Volume 1, Number 1 (2008)

Peasant Resistance to Neoliberalism: La Via Campesina and Food Sovereignty

Annette Desmarais

University of Regina

 

Since emerging in 1993, La Vía Campesina has  become  a  powerful  voice  of  opposition to  the  globalization  of  a  modern,  industrial and  neoliberal  model  of  rural  development.  By  “building  unity  within  diversity”  La  Vía Campesina pulls together rural movements to work  for  an  alternative  model  of  agriculture and  community  based  on  food sovereignty.  This article sheds light on La Vía Campesina’s contributions to this growing food sovereignty movement.

 

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