Universal Declaration on the Common Well-Being Of Humanity
Biofuels promotion increases food prices
2011 Food crisis
February 2011 - Update
The participants of the 3-day workshop "Land grabbing in Africa - Dangers and Challenges" in Dakar drafted the M'bour Declaration on land grabbing in Africa that you can use to lobby.
They also participated in drafting the Dakar Appeal against land grabbing that is a common declaration issued from the World Social Forum in Dakar.
EU BIOFUELS & LAND in AFRICA
The European Union continues to promote agrofuels crops which require land in Africa. To read more
The secretary of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, told that water is not a commercial product but rather a common good belongs to everyone To read more
Update January 2011
Update December 2010
Update November 2010
BIOFUELS & LAND in EU policy
LAND, BIOFUELS & Indirect land use change
Renewable Energy contribution to EU energy consumption
BIOFUELS & LAND - EU Energy policy impacts on African land
AGROFUELS: The Commission does not meet problems.
Land & Right to food
G8 and food security
Final call for signing Dakar Declaration against land grabbing
Mozambique: D1's jatropha businesses sold-off by February ?
2009 – The signs of the year
Call of the 17th of April 2007:
International Day of Peasants’ Struggles
Europe needs all its farmers!
The 17th of April, International Day of Peasant’s Struggles, was established after the killing of 19 landless farmers
members of the Landless Peasant Movements (MST) in Brazil while la Via Campesina was celebrating its second
international conference in Txacal, Mexico, on the 17th of April 1996.
At the occasion of the 17th of April 2007, the member organizations of la Via Campesina in Europe organize
actions all over Europe to express their demands :
Europe needs many farmers! Employement in agriculture should be a priority, both to ensure food
security for the European people, to garanty modes of production that respect the environment and are less
energy-consuming and to keep living rural areas. We refuse the organized sweeping out of the European
An agricultural public policy is needed to keep numerous farmers and to ensure food security for the
Europeans. Food sovereignty is a right for the Europeans too: this means that the European food and
agricultural policies have to be decided by the European citizens, not by the WTO.
The CAP has to change deeply, but it should not be erased. In front of the reforms of 2008 and
2013, we demand agricultural prices that reflects the true value of the products and that allow the farmers to
live mainly from the sell of their products. In order to achieve this, we demand supply management, the end to
the production concentration process, the end of dumping and the right to have tariff barriers to prevent low
Access to land, water, seeds and credits are rights! We reject GMOs and all patents on life, which
represent a theft of the humanity patrimony and which increase the threat over the biodiversity. We demand an
effective policy to support the young people who want to become farmers and to help them access to land and
to other agricultural resources.
Inequalities between men and women in agriculture must come to an end. Common right to the
farm and access to the same social and economical rights are basic demands to achieve genuine equality.
We will mobilize in the coming months to express these demands:
- on the 19th of April, we support the action day against EPAs and against the unfair trade deals
imposed by the EU over other countries.
- From June the 2nd to the 8th, we will take part to the mobilizations against G8 in Rostock, Germany,
together with the other social movements. We call to rally on June the 3rd against GMOs and corporatecontrolled
factory farming and to take part to the Youth Assembly for the right to land and to farming.