Rural life is often hard, and even harder being gay, trans, bisexual, or any other gender or sexual identity beyond cis-heteropatriarchy. Through testimonies by peasant members of European Coordination Via Campesina and beyond, Embracing rural diversity shows that in our efforts for inclusion and acceptance of gender and sexual diversities, we can create new social structures. The publication calls for action to organise, so that we can make our voices heard and play a key political role in the transformation of the food system.


A collective of organisations, coming together under the banner of the Nyéléni Europe Food Sovereignty Movement released a new report : “Roots of Resilience : Land Policy for an Agroecological Transition in Europe”. The report argues for an approach to land policy in Europe based on a model of land stewardship and agroecology as key components of a sustainable agriculture model and resilient food system in Europe. Various pathways are laid out for securing this at local, national and European levels, including through opportunities provided by the new CAP, the European Green Deal, and the Farm to Fork Strategy.



Agroecology can serve as a pivotal strategy to achieve a number of crucial EU policy objectives, including reverting biodiversity collapse, mitigating and adapting to climate change, and reducing pesticide use. Together with 25 other organisations, we outline how to bring agroecological principles into policies governing EU food systems.


This open access book develops a framework for advancing agroecology transformations focusing on power, politics and governance. It explores the potential of agroecology as a sustainable and socially just alternative to today’s dominant food regime. Agroecology is an ecological approach to farming that addresses climate change and biodiversity loss while contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Agroecology transformations represent a challenge to the power of corporations in controlling food system and a rejection of the industrial food systems that are at the root of many social and ecological ills.


Agroecology has gained ground in recent years as the need to transform our agrifood system becomes increasingly clear. The food and financial crises of 2008, and the deepening climate and environmental crises, have revealed deep challenges for the way we produce and consume food. Global agrarian justice and food sovereignty movements, organised in global convergences like the Nyéléni Forum, have emphasised the importance of agroecology in this transformation. They highlight the political nature of agroecology: ‘it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society'.

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This discussion paper explores the process known as “financialization”. It intends to provide a basis for people’s movements, grassroots activists and other civil society organizations (CSOs) to build or strengthen their knowledge and to develop strategies to resist, reverse and prevent financialization.


Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and strengthen land struggles for small and medium-scale food producers and local communities.



Plans for reforming food and farming policies, in particular the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), feature digitalisation as a universal solution for more environmentally and pollinator-friendly farming. This new report warns however that digital farming, instead of benefiting the climate and environment, could further tighten the stranglehold of corporations on our food.


“Local communities on all continents are being displaced and impoverished by the combined actions of top down, ‘people-out’ fortress conservation and the expansion of industrial agriculture. This silent violence can be reversed by strengthening self-determining indigenous and community conserved areas as well as local food sovereignty. This is all about re-inventing conservation and development for a just and sustainable world”. – Michel Pimbert