Food Sovereignty

NAFTA, Insecurity, Power Vacuums and Violence in Rural Mexico

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2014

Rural Mexico is experiencing a crisis in human security crisis. The drastic transformation of public policies toward the agricultural sector, induced by programs of structural adjustment and trade liberalization especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), created conditions for the emergence of the multiple forms of violence in Mexican agriculture.

Fight Against Monsanto Enters the Courtroom

Escrito por  |  28 / April / 2014

The invasion of GM corn into Mexico threatens peasant farmers and the future of the native seed as powerful transnational companies lobby aggressively to get their way.

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles: What Haitian Farmers Organizations are Fighting For

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014

FONDAMA highlights the challenges of achieving food sovereignty in Haiti while trying to protect and assist local producers as part of agrarian reform efforts.

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2014

After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.

Rural women organize against gender violence and for equality

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2014

In Mexico, rural women have vowed to defend the right to food, to biodiversity, to our natural resources, and to end the violence in all forms that arises out of capitalist and patriarchal systems. They reaffirmed these commitments on Mar. 8.

How NAFTA Unleashed the Violence in Mexico

Escrito por  |  7 / February / 2014

The drastic transformation of public agricultural policies–brought about by structural adjustment programs and the trade opening with NAFTA–generated the conditions for the emergence of multiple forms of violence in the Mexican countryside.

Reflections from Yucuyoco

Escrito por  |  16 / January / 2014

The values inherent in the village life of Yucuyoco are happily present to one degree or another in most of the indigenous communities of the Americas, and probably of Africa and Asia as well. But in Latin America perhaps more than elsewhere at the moment, these values are regaining their voice.