Agroecology as Resistance: The Case of Venezuela

Miguel Angel Núñez He who believes, believes He who creates, creates The doer transforms himself And the society he lives in. Mayan Proverb – EZLN Agroecology in the different agricultural productive spaces and at a global level, is positioning itself as the only valid option to advance and overcome the different onslaughts that globalizing corporate…

Venezuela’s National Productive Alliance: Food Production in Times of War

Producing the food the country needs is a basic element of any economy, beyond the political character of its government. In a besieged and economically blockaded Venezuela, this becomes central, strategic. One of the planes where in recent times the population has been attacked has been precisely in its capacity to acquire the necessary food…

Bolivia: Land in the Hands of Those Who Work It

Nara Romero Rams Eighty percent of Bolivia’s arable land is in the hands of peasants, a policy implemented by the government of President Evo Morales since 2006 that benefited 48,634 farming families. The distribution of three million 366,589 hectares to date for the production of vegetables, tubers, fruit trees and other products for the family…

National Productive Alliance: Production as Resistance

The alternatives to confront the current situation in our country are emerging at different points. Initiatives promoted by different sectors, the government, social organizations, communes, peasant sectors, professionals and workers in the big cities. In recent weeks, the U.S. government has deepened the criminal blockade even further, attacking the general population more directly. Measures that…

UN Decade of Family Farming: Peasants Voice Their Hopes and Concerns

In December 2017, the UN General Assembly declared 2019-2028 as the “United Nations Decade of Family Farming” and mandated the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) to implement the Decade. The resolution of the General Assembly also called on governments, international organizations and civil society organizations to…

The Political Declaration of the VII Congress of the CLOC LVC

Havana, 30 June 2019 Revolution is a sense of the historical moment, it is to change everything that must be changed, it is full equality and freedom, it is to be treated and to treat others as human beings, it is to emancipate ourselves and with our own efforts, it is to challenge powerful dominant…

The Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) at 25 Years

Osvaldo León In February 1994, in Lima (Perú), under the slogan “United in Defense of Life, Land, Work and Production” the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC) was officially established.  Eighty-four (84) organizations from 18 countries across Latin America and the Caribbean came together for this historic moment.  This became possible as a result…

Productive Reactivation of the Countryside: Táchira Chapter

In the municipality of Libertador in the state of Táchira, a new chapter was added to the daily struggle that peasant hands are waging for production. On June 11, a ceremony was held for the delivery of certified seeds and supplies for conuqueros producers from the municipalities of Torbes, Fernández Feo, San Cristóbal and Libertador….

Another Step Towards Sovereignty: Native Potato Seedbeds in Táchira

Production is indispensable in the defense of sovereignty and peace, said Rubén Rodríguez, coordinator of the Revolutionary Current Bolívar and Zamora in the state of Táchira. Going one step further in that direction, the agreement reached between the Association of Integral Producers of the Páramo (PROINPA) and the peasants organized in La Corriente for the…