North America LVC organizations ask their respective legislatures to vote against USMCA in its current form to advance our ongoing struggle for food sovereignty.
Japan and U.S. Food and Farm Organizations Urge Halt to Trade Talks
As Japan and the United States embark on negotiations over agricultural markets, potentially paving the way for a free-trade agreement, we urge the complete halt of these negotiations that undermine the livelihoods of family farmers and the sovereignty of rural communities in our two countries.
October 2018 Family Farm Agenda
Stories from our members across the country and from the road on the America the Bountiful Tour, as well as a tribute to Mr. Ralph Paige.
On Fair Trade – Ralph Paige, Trade Summits at the Conventions, 2004
Ralph Paige passed on June 28, 2018. We recall his words from 2004 advocating for a government that is accountable to its constituents, promotes food safety and food security, and enters trade arrangements that respect growers’ need for a fair price and their customers recognition of the value of their products.
Demand Food Sovereignty to Commemorate April 17th
On April 17th each year, members of La Via Campesina – the largest umbrella organization in the world for family farmers, fisher and herder folk, hunters/gatherers/foresters, and indigenous peoples – commemorate the massacre of landless peasants in 1996 in the Amazonian state of Pará, Brazil. Nineteen members of the Landless Workers Movement (MST) were attacked and killed while hundreds more peasants were injured by Brazilian military police during their protest for comprehensive agrarian reform. This struggle for justice continues in Brazil today. Events planned for April 17th worldwide may be viewed online (http://bit.ly/2GUu8Y0April17th).
USFSA Joins It Takes Roots Coalition at DC Climate March
Food sovereignty is climate justice. We can cool the planet AND ensure adequate food and nutrition to the world’s human population by fighting the destructive and building the new.
Kathy Ozer, ¡Presente!
We are deeply saddened to report the passing of our beloved, courageous and steadfast leader and friend, Kathy Ozer. Her indefatigable optimism and resolve eventually were not enough to overcome her cancer, and she died peacefully on Sunday, January 22, 2017.
Let’s Make Parity Our National Policy
This speech by George Naylor was written as the keynote address to precede the panel, Farmers Leading the Food Movement, for the Food Tank Summit, Washington, D.C., April 21, 2016.
CAGJ & C2C Co-Host USFSA & Food Sovereignty Prize in Seattle
Last week, representatives of over 20 organizations gathered in Seattle and Bellingham for several days of dialogue, action, and celebration of the growing food sovereignty movement. The Encounter, co-hosted by Community Alliance for Global Justice and Community to Community Development was a national gathering of the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA). On Saturday, we honored Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa and Farmworkers Association of Florida as recipients of the 8th Annual Food Sovereignty Prize, awarded by the USFSA.
NFFC Stands for the Right to Know, Against DARK Act
We stand with our members Rural Vermont, NOFA-VT and others that have passed legislation mandating GMOs to be labeled, and oppose legislation that would enable food processors to hide GM ingredients in their products, such as S. 2609, Senator Roberts’ DARK Act. GMO labels should be mandatory, not voluntary. Period.
NFFC December 2015 Newsletter
Our 2015 December Newsletter offers a sense of some of our campaigns and wins in 2015, as well as insights, stories and photos from NFFC farmers, fishermen and food sovereignty allies.
The Federation of Southern Cooperatives and OFRANEH Share 2015 Food Sovereignty Prize!
Black US Farmers, Honduran Afro-Indigenous Share Food Sovereignty Prize.