2nd FORUM Nyéleni EUROPA PER LA SOVRANITA’
26-30 OTTOBRE 2016, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
This year, once more, the Nyéléni Europe Movement for Food Sovereignty calls to take action on the Global Day of Action for Food Sovereignty to reaffirm the vision of the right of all peoples to define their own food and agriculture policies and systems, without harming either people or precious natural resources, as Food Sovereignty implies.
In 2013 WWOOF Italia commissioned 1500 T-shirts and 750 bags made of pure organic cotton, printed with a watercolor motif created for the occasion by our members Suzie and Phelan Black. Whoever wears these items helps to sustain and build the organic cultivation of fiber plants and of an ethical organic fair trade company that makes products that last. WWOOF Italia collaborates in the organization and promotion of this initiative.
Farmers from Tanzania
The raw material is cotton which is produced using organic cultivation methods, this guarantees respect for the environment, workers' health and the well-being of the consumer.
Becotton purchases these raw materials from Fair Trade producers, and artisans in Italy make the T-shirts and bags.
Artisans in Biella
By choosing small scale manufacturers, artisans and social cooperatives, the Becotton product recounts each stage of it's making through its traceable and transparent supply chain. The story of a product is an integral part of the product itself.
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All the colours of the world with neither exploitation nor oppression.
We are farmers
Genuino Clandestino is a movement of people and associations which defend the values of food sovereignty and security.
Since its creation, Genuino Clandestino affronts the cumbersome legislative and bureaucratic procedures put upon small-scale agricultural production. It believes in ecological farming, bans chemicals and reduces mechanization to a minimum.
Genuino Clandestino claims the universal right to free circulation of farmers produce by organizing markets and so ensuring direct contact between those who produce and those who seek genuine products. It is dedicated to creating new opportunities, on various fronts, for self-certification of genuine produce. Lastly, it lays claim to the right to allow new farmers to work untended land.
A name, a reality
Genuino Clandestino unravels the ambiguity of how those who produce food on a small-scale, those who have made agriculture a life choice, can be induced by the rules and regulations in force to work illegally in order to avoid overwhelming bureaucracy.
Other routes: Local
While the practice of Genuino Clandestino is consolidated on the territory, other individuals actively participate in the drafting of regional laws and regulations which adapt supervision requirements to the protection of food production on the small-scale.
… and National
the “Campagna per l'Agricoltura Contadina” (Campaign for Peasant Agriculture) began in 2009 with a petition that aims to achieve acknowledgement of the rural life.
This arduous journey supported by many associations, including WWOOF Italia and numerous farmers, has led to the submission of a legislative proposal to parliament in January 2015 which is still in progress.
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The pleasures of hosting and of being hosted
Rural seed network (Rete semi rurale) is made up of more than 30 associations and since 2007 has represented the values of biodiversity and peasant farming....
Biodiversity and tradition
It opposes that which generates erosion and a loss of diversity and fertility; it sustains recycling, exchanges, development and planting of traditional varieties. It fights against agricultural models based on intensive monoculture and genetically manipulated varieties.
Not only in Italy
Rete Semi Rurali facilitates rural innovation also through exchange of knowledge between farmers, researchers and enthusiasts.
It supports national and international decisions, treaties and commitments in favour of rural biodiversity and of peasant agriculture, and also participates in the international ‘Lets Liberate Biodiversity’ organization- an organization created in 2012 with the objective to coordinate the positions and actions of European networks to encourage, develop and promote the dynamic management of biodiversity on farms and in vegetable gardens.
Rete Semi Rurali adheres to ‘No Patents on Seeds’ to help oppose the increasing number of patents on plants, seeds and farm animals and their impact on farmers, breeders, innovation and biodiversity.
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Animal traction is the project that is presented in May of the 2016 calendar........
“A steady and consistent pace, sure-footed, a furrow opened in the dark earth that embraces a seed, in it's future there are no annoying sounds, bliss . . for the earth and all of nature”.
Breeders, trainers, veterinarians, students, farmers and artisans, who still use or would like to use animal traction organize demonstrative meetings which have met with large and widespread interest.......
Modern animal traction has become competitive with respect to mechanized agriculture for; small scale or mountain farming, recovery and restoration of marginal land and protected areas, introducing young people to agriculture and with almost no environmental impact.
As well as offering employment opportunities, it generates many related activities and it contributes towards creating prosperity.
A week before the European Council, where our governments could speed up TTIP negotiation, against the will of most of their citizens
MAY 7th Join us in ROME, Italy at 14.00 from Piazza della Repubblica to the stage in Piazza del Popolo, to share our concerns, celebrate alternatives, to meet campaigners, workers, producers, SMEs, to visit the #Fair&FreeTTIP Market and enjoy an amazing concert!
Join the Fb event and share it with your friends
If you can't join, adopt a protester, supporting their arrival here
#stopTTIP To protect rights and the common goods. To build another social and economic model, to defend democracy
All the latest info here https://stop-ttip-italia.net/7-maggio /
Support the petition to multiply free TTIP Zones in Italy here
If you need a solidarity accomodation (sleeping bag-appropriate) or other info: email@example.com
Organic school garden is the project that is presented in April of the 2016 calendar........
WWOOF Italia supports a school vegetable garden project in Pergola (PU) which is a pilot scheme for the Marche region and has been going since 2007. About 200 elementary school children are involved in growing vegetables, legumes and forage crops in an area of about 1500m2. The produce is used in the school kitchen and in some cases is also processed, for example maize made into Polenta.
From Wheat to Bread is the project that is presented in March of the 2016 calendar in which WWOOF Italia has collected a number of projects that grow in synergy with the association, sometimes proposed and conducted by members themselves and sometimes proposed and conducted by people who find in WWOOF Italia an ideal environment to support and share ideas and projects.
From Grain to Bread is an initiative of a WWOOF member who received promotional and financial assistance through the crowdfunding platform
The yeast for our bread, the sour dough and the strength to forge ahead comes from the land that hosts us
'Terrenave - alternative routes on the sustainable road' is a radio broadcast produced by AMISnet and supported by WWOOF Italia
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