The “National Agrarian Summit: Peasant, Ethnic and of the People” will take place on March 15-17 in Bogota, capital of Colombia, aiming to establish a common program and define a political and social action agenda among the different agrarian and popular sectors. The Summit expects to reach these goals by exchanging experiences, perceptions and ways of working of the Colombian social and popular movement. The goal is to create paths and dialogue and negotiation mechanisms to strengthen their social processes and rural life as a whole. Real World Radio will be in Bogota covering this Summit, which is a step further of the National Agrarian Strike held by the South American popular sectors for over two months during 2013.
Two weeks after the Agrarian Peasant Summit went on strike in Colombia and as the protest measure gets stronger, the 11 organizations that make up said Summit reached their first victory since they started a new stage in the struggle for the Colombian countryside in 2013 with the first National Agrarian and Peoples´ Strike. Read more
No discussion of Colombia's current situation would be complete without mention of the call for a national strike made by different organizations on March 17, following the end of the National Agrarian Summit in Bogota. Read more
The unanimous declaration that followed the March 15-17 Agrarian Summit in Bogota, Colombia, highlights eight key issues where the needs of the populations and expectations of the communities, organizations and social movements participating in the event are expressed. Read more
The National Agrarian Summit held in Bogota, Colombia ended after two days of debates and of reaching inter-ethnic and inter-sectoral agreements. Over 20,000 people from different parts of the country met in Plaza de Bolivar to march to the Coliseo de Campin, where the main event was taking place. Read more
During the National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit, which is taking place in Bogota, Colombia, Real World Radio interviewed Olga Quintero, member of the Panel of Agrarian Dialogue (MIA) and the Patriotic March. She talked about land, unity, peace and mobilization, all subjects discussed during the first day of meetings. Read more
The organizations that held the National Agrarian, Peasant, Ethnic and Popular Summit last week in Colombia, rejected the so called “National Agrarian Pact” used by the Government to end the conflict in the country’s rural area and moved forward in paving the way for a consensus Single Pact. Read more
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