The European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC)

Award Recipient

The European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) is a grassroots collective of peasants farmers across Europe.

Today peasants face many challenges, such as climate change and biodiversity loss which impact directly on their fields. The agricultural crisis is worsened by the geopolitical situation. These events are revealing the inadequacy of international markets for the regulation of agricultural prices in the public interest.

ECVC fights for food sovereignty, agroecology and peasants’ rights. It firmly believes that farmers are the ones best placed to bring about the systemic change needed to improve the European agricultural model. It believes that social change is possible through the organisation of right holders reclaiming and protecting their rights.

ECVC’s work includes:

  • Promoting an agroecological model of production rooted in traditional farmer knowledge, which means working together with nature, not against it.
  • Advocating for policies that ensure farmers can feed populations with local healthy food, whilst working in dignified conditions
  • Facilitating unified and coordinated actions in the European continent, in order to impact and reshape EU policy.
  • Ensuring that peasants’ voices are present and heard not only in the institutional arena but also at the heart of social movements fighting for social and climate justices, to build up a better future for all.

ECVC needs to continue and to strengthen its presence in the political fora to make the peasants’ voice heard.

  • Food, Networks
  • 2023
  • Influence Award
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