Publication Food Sovereignty Peasant Rights and Food Production

How the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants can be used to protect peasants’ rights to land and production





La Via Campesina,

Illustration: Sophie Holin

The second La Via Campesina booklet on “Peasant Rights and Food Production”, funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation, is available now! The second 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).

This second booklet explores how UNDROP can be used to (1) address and protect peasants’ rights to produce food on their own terms and challenge monopolies that control the land, tools, and technology, (2) transform food production and industrial food system into one based on agroecology and food sovereignty, (3) fight for the protection of traditional knowledge systems and cultures that shape peasant food production, (4) understand the state’s responsibilities and empower ourselves to raise our voices, and work towards comprehensive popular agrarian reforms to achieve food sovereignty.

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.

The UNDROP popular educational materials were developed by La Via Campesina and FIAN International with support from the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

Peasants Rights and Food Production

Published by La Via Campesina
Illustration by Sophie Holin

Funded by the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation 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 the position of the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation.

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