Programme Santé

DECLARATION OF SMALL PRODUCERS ORGANIZATIONS AND PRODUCING FOOD AND ORGANIZATIONS OF CIVIL SOCIETY FEATURED

We are delegates from different organizations and social movements of small and small producers of food. We are peasants, fishermen and fishermen, indigenous and traditional peoples, pastoralists and pastoralists, agricultural and food sector workers, landless, urban and peri-urban communities living in poverty and poverty. food insecurity, consumers, youth, women and NGOs.
Agroecology can not be understood as a simple set of technological devices and productive practices. Agroecology is a lifestyle of peoples in harmony with the language of Nature. It is a paradigm shift in the social, political, productive and economic relations of our territories to transform the way we produce and consume food and to restore a socio-cultural reality devastated by industrial food production. Agroecology generates knowledge at the local level, builds social justice, promotes identity and culture, and enhances the economic viability of rural and urban areas. This vision, these principles and these common values ​​of Agroecology, approved during the International Forum of Agroecology of Nyéléni, in 2015, have been continually enriched, innovated, adapted, multiplied, put into practice in different ways according to our realities and in respect of our cosmovisions, our cultures, our economies and our local food systems, and based on a real agro-ecological food production. Our peoples and our organizations are historical subjects who, through their ancestral production systems and their struggles, have managed to progress in the construction of Agroecology and Food Sovereignty. In other words, it is not something new; it is the fruit of the wisdom of the indigenous peoples which is reinforced today with the recovery of practices and new peasant innovations, taking care of Mother Earth and producing healthy foods in abundance to feed our people. We women are not the objects of politicians who want to emancipate us, but active subjects of Agroecology and guardians of Biodiversity. We want our central role in the food production and reproduction of life, as well as in the economy of our families and communities, to be visible and recognized. Agroecology means protecting and fulfilling our rights as women, not just as mothers and caregivers in our homes. Agroecology implies our full participation in the social and political life of our communities, ensuring our access to land, water, seeds and means of production in autonomy and freedom. Our equitable participation in decision-making spaces is essential. Our peoples and our organizations have expanded and deepened their knowledge through collective construction and alliances, through the dialogue of knowledge between different sectors and generations. For us, the expansion of Agroecology means that a growing number of small-scale producers are taking the lead; its central ingredient is the social organization in the territory. That is, the processes of producer, worker, and consumer organizations of men and women building the social, political, economic, and cultural fabric that will enable us to advance in the transformation of a failed industrial agrifood system, which is detrimental to the environment and the health of our peoples. Any public policy to support and / or promote Agroecology must be developed and implemented with the participation of its central subject, namely small food producers and their processes of organization, production and training. Agroecology can not be another tool for the expansion of the industrial agri-food production model. Due to the lack of differentiated public policies for rural youth, youth are one of the sectors most affected by the agrarian crisis, land grabbing and migration to cities. The Agroecology appears as a tool of transformation and social justice to guarantee the rights of young people, ensuring them access to decent living conditions in rural areas. In order to ensure all the above and given that small producers and small producers constitute a fundamental pillar of Agroecology, it is crucial to guarantee the collective rights of the peoples who feed the world, to have protected access and seed control, biodiversity, land and territories, water, knowledge, culture and the commons. Faced with the urgency of situations of asymmetries, protracted crises, land grabbing, conflicts, occupations and wars, and in the face of the alarming wave of criminalization and violent repression against the defenders of territories and small producers, we call for: The implementation of the processes based on the Human Rights, cornerstone of the United Nations and in particular of the FAO, citing, inter alia: the Right to Food; the Tenure Guidelines; the Small Scale Fishing Guidelines; ILO Convention 169; free, prior and informed consent; CEDAW and its General Recommendation 34 and the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other Rural Workers. We welcome the fact that this Symposium is a new step towards the recognition and promotion of Agroecology by intergovernmental institutions, governments, universities and research centers. FAO and other UN agencies must continue to strengthen their work in the field of Agroecology. This requires that their governing bodies take appropriate measures to implement market policies, public procurement, training, financing and technical assistance, among others, that support smallholder organizations and their local, national, regional and international levels. Without protection of our Rights, there is no Agroecology! Without feminism, there is no Agroecology! Without our peoples, there is no Agroecology! FAO and other UN agencies must continue to strengthen their work in the field of Agroecology. This requires that their governing bodies take appropriate measures to implement market policies, public procurement, training, financing and technical assistance, among others, that support smallholder organizations and their local, national, regional and international levels. Without protection of our Rights, there is no Agroecology!Without feminism, there is no Agroecology! Without our peoples, there is no Agroecology! FAO and other UN agencies must continue to strengthen their work in the field of Agroecology. This requires that their governing bodies take appropriate measures to implement market policies, public procurement, training, financing and technical assistance, among others, that support smallholder organizations and their local, national, regional and international levels. Without protection of our Rights, there is no Agroecology! Without feminism, there is no Agroecology! Without our peoples, there is no Agroecology! financing and technical assistance, among others, that support small producer organizations and their processes at local, national, regional and international levels. Without protection of our Rights, there is no Agroecology! Without feminism, there is no Agroecology! Without our peoples, there is no Agroecology! financing and technical assistance, among others, that support small producer organizations and their processes at local, national, regional and international levels. Without protection of our Rights, there is no Agroecology! Without feminism, there is no Agroecology! Without our peoples, there is no Agroecology!

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