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La Vía Campesina

The Peasants Way

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[flag of La Vía Campesina]
image located by Esteban Rivera, 19 December 2023

"La Vía Campesina" (English: The Peasants Way) is an international farmers organization founded in 1993 in Mons, Belgium, formed by 182 organisations in 81 countries from Europe, Latin America, Asia, North America, Central America and Africa. The foundation followed the Uruguay Round of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) , where the World Trade Organization (WTO)'s Agreement on Agriculture and the Trade Related Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) were signed and approved. These agreements caused backlash from many people around the world for focusing on technical problems rather than the human right to access to food, especially for those living in the Global South. Globalization was under way at this time, affecting many industries including agriculture. Sources: https://viacampesina.org/en/30-years-of-lvc-celebrating-a-legacy-of-struggle-and-hope/ , http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/organisation-mainmenu-44 and https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Via_Campesina The flag is a green horizontal background featuring the logo in the middle and the name of the organization on top in a semi circle in black capitals, the logo itself depicting four farmers representing (from left to right) Asian, African, American and European peasants.
Esteban Rivera, 19 December 2023