Agriculture, self-sufficiency and peasant fights

A sharing of the work and experiences of workers from an agrarian union, a project of an international organization and another from the academy, from different territories (Basque Country, Colombia and CPLP) on practices, contradictions, possibilities and impossibilities related to the (dis)construction of the rights to be a peasant, to food, land, labor, to the commons.


Paul Nicholsonpaul

Nowadays retired, living in Ispaster Bizkaia and participating in local Food Sovereignty projects. I have participated since the beginning with my base organization, Ehne Bizkaia, in the creation of La Via Campesina in 1993, which has stood out as a movement that agglutinates internationally those organizations or rural movements that struggle to fight neoliberal politics and in favor of food sovereignty of the people.

Giovanna Micarelli

giovannaGiovanna MIcarelli (PhD) is a professor of anthropology at the Pontificia Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá and a researcher at the Center for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra. Since 1995 she has worked with the indigenous peoples of the Peruvian and Colombian Amazon, supporting processes of collective research and political and cultural strengthening. Her research interests include indigenous theories about knowledge, life and sociability, perceptions and socio-environmental practices and territoriality, indigenous responses to Western development, forms of inter-ethnic and intercultural organization.

Victoria Medina

victoriaGraduated in International Relations from the Federal University of Santa Catarina. She is currently a Master student in Human Rights for Food and Rural Development by the Polytechnic Institute of Coimbra and a collaborator of ACTUAR – Association for Cooperation and Development – as a Regional Facilitator of the CPLP Margaritas Network, which works to promote the rights of rural women to the Community.

Moderator: Aurora Santos

in Political Economy of Food and Food Sovereignty

24th November, saturday, 10:00