International

The NFU is very active internationally. Members interested in international solidarity are welcome to join the NFU"s International Program Committee (IPC). Our efforts include work on Seed issuesCETA and other trade deals, the Landgrab issue, the Ban Terminator Campaign and solidarity with family farm activists in other countries. In 2015, the IPC established the NFU's Indigenous Solidarity Working Group to extend and deepen the NFU’s understanding of Indigenous food sovereignty and settler colonialism in Canada.

The NFU is a founding member of the Via Campesina, a global movement in which the NFU is very active. United in the Via Campesina by Annette Aurelie Desmarais provides background about the organization's history, its goals and its work. In May, 2013 La Via Campesina's Open Book: Celebrating 20 Years of Struggle and Hope was published as a collective reflection on the first twenty years of the international farmers' movement.

The International Program Committee (IPC) of the NFU has produced a 12-page booklet about food sovereignty. You can download a PDF here. If you would like to read the French version of the booklet, download it here. If you would like to get multiple copies of the booklet you can request the printers' version here for printing at your local print shop.

 

The Via Campesina – The NFU working in solidarity around the world

La Via Campesina (LVC) is a global movement that brings together organizations representing small- and medium-scale farmers, peasants, agricultural workers, rural women, and indigenous communities. It is pluralistic, democratic, multi-cultural and non-partisan. Read more about the NFU and LVC. For the La Via Campesina's list-serve, with releases, position papers and other LVC documents, click here.

The LVC has produced a pamphlet about small farmers and biodiversity (aussi en français):

 

 

 

 

 

The NFU’s International Program Committee coordinates and promotes the NFU’s international solidarity work. Each Region elects a member to this committee.

La Via Campesina in Movement ... Food Sovereignty Now!

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