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Webinar, UK - Nicaragua, agroecology, food sovereignty

NSC News | Wednesday, 24 June 2020 |

The Nicaraguan Rural Workers Association (ATC) and the UK Landworkers Alliance (LWA) are member organisations of the global movement La Via Campesina, representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, and indigenous peoples.

La Vía Campesina advocates food sovereignty, defined as “the right of people to healthy and culturally appropriate food produced through ecologically sound and sustainable methods.

UN agencies, governments and civil society organisations are warning that one of the profound consequences of the coronavirus crisis could well be a hunger pandemic 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.

This webinar organised by the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign brought together Fausto Torres of the ATC and Ruth Hancock of the LWA who highlighted the ways in which the vision of La Via Campesina is being put into practice in the UK and Nicaragua and why it is so critical to building a sustainable world for people and the planet post pandemic.