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We Are La Via Campesina

Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi

We are La Via Campesina,” a short 15-minute video about the international peasants organization, offers a range of insights from the movement’s representatives as they speak about their struggles for food sovereignty and for social, economic, and climate justice. 923 more words

Social Justice

Farming Today: news of the Ecological Land Co-operative chaired by Shaun Chamberlin

This may be heard by going to http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05tbf5c

Shaun writes in depth about the Ecological Land Co-operative, which exists to overcome the two great barriers to land for those wishing to establish ecological businesses and smallholdings here: soaring land prices and simple legal permission: 273 more words

Shaun Chamberlin

Reclaiming, Relocalizing, Reconnecting: The Power of Taking Back Local Food Systems

A rare Wednesday post on the 45th anniversary of Earth Day.
A new report by Friends of the Earth Europe looks at five examples of European communities successfully taking on the challenge of creating new systems that honor wise stewardship, local wealth and health and civic engagement. 7 more words

Farmers Markets

To cool the planet, give land back to small farmers and indigenous communities

Peru’s violent land conflicts also bring into focus another issue of equal importance to climate change that can no longer be ignored: the concentration of farmland in the hands of a few.

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From corporate control to food democracy - Food Otherwise video

Watch the video recorded during the 2014 Food Otherwise conference in Wageningen University, Netherlands. Interviews with activist Vandana Shiva, prof. Jan Douwe van der Ploeg… 18 more words


Food sovereignty is what?

Agrarian Reform
Defense of territory
Local food systems

“World-wide, peasants, pastoralists, fisher-folk and other small-scale food producers
provide some 70% percent of the food consumed by humanity, even though we…

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Food Sovereignty

Land Grabs in the Global North

On Friday, whilst researching my undergraduate dissertation, I stumbled across this article on La Via Campesina’s website. Until now, I had, somewhat naively, assumed that land grabs – the acquisition of large areas of land by corporations or states in order to grow basic crops for export – were an issue which only affected the global South. 472 more words