World Rainforest Movement

Grassroots organizations in France alert the participants of the International Symposium on Agroecology for Food Safety and Nutrition organized by FAO


Confédération Paysanne, the French chapter of La Vía Campesina, Friends of the Earth France, and others, reaffirm that peasant agriculture is the only type of agriculture: it is not compatible with the ‘ecosystem services’ or the notion of ‘natural capital’, nor with the participation of agro-food and chemical industries present in the symposium carried out the 18-19 of September. This economic view of nature does not serve peasant acro-ecological practices but rather seeks to open new markets to multinationals who benefit from boosting their image. These alliances and agriculture thus formed do not match our social justice ambitions, but on the contrary undermine the foundations. Read full declaration here: