July 2017 – Basque Country
From July 16-24, La Via Campesina International will hold its 8th International Conference, the movement’s highest decision-making forum, an extremely significant event in the current context. Real World Radio will be present in Derio, Basque Country, covering the activities. Peasants, fisherfolk, and herders have suffered as their contributions to feeding humanity, generating employment and sustaining cultures have gone unnoticed. La Via Campesina has already changed this situation and will continue “feeding our peoples and building a movement to change the world.” Food is a task for each and every person on the planet, as is providing support to the building of a global movement.
Through its 24 years of "building the movement to change the world", La Vía Campesina International has built bridges not only towards urban movements and organizations, but also towards other small scale food production actors, such as the World Alliance of Mobile Indigenous People (WAMIP), which gathers nomadic peoples around the globe. Read more
Although he refers to himself as an "active retired person", the presence of Paul Nicholson at the 7th Conference of la Vía Campesina that was held in his own lands, the Basque Country, was the object of interviews, consultations and homages given his nature as founder and historical articulator of this global social movement. Read more
The Assembly, which took place on July 17 and 18 in Derio, Basque Country, was carried out in the framework of the 7th International Conference of La Vía Campesina, the highest body for discussion and decision making of the global network of peasant organizations, which will take place through July 24. In the following video, produced by La Vía Campesina, women warn about the need to strengthen their own organizations and demand more participation in decision-making bodies. Watch video
In July, La Via Campesina International will hold its 7th International Conference, the movement's highest decision-making forum, an extremely significant event in the current context. Real World Radio will be present in Derio, Basque Country, covering the activities. Read more
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