African farmers call on family and small-scale farming at G8

Some very important insights and demands in “The farmers’ organisations of Africa address the G8” (April 2009).

In Agricultural policies they demand Recognition of the dominant role of family farming as the prime route to ensuring food security, fighting against poverty and for economic and social development in Africa and Adoption of land tenure laws which explicitly protect small producers and vulnerable groups (women, young people, minorities)..

The Food First site which hosts that PDF has a lot of information on American policies. There is a more general article that Small farmers key to combatting climate change, so perhaps it’s worth digging into their archives.

Also: La Via Campesina’s website shakes me from my rhapsodies about fruit cordial.

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