You could see our diversity in the hodge podge, mismatched layers of clothing worn to protect us from the record-setting temperatures that never climbed above -8C, and later in our dorm rooms at night as the layers came off, leaving us as we were, stripped back to basics and a dozen tongues. We gathered […]
This was one of the oft-repeated refrains of the VIIth International Conference of La Via Campesina, the global movement of peasant farmers who gathered in the Basque region of Spain for a week in July, which called for more peasants – people of the land – in places like Europe, the US, and even Australia, where we […]
As a young aspiring farmer and producer, I was delighted to represent Fair Food Farmers United (FFFU) at the La Via Campesina (LVC) South East Asia and East Asia Regional meeting. It was inspiring to meet with so many delegates from various farmer and peasant organizations through out the region and discuss something so close […]
Social movements from around the world are mobilizing for the 16th Conference of the Parties (COP16) of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) that will take place in Cancun from 29 November to 10 December 2010.
Four years after the moratorium on Terminator technology was reaffirmed by the United Nations Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), proposals to develop and commercialize ‘genetic-use restriction technologies’ (GURTs) are back on the agenda for policymakers and the biotechnology industry.