Via campesina

A group of 30 African smallholder farmers who participated at a Via Campesina training on agro-ecology in Ghana have issued the following statement, reaffirming their commitment to food sovereignty.

The international peasant's movement La Via Campesina and its South African member the Landless People's Movement are mobilizing for the 17th Conference of the Parties (COP 17) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Durban, South Africa, from 28 November to 9 December 2011.

'Zimbabwean farmers’ organizations are hosting a training meeting on agroecology, an encounter organized by La Via Campesina (LVC) Africa in Masvingo province in Zimbabwe, from June 13 to 19. The training workshop brings together LVC member organizations in the continent, key allies including academics, NGOs, social science practioners, and small-scale farmers.'

La Via Campesina delegates attending the conference of the Convention on Biodiversity (CBD) in Nagoya from 19 to 29 October 2010 regret that the conference failed to achieve a radical decision to halt the mass commercialization and destruction of biodiversity.