It has been 10 years since that 11th of May 2012, when after a hard negotiation, peasant movements obtained an extraordinary success with the approval of the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security.
The World Committee on Food Security approved the Tenure Guidelines after an exhausting negotiation between peasant movements, and the national governments. US government, in particular, had way different opinions from social movements.
Tenure Guidelines are a tool that decision makers can use to develop strategies, policies and activities with the aim of reaching food sicurity for all, towards the achievement of the right to food. The ways through which people get their access to land, fisheries and forests are ruled by a framework of land regimes, which are put increasingly underpressure by climate change, population growth and weak public policies.
That’s why we’re proud of this important victory, because it represents an historical moment for the whole food sovereignty movement. We celebrate this 10th anniversary, and renew our commitment to fight every day for the rights of small food producers.