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UK – Nicaragua, Covid 19, agroecology and food sovereignty

NSC News | Tuesday, 9 June 2020 |

WEBINAR 20 June 2-3.15 UK time

This webinar will bring together representatives of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Nicaragua and the UK Landworkers Alliance. Both are member organisations of La Via Campesina, a global movement representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, indigenous peoples and migrants.

UN agencies, governments and civil society organisations are warning that one of the profound consequences of the coronavirus crisis could well be a hunger crisis affecting tens of millions of people. They argue for profound political and structural changes that ensure everyone has access to healthy, affordable food; that value workers and farmers; that localise supply chains; that use agroecological farming principles and that contribute positively to addressing the climate and biodiversity crisis.

In the context of COVID-19 this seminar will discuss the perspectives on agroecology and food sovereignty of UK Landworkers Alliance in the UK and the ATC in Nicaragua and why international solidarity is so critical in these times of profound change.

Speakers: Ruth UK Landworkers Alliance; Fausto Torres, Nicaragua Rural Workers Association (ATC, member of the co-ordination of Latin American Rural Organisation (CLOC)

Moderator: Julie Lamin, member of the Board of Trustees of NSC


Information on how to join the Zoom meeting will be sent to you once you have registered and at least 24 hours before the event.