The NFU is very active internationally. Our efforts include work on Seed issues, CETA 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 of the pamphlet here. The downloadable PDF is also available in French.
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):
International Program Committee (IPC)
The NFU’s International Program Committee coordinates and promotes the NFU’s international solidarity work. Each Region elects a member to this committee.