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La Via Campesina (LVC)

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Authors: Paula Juarez (UNQ); Balázs, Bálint (ESSRG); Florencia Trentini (UNQ); Anna Korzenszky (ESSRG) and Lucas Becerra (UNQ).
Publication date: 2015
Keywords: Agroecology, Food Sovereignty, Land Access, Peasants, Rural Development

In the 90s, La Via Campesina (LVC) emerged as an international movement of peasants with the main objective of opposing the prevailing global economic system - neoliberalism - and to defend the inclusive rural development.Gradually, the peasant movement created or rebuilt a proposal for proactive intervention based on agroecology and fight for the right to land and food sovereignty.  

The LVC initiative is extended territorially in 73 countries and about 164 organizations. And local manifestations differ substantially in the way they have generated social innovations to achieve social transformation.  

These case studies describe the emergence and development of the global social movement La Via Campesina, and two local manifestations:  

  • Peasant Movement of Santiago del Estero (MOCASE) in Argentina.  
  • National Association of Hungarian Farmers’ Societies and Co-operatives (MAGOSZ) in Hungary.  

The proximity and remoteness of local manifestations with transnational network would allow understanding how international actions are aligned and coordinated and how knowledge is socialized. 

Relevance for TRANSIT 

La Via Campesina is the principal international movement of peasants with the main objective to defend the inclusive rural development (land access, agroecology, social economy). The TRANSIT studies of local manifestations with transnational network allow understanding how international actions are aligned and coordinated and how knowledge is socialized. 

Studied Social Innovation Initiatives

Via Campesina/MNCI

Via Campesina/APENOC

Via Campesina/ANAMURI

Via Campesina/RMRU

Citation

Juarez, P.; Balázs, B.; Trantini, F.; Korzenszky, A. and Becerra, L. (2016)Transformative social innovation : La Vía Campesina : a summary report of the case study on La Vía Campsina. TRANSIT: EU SSH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169

Juarez, P., Balázs, B., Trentini, F., Korzenszky, A., and Becerra, L., (2015) WP 4 : case study report : La Via Campesina, TRANSIT: EU SHH.2013.3.2-1 Grant agreement no: 613169.

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