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Open letter to the Institutions: Europe needs more farmers

  Press release                                                                             16 April 2021, Brussels Today, in a letter to the European Commission and CAP legislators, signed by farmers’ organisations, environmental organisations, NGOs, unions, and researchers, European Coordination Via Campesina underlines the key role of small and medium-sized farmers in the resolution of current social, environmental, and food-related crises. It demands that EU …

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Legislative protection on peasant seeds in West Africa is urgently needed

Organizations from 7 countries of West Africa, members of the ROPPA (Réseau des organisations paysannes et de producteurs de l’Afrique de l’Ouest), met for a 3-days gathering to push for regulations that protect peasant seeds from companies that extract genetic material for commercial purpose. In this audio doc, Ibrahima Coulibaly (CNOP Mali / ROPPA) explains …

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The UN Food Systems Summit: How Not to Respond to the Urgency of Reform

By Michael Fakhri, Hilal Elver and Olivier De Schutter From: http://www.ipsnews.net/2021/03/un-food-systems-summit-not-respond-urgency-reform/ At a critical juncture on the road to the UN Food Systems Summit, three UN rights experts warn that it will fail to be a ‘people’s summit’ unless it is urgently rethought. NEW YORK, Mar 22 2021 (IPS) – Global food systems have been …

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Step 0 gathering in Moldova - EcoVillage Center, district Criuleni, Village Rîșcova (4/2/21)

Tool for Agroecological Performance Evaluation – Testing in Europe and Central Asia

FAO Tool for Agroecological Performance Evaluation (TAPE) is in its pilot phase and Schola Campesina coordinates the testing in countries of  Europe and Central Asia including Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Turkey, Moldova, Hungary, Italy (and many others to come in 2021). Beyond demontsrating the performance of agroecology, TAPE is a tool that makes visible peasant knowledge …

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More than 170 Civil Society Groups Worldwide Oppose Plans for a Big Tech Dominated Body for Global Digital Governance

Just Net Coalition, along with more than 170 civil society groups addressed an Open Letter to the UN Secretary General urging him to shelve plans for a High Level Multistakeholder Body which, if set up, can be expected to become the default apex global digital governance and policy body. This body is to be privately …

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Open Letter – THE NEW CAP NEEDS SOCIAL CONDITIONALITY

Schola Campesina signed the Open Letter – The new CAP needs Social Conditionality, End exploitation and raise labour standards in European agriculture   “At least ten million people are employed in European agriculture, mainly as seasonal workers, day labourers or in other insecure statuses. Despite being defined as essential by the EU institutions and national …

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