CETA is a bad deal for Romanian peasants and agroecological food producers!
While we struggle to build fair agricultural and food systems in Romania, European and Romanian decision makers seem ready to give up on healthy and local food production for the benefit of multinational corporations and disastrous economic free trade agreements (FTAs). More...
Romania will be hosting the International Forum for Food Sovereignty
Eco Ruralis Association has the honor to announce the organizing of the Nyéléni Europe Forum for Food Sovereignty: www.nyelenieurope.net. The Forum will take place between the 26th and the 30th of October 2016 in Cluj-Napoca. It is the biggest convergence for cooperation and creating common strategies on food and agriculture of food sovereignty movements across more than 42 countries in Europe and Central Asia. It is the second time when such a wide forum for food sovereignty takes place in Europe, after the first edition in 2011, in Krems, Austria. More...
Launch of Peasants Consultations for Food Sovereignty Process in Romania
Eco Ruralis association, together with national and international partners, organized the event “The Right to Food Sovereignty – Public Peasants Consultation”, on 24th of April, in Bucharest, Romania. Through this event, a national process was launched, with the purpose of creating a national peasant strategy for the future of agriculture and for the fulfillment of food sovereignty. Peasants – men and women came from Brăila, Ialomița, Satu Mare, Giurgiu, Ilfov, Buzău, Neamț, Vâlcea and other counties, taking part of the open discussions about fundamental peasants rights, sharing solutions, experiences, problems and opinions about the future of agriculture. More...
New website on Access to Land launched today!
The Access to Land network launched a dedicated website on the cause of Access to Land for agroecological farming! If you head over www.accesstoland.eu you will find a brand new resource center, packed with useful information. More...
Information note on the Padova Agricultura S.R.L. Case Study
On the 28th of July, 2015, Eco Ruralis received a notification letter form the lawyer of the agricultural company PADOVA AGRICULTURA S.R.L., through which our Association is solicited to write a new article about the Company, stating that the Case Study written by Eco Ruralis about PADOVA AGRICULTURA S.R.L. distorts the situation of the Company, their impact on the area and over the national economy. Following up on the notification, Eco Ruralis revised the case study, bringing the following changes to the original text: More...
Peasant. Not a bad word but what does it mean?
The word “peasant” is used in all sorts of ways to mean different things by many groups of people across the world. It is indeed very hard to define. This is particularly problematic due to the fact that the majority of decision-makers related to establishing agricultural policy at the national, EU and global levels don't have an accepted reference point for understanding one another in a basic sense. More...