Building an International Movement for Food and Seed Sovereignty in the Age of Climate Change
LUCSUS welcomes you to a public seminar with Elizabeth Mpofu
In this seminar, Elizabeth Mpofu, General Coordinator of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina will share her insights about the role of agroecology and food sovereignty in forming solutions to climate change and discuss whether the challenge of climate change lead to convergence between diverse groups and movements such as COP21 peasants, women, pastoralists, fisherfolk, urban movements that have not been in much dialogue before. Karin Steen, LUCSUS lecturer and director of studies will act as a moderator.
Elizabeth Mpofu of Zimbabwe is General Coordinator of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina, a coalition of 164 organizations in 73 countries around the world, representing about 200 million peasant, landless, indigenous, and other farmers. She is also Chairperson of Zimbabwe Organic Smallholder Farmers Forum, and herself a farmer.
Karin Steen, is a LUCSUS lecturer and Director of Studies in the LUMES programme. Her work centred around gendered organisation and management of labour and land in subsistence farming a constraining or enabling factor for achieving food security in sub-Saharan Africa, specifically in Zimbabwe.
March 20, kl. 15.00-17.00
Venue: LUCSUS, Wrangel building, Room Ostrom