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European Coordination Via Campesina ECVC

Type of Organization: Non-governmental organization
Areas of work: Agricultural and rural legislation, Agroecology, Farming typologies, Food and nutrition, Food chains
Region: Brussels
Country: Belgium
Description:
The European Coordination Via Campesina is a European grassroots organization which currently gathers 26 national and regional farmers, farm workers and rural organizations based in 17 European countries. Rooted on the right to Food Sovereignty, our main objective is the defence of farmers’ and field workers’ rights as well as the promotion of diverse and sustainable family and peasant farming. These principles in turn, demand food and agricultural policies based on legitimacy, fairness, solidarity and sustainability. These are necessary to ensure food security, food safety, public health, employment in rural areas and to tackle the issues of the global food crisis and climate change.