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  • Food Sovereignty in a time of pandemic

    When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, few imagined the scale of the devastation that the disease would wreak across the world, or for how long it would last. As COVID-19 swung from country to country on its deadly course, it became clear…

  • Ten Years of Nyéléni – Much to celebrate!

    A decade ago, the movements of peasants, fisherfolk, shepherds, women, migrants, workers, young people, and indigenous peoples sowed a crucial seed in the defence of Food Sovereignty and the right to food - the Nyéléni Newsletter.  During this ten year germination period, we have shared challenges, experiences, reflections, and acts of unity. In recent times,…
  • Beyond land – Territory and Food Sovereignty

    The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online!  Land has always been a highly contested good. Control over land and related resources reflect the power relations in a country/region, and are an indicator of existing social injustices. At the same time, these resources are central to the rights, livelihoods and identity of small-scale…

  • CSO African Consultation on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights

    CSOs African Consultation on the implementation of farmers’ rights to Plant Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture

    Download here the Final Report     CSO African Consultation on the implementation of Farmers’ Rights CIFAN Nyéléni Village – Selingue, Mali From 17 to 20 July 2018   Introduction Forty participants, from 17 African countries, representing peasants, pastoralists, small-scale farmers, women organizations, NGOs and organizations active in food sovereignty, met from 17 to 20…