International congress: Global Peasants’ Rights, March 7-10, 2017
Many organizations are supporting this conference. Some of them are La Via Campesina, IFOAM, FIAN, Ecoland, Brot für die Welt, Oxfam, and the More and Better Network. The conference will take place in Germany. The goal of the congress is twofold: to increase awareness of the situation and the urgent needs of small farmers, and to support the UN working group for the development of a “Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas”.
Participants of the congress are first and foremost peasants and their representatives from all parts of the world, as well as representatives of consumers organizations, environmental and human rights NGOs, international organizations concerned with the topic of the congress, European decision makers, academics, media and general public.