Farmer’s Forum: Producing food for our communities

Henry Saragih speech at the opening of the IFAD – Farmer’s Forum, Rome 15 February 2010 Distinguished President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development Distinguished Excutive Board of IFAD an all IFAD staff Dear Participants to Farmers Forum, I’m here today in the name of La Via Campesina as a representative of smallscale farmers, […]

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Rights of Peasants: ending the discrimination against peasants

Speech delivered on Wednesday, 27 January 2010, at the Fourth Session of the Advisory Committee of UN Human Rights Council, Geneva 25-29 January 2010; responding to the report of the Advisory Committee “Discrimination in the context of Right to Food” (A/HRC/AC/4/2) and addressing the Advisory Committee on the need to take further study into standard-setting […]

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Why we left our farms to come to Copenhagen

Why we left our farms to come to Copenhagen

Speech of Henry Saragih, general coordinator of Via Campesina at the opening session of Klimaforum Tonight is a very special night for us to get together here for the opening of the assembly of the social movements and civil society at the Klimaforum. We, the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, are coming to Copenhagen […]

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The speech of Henry Saragih, General Coordinator of La Via Campesina

The speech of Henry Saragih, General Coordinator of La Via Campesina

In the struggle of upholding the food sovereignty, right now the food sovereignty has become an alternative and concrete solution in overcoming the current food crisis.

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Food sovereignty to answer world food and energy crisis

*Speech by Henry Saragih at a Swissaid meeting in Berne, 29 May 2008* Throughout the history of farming, peasants and villagers haveobtained energy from their farmland to fulfil their daily needs.Peasant families are used to using the oil extracted from thecoconut (copra) to light lamps in their houses. Even now peasantfamilies still use biomass to […]

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Letter Diouf on Food Prices

To: Mr Jacques Diouf Secretary General of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) To: Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime Minister of Japan, President of the G8 To: Mr. John W. Ashe, Permanent UN representative, Antigua and Barbuda’s Permanent and Chairman of the Group of 77 From: Henry Saragih, International Coordinator for La Via Campesina Jakarta, April […]

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La Via Campesina’s leader demands genuine agrarian reform at the FAO conference in Porto Alegre

Porto Alegre (6 March, 2006) Henry Saragih, international coordinator of La Via Campesina, opened the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development today in the name of the civil society forum. La Via Campesina is a global movement of peasants, small-scale farmers, indigenous people, landless, women’s and rural workers’ organizations. More than 150 leaders […]

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