Food Sovereingty


Social organisations against UN Food Systems Summit in 2021

The Summit does not respect the “rights-based, legitimate and inclusive” multilateral framework, argue the organisations

“If this Summit, convened by the United Nations (UN), goes on in the same way, whatever guidelines come out of it will most likely continue promoting the industrial food systems that have made people unwell,” warns Saúl Vicente from the International Indian Treaty Council. He was referring to the UN  … Read more

The peasant struggle amid the COVID-19 pandemic

On the International Day of Peasants' Struggle, organizations promote Food Sovereignty as a solution in the world we want to build

April 17, International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, is a special day celebrated by rural organizations around the world, usually with demonstrations, conferences, demands addressed to governments, and other activities. But of course, this year, the COVID-19 pandemic is severely limiting the room for action. For this reason, the international peasant  … Read more

Why is Food Sovereignty key in the resistance against authoritarianism?

Special edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter featuring Real World Radio interviews with agroecological leaders

We invite you to listen to and share the interviews conducted by Real World Radio for the Nyéléni Newsletter, with Miriam Nobre, Carlos Marentes, Andoni García, Mercia Andrews and Roma Malik, leaders from the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia who focus on agroecology, feminism and the struggle for peasant rights.  … Read more

FOOD SOVEREIGNTY THREATENED BY THE PATRIARCHAL FAMILY MODEL, AGRIBUSINESS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

Interview with Miriam Nobre*, agronomist and feminist activist with the World March of Women in Brazil, for Nyéléni Newsletter

What challenges do the rise of neofascism and conservatism in Latin America pose to Food Sovereignty? The attempts by conservative sectors to return to the patriarchal family model are added to the dismantling of public policies that promote young people staying in the countryside, and the alliance between agribusiness, drug  … Read more

The fight for Food Sovereignty: a battle against the fascist offensive

Interview with Carlos Marentes, peasant leader from the US-Mexico border

 “We will not achieve Food Sovereignty if we can’t recover control over our communities and territories, if we can’t take back control over food from the corporations”, warned peasant Carlos Marentes, a long-standing leader from La Vía Campesina. “This is a complicated struggle, it requires intense work. In the current  … Read more

India: the right to land and ownership of means of production at the center of the dispute against the capitalist system

Controversial Citizenship Law brings new wave of mobilizations against the far-right wing

In India there have been massive demonstrations against a new Citizenship Law that came into force in January, which grants nationality to refugees from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Bangladesh, except Muslims. In December, tens of people were murdered in the repression of mobilizations, and hundreds were arrested. Those who oppose the  … Read more

“They are using peoples’ feelings to promote a false protectionism”

Fascist/nationalist discourses are taking advantage of the crisis in the European countryside to promote neoliberal policies

Andoni García, a farmer from the Basque Country and member of the Coordination Committee of La Vía Campesina Europe (ECVC) warned in an interview with Real World Radio about the use of “nationalist sentiment” in right-wing political discourses as a feature of the rising conservatism and fascism on the continent.  … Read more

The Right to Say NO

Rural Women’s Assembly fights against patriarchal culture and to maintain the integrity of African peasants and lands

“We are the guardians of land, seeds, life and love” is the slogan of the Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) of Southern Africa, a movement of rural women founded in 2009 with a membership of over 100 000 women, mainly farmers from South Africa, Mozambique, Malawi, Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland, Mauritius, Zambia and  … Read more

A rebel, but conscious youth

Visit to El Maizal community in Venezuela: an example of autonomy and food production

Socialist community El Maiza, located between Lara and Portuguesa states, in Venezuela, is a reference for the community movement of the country. Founded 11 years ago, with diverse self-managed companies, El Maizal is proud to show visitors their productive diversity and their political-ideological framework, with self-government as their banner. One  … Read more