Peasants member of the Small Farmers Movement of Brazil (MPA) are organizing their 5th National Seeds Festival in Santa Catarina State, in the context of the campaign titled “Seeds: heritage of the peoples at the service of Humankind”. The festival aims to develop a Peasant Plan as part of the Brazilian Peoples’ Project. Thousands of farmers from Argentina, Paraguay and several Brazilian states will participate in the activities. Real World Radio will cover the event from Achieta city, including testimonies and discussions held at the Festival.
Threats, deceit, pressure and property speculation are the foundations on which one of the country's wealthiest men, Eike Batista, will build the megaproject Puerto do Acu. Read more
The Training Center of the Small Farmers Movement of Brazil (Via Campesina) - located in Rio Grande do Sul- represents a stronghold of political and productive struggle against tobacco transnational corporations that subdue peasant families. Read more
Agronomist Daniela Nerling explains the social tissue that the Small Farmers Movement of Brazil (MPA) has been able to build around its seed improvement plant (called UBS) in Santa Catarina state. Read more
The Brazilian peasants have always been part of someone else's strategy, from industrial capital to agribusiness. The Peasant Plan is an attempt to create their own strategy to contribute to Brazil's structural changes. Read more
The Small Farmers Movement of Brazil (MPA, member of La Via Campesina), denounced in a massive capacity-building seminar that is taking place in Santa Catarina State, what they are considering a lethal blow to the health of farmers, urban citizens and the environment: the future approval of the cultivation of GM soy and corn resistant to the powerful herbicide 2,4-D. Read more
65 year-old agronomist and forest engineer Sebastian Piñeiro aims to identify the latest capital trends to “invert the direction of world domination”. Read more
The internationally recognized right to consult the communities that will be affected by megaprojects before grating licenses has not yet become a law in Peru. Read more
The dialogue between peasant movements in Brazil, facilitated by La Via Campesina, has strengthened since late 2011 around the resistance against agribusiness, which is considered to be a “power alliance” that includes large estate owners, transnational corporations, political sectors and media. Read more
“As women, we are the ones who maintain hope. And I think that while we do this, we need to encourage many other women and tell them to dare to go out, to raise their voices, to avoid being afraid to speak. (…) Women have been told to be afraid within our social and cultural circles. (…) We are covered by a blanket of fear, but we need to move forward with a blanket of hope”, said Jakeline Romero Epiayu.
The European Union (EU) made clear this Friday in Geneva that it is ready to block the advance of the negotiations at the United Nations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights violations.
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