Corporations have stepped beyond lobbying governments. They are integrating in policy-making at the national and international levels. From agriculture to technology, decisions historically made by
The European Commission wants to change GMO legislation after refusing to properly harmonise and apply it (ECVC)
Press release 29 April 2021, Brussels “The European Commission today published a study, commissioned by the Council of the EU, on “new genomic techniques“, in
Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples: New CFS Voluntary Guidelines on Food Systems and Nutrition fail to pave the way to profound transformation
Rome, 20 April 2021 – Civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ organisations share with deep regret their collective and critical assessment of the Voluntary Guidelines on
Press release 16 April 2021, Brussels Today, in a letter to the European Commission and CAP legislators, signed by farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs,
Community of Practices
Schola Campesina -with many partners active in Agroecology accross the Region Europe and Central Asia- is testing the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE). This
There are 1.5 billion peasant farmers and food producers in the world (the largest sector in the world) and they represent a pillar of economic democracy. Indeed, small-scale food producers make food and agriculture the unique sector of the economy which is not dominated by oligopolies (Internet is in the hands of 10 companies, the world energy market is possibly in the hands of 20, and most economic sectors are experiencing unprecedented concentration). Despite the large number of concentration processes currently ongoing, food and agriculture represents the only sector where there are still 1.5 billion food producers. Hence, a rights-based social and economic model built on a strong sector of food producers, peasant farmers, small-scale fishers and pastoralists, and not on the arrogant force of a few.
Schola Campesina is an international Agroecology school, based in an italian biodistrict, seeking to strengthen food producers’ organizations worldwide in their struggle for Food sovereignty and Agroecology. Through knowledge sharing processes (trainings, videos, webinars, posts), we seek to facilitate the understanding of -and actions within- the global governance of food and agriculture (Rome process).
Based on Nyéléni International Forum for Agroecology (2015) and on the principles of Dialogo de saberes and Popular Education; Schola Campesina seeks to develop the dialogue among peasant, academical and activist knowledge.