National Farmers Union
Via Campesina and its members focus on issues such as food sovereignty and trade; agrarian reform (re-distribution of access to, and control over, resources such as land, seeds, water, credit); appropriate technology and sustainable agriculture; strengthening women’s participation in social, economic, political, and cultural matters; peasants’ and farmers’ rights; biodiversity; migrant farm workers; and the promotion of economic relations of equality and social justice.
Via Campesina is organized into eight regions: Europe, Northeast and Southeast Asia, South Asia, North America, the Caribbean, Central America, Africa, and South America.
Canada ’s National Farmers Union was a founding member of the Via Campesina. The NFU continues to take an active role in the VC, including, until recently the role of North American Co-ordinator and Coordinator of the Women’s Commission of the Vía Campesina. NFU former Presidents Wayne Easter and Nettie Wiebe played a key role in the founding and development of the Via Campesina.
The NFU is very active internationally. Our efforts include current work on the Ban Terminator Campaign and the WTO trade talks. Most important, the NFU is a founding member of the Via Campesina, a global movement in which the NFU remains very active.
Click here for a detailed article on the Via Campesina: United in the Via Campesina by Annette Aurelie Desmarais
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