La Via Campesina

La Via Campesina is the international movement which brings together millions of peasants, small and medium-size farmers, landless people, women farmers, indigenous people, migrants and agricultural workers from around the world. It defends small-scale sustainable agriculture as a way to promote social justice and dignity. It strongly opposes corporate driven agriculture and transnational companies that are destroying people and nature.

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Saturday, December 6, 2014 - 8:30am
The Solution to Climate Change Is in Our Lands
A global effort to give small farmers and indigenous communities control over lands is the best hope we have to deal with climate change and feed the world’s growing population. As governments converge on Lima for the UN Climate Change Conference, the brutal killing of Peruvian indigenous activist...
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Thursday, November 7, 2013 - 2:33pm
Climate Summit: Don't Turn Farmers into 'Climate Smart' Carbon Traders!
Farmers produce food, not carbon. Yet, if some of the governments and corporate lobbies negotiating at the UN climate change conference to be held in Warsaw from 11-22 November have their way, farmland could soon be considered as a carbon sink that polluting corporations can buy into to compensate for their harmful emissions.
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - 2:30pm
A Call to Reject False Capitalist Solutions to Climate Crisis
As the climate negotiations come to a close, the industrialized countries insist on inaction for the next decade, finding even more ways to escape their historical responsibility, create more carbon markets including one on agriculture and to keep business as usual of burning the planet.
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Thursday, June 7, 2012 - 10:02am
Rio+20 and Beyond: People of the World Confront the Advance of Capitalism
Governments from all over the world will meet in Río de Janeiro, Brasil from June 20-22 2012, to supposedly commemorate 20 years since the “Earth Summit”, the United Nations Conference on the Environment and Development, that established for the first time a global agenda for “sustainable development”. During this summit, in 1992, three international conventions were adopted: the Convention on Biological Diversity, the United Nations Convention on Climate Change, and the Convention to Fight Desertification.
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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 11:12am
In Defense of Food Sovereignty: Stop Water Grabbing!
We, as peasants’ and farmers’ organizations from countries all over the world, members of La Via Campesina, met between the 12th and 17th of March 2012, for the Alternative World Water Forum in Marseille, France.
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