7-10 March: International Congress Global Peasants’ Rights


From 7-10 March, Via Campesina, FIAN and “Haus der Bauern” will host an international Congress of Global Peasants’ Rights in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany. There will be peasants, small scale producers, rural workers, and other people working in rural areas as well as other international organisations and numerous stakeholders present. Also, there will be many international speakers. See the program.

The ‘Global Peasants’ Rights’ congress sheds light on the situation of small scale farmers and the rural population around the world, draws public attention to the importance of peasants for sustainable local and regional production of food in agro ecological quality and emphasizes the need to protect their rights and their indigenous knowledge.

The goal of the congress is twofold: to increase awareness of the situation and the requirements of international 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”.

Credits from RSO chairgroup for WUR students

WUR students have the possibility to earn 3 ECTS via the RSO chairgroup, by reporting on the conference and make a video report with interviews. This will be organised if there are enough students who want to attend! More info, please contact: st.boerengroep@wur.nl

Info on congress: global-peasants-rights.com