The report argues that the industrial livestock production model (‘factory farming’), including Concentrated Animal Feedlot Operations (CAFOs) and large-scale cattle ranching for beef, are unsustainable, and are a leading cause of deforestation and climate change.
Food (including livestock)
Agriculture, including livestock farming, is increasingly becoming a battleground, with land, farming and food production being wrested away from peasant farmers by agribusiness exporters and their financial backers. This trend is being condoned and even driven by intergovernmental negotiations in various different fora, and now dominates climate change negotiations as well as trade talks.
This focuses on breaking the chain linking industrial agriculture, climate change and hunger, and exposes the way in which so-called Climate Smart Agriculture has been deliberately loosely defined, so that companies can use it as a marketing tool to re-brand and validate industrial agriculture, promoting business-as-usual.
This report presents a global perspective on the impacts of industrial meat and dairy production, and illustrates its increasingly devastating impact on society and the environment.
This booklet explores how small producers, environmentalists and social justice activists around the world are embracing food sovereignty, the right that all people have to decide what they eat and to ensure that that agriculture in their community is fair and healthy for everyone and to fix the broken food and farming system.
This paper examines the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) with a focus on its work around seeds. AGRA provides an organisational and technical nucleus for the expansion of profit-making ventures in African agriculture, focusing on interventions in seed technologies for the commercialisation of agriculture.
This report provides snapshots of frontline struggles against Monsanto and other agrochemical corporations pushing genetically modified (GM) crops onto farmers and into the environment.
The 2008 world food price crisis, and more recent price hikes have focused attention on the ability of the world food system to 'feed the world'. La Via Campesina believes that agroecological food production by small farmers is the agricultural model best suited to meeting future food needs.
This report show the role that food commodity derivatives have played in destabilising and driving up food prices around the world.
The report contrasts the UK government’s preferred approach of ‘food security’, based on free markets supplemented by aid, with the positive alternative of food sovereignty, which returns control over the food system to farmers.
This publication aims to present testimonies that reflect the situation of rural women fighting for food rights in Latin America, Africa and Asia.
This publication has several aims, from highlighting the role that peasant women and men, indigenous people, and young people play in the improvement, use, conservation and defense of biodiversity, through to showing the strategic role that agroecological and family, peasant and urban agricultural practices play in the defense of territory and resistance against the advance of monocultures and extractive industries.
Agriculture can contribute to cooling down the earth by using farm practices that store CO2 and reduce the use of energy on all farms.
This publication presents a compilation of articles written by grassroots member organisations of La Via Campesina analysing agrofuel production and its impacts in their national and local contexts.
This report analyses the activities of 29 European banks, pension funds and insurance companies, and reveals the significant involvement of these financial institutions in food speculation, and the direct or indirect financing of land grabbing.
Food is a key driver of climate change - accounting for around half of all human-generated greenhouse gas emissions.
This report shows that the combined expansion of soy, cattle ranching and sugarcane is placing huge pressures on Brazil’s highly biodiverse Amazon and Cerrado habitats.
Training material for African peasant organisations from seminar held in Nyéléni, Mali, 2010.
This publication documents the importance of milk to the livelihoods and health of the poor in many countries of the global South, and how small-scale vendors who collect milk from small farmers and pastoralists are under threat from dairy corporations.