Via Down Under

For the first time, Via Campesina is traveling to Australia, thanks to the good folk at Food Connect. It’s going to be an interesting conversation – Australia is an agricultural export powerhouse, and it’s clear that large industrial farmers are unlikely to appreciate international ambassadors of food sovereignty. But destructive industrial farming isn’t the only kind, even in an exporting country. Canada knows a thing or two about export agriculture too, and yet their National Farmers Union was a founding member of Via Campesina. Nettie Weibe, an alumna of the NFU, will be joining what’ll be a terrific few days of conversation. If you’re in the Antipodes and want to know more, click Food Sovereignty Flyer.