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Report from the Nyéléni Pan-European Forum for Food Sovereignty
April 25th, 2017

The 2nd Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty took place in Cluj-Napoca, Romania between 26 – 30 October 2016. The full report from the forum is available here.The gathering was an important stepping stone for building a strong food sovereignty movement in Europe, especially in Eastern Europe, as well as in several other European countries … Read more

A message to the friends of ILEIA
February 14th, 2017

Dear friends Some important changes are going to take place in ILEIA in 2017. In a recent meeting the ILEIA Board has decided that after over 30 years of work to support family farming rooted in agroecology, the organisation has to close on July 1st, 2017. The reason for this decision is that we did … Read more

Nyéléni Europe: a growing movement for food sovereignty
December 12th, 2016

The world’s largest international movement to re-organise the way we structure our society around food and agriculture has advanced its European agenda. ILEIA joined 700 people from over 40 countries in the 2nd Nyéléni Europe forum for food sovereignty held in Cluj Napoca, Romania. The second Nyéléni Europe Forum for food sovereignty took place in … Read more

New report: How to amplify agroecology
November 17th, 2016

A new report by ILEIA brings together the insights from a landmark meeting on building the agroecology movement. Over 70 individuals shared the fruit from decades of hard field work, research and activism. They came together to discuss factors for successful amplification of agroecology, as opposed to traditional ‘scaling up’, and identified key lessons from their work. … Read more

The Monsanto Tribunal and the People’s Assembly
October 18th, 2016

The Monsanto Tribunal, held from 14-16 October in The Hague, the Netherlands, was a historic event contributing to the ongoing debate to include the crime of ecocide into international criminal law. ILEIA participated in the People’s Assembly, a side event to discuss strategies to create an alternative food system – one that is free from … Read more

AFSA announced as winner of the 2016 Food Sovereignty Prize award
September 13th, 2016

On August 31 2016, the well-deserved eighth annual Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded to the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA). The Food Sovereignty Prize champions real solutions to hunger, as opposed to the much-criticised World Food Prize. The US Food Sovereignty Alliance who awarded the prize states that, “this year’s winners are strident … Read more

Farm Experience Internship 2016
August 5th, 2016

For the fourth consecutive year, ILEIA is supporting a student-driven initiative in the Netherlands to connect agricultural students and farmers. The Farm Experience Internship is an initiative of a group of international students at Wageningen University inspired on a successful experience in Brazil. In it, students get to spend a couple of weeks at sustainable … Read more

Outcomes regional meetings on agroecology
July 6th, 2016

In an effort to embed agroecology within local and regional realities, three regional meetings on agroecology were organised in 2015: one for Latin America and the Caribbean, one for Africa and one for Asia and the Pacific. ILEIA and the AgriCultures Network have documented the outcomes of the meeting in each region. The meetings were … Read more

Training Weekend ‘Food Sovereignty in Practice’
June 19th, 2016

For the second consecutive year, Toekomstboeren, FIAN Netherlands, Otherwise, TNI and ILEIA organised a training weekend, an inspiring exchange of alternatives to our current food system. This year, twenty-three participants from different walks of life and nationalities came together on Saturday the 11th of June

 to learn and exchange ideas about how to put food … Read more

Strengthening farmer-led seed systems
June 17th, 2016

On June 15th, 2016, ILEIA, Boerengroep, Louis Bolk Instituut, Bioversity International and ASEED organised a panel discussion where experts shared their perspectives on the implementation of access and benefit sharing of genetic resources. Farmers, especially women, have been the custodians of the world’s biodiversity through saving, using, exchanging and selling seed and propagating material. The … Read more