Adelaide Public forum: Building sustainable farming futures through food sovereignty, June 25th 2010

500 million farmers can’t be wrong!
Building sustainable farming futures through food sovereignty

via campesina

In June 2010, a delegation from the international farmers’ organisation La Via Campesina will be making an historic visit to Australia. La Via Campesina is considered to be the largest civil society (non-government, non-corporate) organisation in the world, representing the interests of some 500 million farming families. They are the world’s leading proponent of the concept of ‘food sovereignty’, asserting the right of communities to create and control their own democratic, local, fair and sustainable food systems.

This special public forum brings together representatives from La Via Campesina from throughout the region, to discuss:

  • the emergence of La Via Campesina and its work internationally
  • the role of small farmers in addressing climate change
  • the experiences of youth in rural areas, and young peoples’
  • international action for a just and sustainable food system
  • strengthening the global movement for food sovereignty through
  • relationships between Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

Featuring: Arsenio Pereira da Silva (East Timor); Kinezuka Ayumi (Japan), Geumsoon Yoon (Korea) and Irma Yanny (Indonesia)
Chairperson: Carol Vincent (SA Farmers Federation)

When: 6.00-7.30pm, Friday 25 June 2010
Where: The Box Factory Community Centre, 59 Regent Street South, Adelaide

For more information and to RSVP, contact, or
0435 631 524

For more information on La Via Campesina, visit:;

For more information on Food Sovereignty, visit:;;

Presented by Friends of the Earth Adelaide, in partnership with La Via


  1. Floretta Holzheimer

    Thanks for the good post, good to see someone else with a similar opinion as me. I am from Adelaide and it is always good to hear stuff like this. Thanks

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