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Webinar, UK - Nicaragua, agroecology, food sovereignty

NSC News | Wednesday, 24 June 2020

The Nicaraguan Rural Workers Association (ATC) and the UK Landworkers Alliance (LWA) are member organisations of the global movement La Via Campesina, representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, and indigenous peoples. La Vía Campesina advocates food sovereignty, defined as “the right of read more

UK – Nicaragua, Covid 19, agroecology and food sovereignty

NSC News | Tuesday, 9 June 2020

WEBINAR 20 June 2-3.15 UK time This webinar will bring together representatives of the Rural Workers Association (ATC) in Nicaragua and the UK Landworkers Alliance. Both are member organisations of La Via Campesina, a global movement representing 200 million peasants, small and medium farmers, landless people, migrants, indigenous read more

Some of the 2,500 members of the Fundacion entre Mujeres (FEM) Nicaragua & the coronavirus:the perspective of campesinas

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 7 May 2020

On 23 April, Rita Clark-Gollub interviewed Diana Martínez, president of the Fundación Entre Mujeres (FEM) in rural Estelí in northern Nicaragua. The 2,500 women of the FEM work together to defend their rights and their health, and practice agroecology. This is a summarised version of an article published by the read more

Some of the 40 agroecology students from Mexico, Central America & Dominican Republic Training of young peasant farmers goes online

News from Nicaragua | Thursday, 23 April 2020

Peasant agriculture fundamental to combatting hunger ‘In the strongest part of the pandemic, the first line of defence is health personnel …. and the second line is food production to confront hunger and the economic crisis of the people. In this context, it is fundamental to promote peasant agriculture: the read more

International Day of Peasant Struggle

NSC News | Friday, 17 April 2020

Today, 17 April, millions of food producers around the world – peasants, small and medium-scale farmers, indigenous people, migrant workers, farm labourers, pastoralists, fisherfolk – are celebrating the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle. This year the celebration takes place in a context that once again validates the historical role of read more

Agroecology student;building local, resilient, diverse food systems Solidarity in the time of coronavirus

NSC News | Sunday, 5 April 2020

NSC solidarity with the Association of Rural Workers (ATC) ‘In these times of profound international crisis we recognise that it is critical that we don’t fall into the trap of being overcome by fear and panic, but adapt and organise using all the means at our disposal and above all, read more

Maintaining the flow of locally produced food will be criticial through this crisis Nicaragua, coronavirus and international solidarity

News from Nicaragua | Friday, 3 April 2020

As of 1 April Nicaragua had five confirmed imported cases, one of whom has died, and one of whom is reported recovered; there have been no cases of local transmission. The Ministry of Health (MINSA) tested all the contacts of those infected but none tested positive. Across the Central America read more

Preventative education programmes are being implemented in schools Nicaragua’s coronavirus preparations

News from Nicaragua | Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Officials from the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) have praised Nicaragua’s preparations to prevent, contain and treat coronavirus cases. While no cases have been registered in the country as of 17 March, the Nicaragua government is putting in place ‘national action plan to ensure the lives, health and well-being of read more

Pope John 11 admonishes Father Cardenal for refusing to give up his involvement in politics, 1983 Renowned Nicaraguan poet and priest Ernesto Cardenal dies aged 95

News from Nicaragua | Monday, 2 March 2020

‘We come from the stars, and to them we shall return.’ Ernesto Cardenal Three days of national mourning have been declared by the Nicaraguan government to mark the death at the age of 95 of one of Latin America’s best known poets. Born to a wealthy Nicaraguan family, read more

Gloria visiting the cafe at law firm Freshfields where SOPPEXCCA coffee is sold Nicaragua organic Fairtrade coffee farmer visits London

NSC News | Monday, 24 February 2020

Nicaraguan Fairtrade coffee farmer Gloria Talavera visited London 20 – 22 February as a guest of the Nicaragua Solidarity Campaign. Gloria belongs to the Union of Agricultural Co-operatives (UCA) SOPPEXCCA which has 650 members producing organic Fairtrade coffee for export and organic cacao, fruit and vegetables for local consumption. Women read more