Alternatives to unsustainable livestock and feedstock farming and the current corporate free trade model This briefing paper aims to contribute to the many ongoing efforts, actions, and discussions on alternatives to industrial livestock production, whether local, specific or systemic. It considers how we can strengthen, link and build on existing genuine alternatives, as well as creating new ones, together with social movements, small farmers, small … Continue reading Our food is not your business
Nyéléni, Mali, 27 February 2015. We are delegates representing diverse organizations and international movements of small-scale food producers and consumers, including peasants, indigenous peoples and communities (together with hunters and gatherers), family farmers, rural workers, herders and pastoralists, fisherfolk and urban people. Together, the diverse constituencies our organizations represent produce some 70% of the food consumed by humanity. They are the primary global investors in agriculture, as well as the primary providers of jobs and livelihoods in the world. Continue reading “Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology”
Synthesis of Discussions at the International Meeting: “Agrarian Reform and the Defense of Land and Territory in the 21st Century: The Challenge and Future,” held in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatera, Indonesia, July 10th- 13th, 2012 Prepared by Shalmali Guttal with inputs from Sofia Monsalve, Rebeca Leonard and all participants at the International Meeting. An adapted version was published in the Journal of Peasant Studies 40:4 (2013), … Continue reading Towards an Agrarian Revolution!
[João Pedro Stedile y Osvaldo León, 26/06/2014] ALAI AMLATINA. Desde la década de los ’80, nos encontramos en una nueva fase del capitalismo hegemonizada por el capital financiero y las transnacionales, que pasaron a controlar la producción de las principales mercancías y el comercio mundial, suscitando cambios estructurales en la producción agrícola. Este control del capital financiero sobre los bienes, que circula en el mundo … Continue reading Reforma Agraria Popular: Una alternativa al modelo del capital
[Peter Rosset, from Promised Land, 2006] “Food sovereignty implies the implementation of radical processes of comprehensive agrarian reform adapted to the conditions of each country and region, which will provide peasant and indigenous farmers—with equal opportunities for women—with equitable access to productive resources, primarily land, water, and forests, as well as the means of production, ﬁnancing, training, and capacity building for management and interlocution. Agrarian … Continue reading Moving Forward: Agrarian Reform as a Part of Food Sovereignty
[Peter Rosset, 2009] The recent world food price crisis highlights what many have thought for a long time: the world’s food and agriculture system is broken. Few winners remain in the aftermath of the severe crisis, in which prices for basic food commodities (corn, wheat, rice, soybeans) increased dramatically in 2007 and 2008, only to fall rapidly in the second half of 2008. Although down … Continue reading Fixing our Global Food System: Food Sovereignty and Redistributive Land Reform