Landworkers’ Alliance

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Landworkers’ Alliance

The Landworkers’ Alliance is a union of farmers, growers, foresters and land-based workers. Their mission is to improve the livelihoods of their members and create a better food and land-use system for everyone. We have a vision of a future where people can work with dignity to earn a decent living and everyone can access local, healthy and affordable food, fuel and fibre – a food and land-use system based on agroecology, food sovereignty and sustainable forestry that furthers social and environmental justice.

The Landworkers’ Alliance is an affiliate of La Via Campesina, an international association of peasant and farmers’ organisations. Via Campesina advocates for family-farm-based sustainable agriculture, and was the group that coined the term food sovereignty, an approach which asserts that the people who produce, distribute, and consume food should be in control of the mechanisms and policies of food production and distribution. La Vía Campesina carries out campaigns to defend farmer’s right to seeds, to stop violence against women, for agrarian reform, and generally for the recognition of the rights of peasants worldwide. LVC is made up of 182 local and national organizations in 81 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas, and represents over 200 million farmers.

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