International Seminar on Public Policy for Food Sovereignty
Facing an international conjuncture in which several organizations of La Via Campesina (LCV) assess openness to dialogue by their national governments, recognizing the long and diverse experiences in public policies of their organizations, on September 28th through 30th of 2012,
LVC convened the International Seminar on Public Policy for Food Sovereignty in Mexico, City.
The event took place at a key moment to further explore the issue of public policies and to define a strategy and priorities for a work plan for the upcoming years.
Among the attendants were representatives of 31 countries:
Angola, Argentina, Belgium, Congo-Brazzaville, Brazil, Canada,
Chile, Colombia, South Korea, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador,
United States, France, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia,
Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Basque country/
Spain, Panama, Peru, South Africa, Turkey. A total of 144 people, of
whom 55 were women and 89 were men.
The objectives of the seminar were:
1. To deepen the analysis of the role of public policies on food
2. Sharing and socializing the organizations work in the
3. Agreeing common rules and priorities, and
4. Prepare to support LVC organizations, whose governments
(nationals or locals) are open to dialogue.
All of this is with the intention that the analysis and definition of
public policies be an internal and permanent process of LVC.