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Nyeleni newsletter: beyond land – Territory and Food sovereignty

The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online!   Land has always been a highly contested good. Control over land and related resources reflect the power relations in a country/region, and are an indicator of existing social injustices. At the same time, these resources are central to the rights, livelihoods and identity of …

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21-23 Oct. 2020 – CSO Consultation X FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC)

The FAO Regional Conference for Europe (ERC) is to be held on November 2-4. Prior to the ERC, Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia Food Sovereignty Network (Nyéléni ECA) is organizing a consultation for civil society organizations, to be held virtually on October 21-23. All CSO is welcome to participate ! (Contact: info@nyeleni-eca.net) The ERC is …

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Bio-district della Via Amerina e delle Forre – an Agroecological innovative territory for sustainable local development

Italy’s bio-districts represent clearly defined territories that encompass organic agriculture and food production, promotion of local community initiatives, cultural heritage, and traditional crafts. Bio-districts foster collaboration between farmers, local residents, tourism operators, local authorities, and other cultural and historical institutes and organisations. Italy has 30 bio-districts. Bio-district della Via Amerina e delle Forre is a …

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Testing the Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) in European and Central Asian contexts

The Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation (TAPE) is an innovative framework to evaluate the performance of agricultural systems and create global evidence on how agroecology supports the transition to sustainable food systems at different scales and locations and to inform policy-making. Following a request by FAO Member Countries, this tool was developed through a participatory …

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Our contribution to the FSN forum discussion on COVID-19: support family farming

Check here the page of the FSN forum discussion “Responding to the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on food value chains through efficient logistics” The following contribution will explore two points: 1) the particular resilience of localized food systems -based on family farming- highlighted by the global crisis and; 2) the urgent need to support …

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Undemocratic Land Reform Bill threatens peasant access to land in Ukraine

Press release                                                                             20 May 2020, Brussels   Undemocratic Land Reform Bill threatens peasant access to land in Ukraine ECVC together with URDN, Bankwatch and EcoAction demand the Ukrainian government repeals the law and ensures any future process is subject to fair, open and democratic debate, in which the voices of small-scale farmers and Civil Society …

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Workshop on SEEDS in Kyrghyzstan

Schola Campesina is in Kyrgyzstan (8-9 Feb. 2020) to facilitate a workshop on SEED EXCHANGE for Dyikan Muras seed-savers network members, in collaboration with ADI (Agency of Development Initiatives).