Publication Economic / Social Policy - Participation / Civil Rights - Globalization - Commons / Social Infrastructure - Food Sovereignty Access to Resources and Means of Production

How international legal mechanisms can be used to address and protect peasants’ rights





La Via Campesina,


May 2022

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The first thematic booklet on Access to Resources and Means of Production, funded by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung, is here! The first of four in a series, these booklets are part of the popular education materials to be used as a crucial step in reconnecting those who inspired and created the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in the Rural Areas (UNDROP). It highlights how UNDROP can be used to address and protect peasants’ rights to resources and means of production. The first booklet outlines the state’s obligations and concludes by giving examples on how communities around the world are using UNDROP to protect their rights.

The popular education materials will help La Via Campesina and its members and partners to effectively use the UNDROP in their struggles to assert and advance collective and individual rights. In so doing, they help to create broader awareness, promote deeper understanding, and enhance capacities (through training) of rural people’s movements. La Via Campesina and FIAN International aim for this  booklet to be used as a foundational tool to ensure that the UNDROP will be respected, implemented, and promoted at all levels from local to international, from community customs to policymaking mechanisms.

The UNDROP popular educational materials are developed by La Via Campesina and FIAN International with support from the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung. The first thematic booklet, Access to Resources and Means of Production, is published by La Via Campesina.

United Nations Declaration of Peasant Rights: Access to Resources and Means of Production – Thematic Booklet

Published by La Via Campesina
Illustration by Sophie Holin

Sponsored by the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung with funds of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development of the Federal Republic of Germany. This publication or parts of it can be used by others for free as long as they provide a proper reference to the original publication.

The content of the publication is the sole responsibility of FIAN International and does not necessarily reflect a position of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung.

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