Notes to broadcasters on La Via Campesina:

    | October 27, 2008

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    La Via Campesina describes itself as “the international movement of peasants, small- and medium-sized producers, landless, rural women, indigenous people, rural youth and agricultural workers.” The organization includes members from 56 countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas. The principal objective of La Via Campesina is to develop solidarity and unity among small farmer organizations in order to promote gender parity and social justice in fair economic relations; the preservation of land, water, seeds and other natural resources; food sovereignty; and sustainable agricultural production based on small- and medium-sized producers.

    For more information on La Via Campesina, including reports from its international conference in Mozambique, visit: http://www.viacampesina.org/main_en/index.php?option=com_frontpage&Itemid=1.