Peasant Resistance to Neoliberalism: La Via Campesina and Food Sovereignty
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.