While in Latin America agribusiness corporations are pushing for the privatization of peasant, indigenous and native seeds, family farmer groups are organizing themselves to preserve the “heritage of the peoples at the service of humankind”. The 6th Native Seed Festival of Uruguay will take place under this slogan in Termas de Almirón, near Guichón city, Paysandú department, where the participants will discuss, among other things, about the effects of agrotoxics on the rural people, the financialization of nature and the experiences of struggle for land and self-management by rural workers. The organizers of the Festival, the Native Seed Network of Uruguay, will hold their 7th national meeting shortly before the Festival.
9 September 2015 | Interviews | 6th Native Seed and Family Farming Festival – Uruguay
Agronomist and agroecology expert, Mariano Beltran, is one of the coordinators of the technical team of the Native Seeds Network, member of the National Agroecology Plan that seeks to expand the number of farmers and consumers under agroecologically-based food production, distribution and consumption systems to generate benefits that contribute with the quality of life of rural and urban inhabitants in Uruguay. Read more
11 May 2015 | Interviews | 6th Native Seed and Family Farming Festival – Uruguay
Over 900 people participated in the 6th National Native Seed and Family Farming Festival organized by the National Native Seed Network in Paysandú, Uruguay, on April 26-27. The Festival took place precisely in Termas de Almiron, near Guichon city and was preceded by the 7th National Meeting of Native Seed Farmers who belong to this network made up by over 300 farming families from around the country gathered in 27 local groups. Read more
Far from being at a standstill, the instruments for the private appropriation of nature, which have been increasingly denounced by environmental and peasant movements for decades, are advancing and are developed more and more. The implications and threats they represent against biodiversity are extremely negative, and of course, native seeds do not escape them. For this reason, the 6th Native Seed and Family Farming Festival held in Uruguay organized a Table on the Financialization of Nature, aiming to have discussions and warn about these threats. Read more
29 April 2015 | Photo Galleries | 6th Native Seed and Family Farming Festival – Uruguay
The 6th edition of the Native Seed and Family Farming Festival of Uruguay, which took place last weekend in Guichon, Paysandu department, was mainly a homage to the genetic and cultural accumulation of varieties that are key to feed the people of the world. See gallery
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