Monday, February 15, 2010

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we want to save for a Common Agricultural Policy in the name of food sovereignty

The year 2009 showed the extent of the difficulties they face
farmers and peasants of Europe. The milk is not the only production in farm income crisis and
fell almost anywhere. The current CAP and WTO, which
it is the picture, showed their inability to solve the problems that have made
even more serious: the farms disappear rapidly, unemployment is rising heavily
, hunger affects 1 billion people
human, the planet is warming, biodiversity disappears quickly
increase health damages due to the dominant patterns of production and consumption.
However, the EU does not seem willing to change the policy neolberista which
globalized our agriculture and our diet.
producers and consumers are the big losers while the benefits of agribusiness and large retailers
increase. If the EU does not move,
European agriculture is in danger and we can expect a social and environmental catastrophe: without
farmers, who feed the population? The failure of Copenhagen
shows that governments are shortsighted. The farmers need the European allies
up to defend a new society for agriculture and food policy. The 2010
must be the year of a broad public debate on EU priorities for the agriculture and food policy
post 2013
be redefined before deciding on the EU budget for the same periodo.l 'access to food for all: it is a global challenge for now and for decades to come
(1). The peasant agriculture is now recognized as one
can best respond to this challenge (2). Now it is neglected by
EU agricultural policies and the WTO for the benefit of corporate globalization.
The challenge is not technical but the access to agricultural production and access to food

Responding to the challenge of employment: rural peasants and many European
to feed Europe. While unemployment explodes in Europe, the EU can not continue to destroy their
companies (3) and its rural jobs.
maintain and establish farmers (e) requires the return to the agricultural sector
an economic and social recognition that it has lost to the current CAP

Reduce global warming and saving biodiversity. Will be enhanced braking
industrialization of agricultural production and livestock.
Farming practices and production patterns in favor of the climate and biodiversity are known
: implement significant break with the current model.
2. How Food Sovereignty responds to these challenges?

Sovereignty EU gives food to the population and the right to define its
agriculture and food policy starting from the needs of the same
population and its environment, not arising from international trade rules written in
ideology "free"-trade. For example it
EU ban the cultivation and import of GMOs (4) If the Europeans do not want them
, removing the possibility of preventing the WTO, the EU
it decide to move from a deficit of 75% vegetable protein -
to feed their farm animals - the independence of all possible
on our agricultural land and essential
to achieve important environmental goals. For this we should reassess the WTO Agreement of 1994. Food sovereignty
fixed agriculture as a priority, the first
produce to feed the population and not for international trade.
The EU, which has become the largest importer and the biggest exporter of food products
must therefore completely reassess its priorities. Export
milk powder while importing soybeans to feed cows,
going to produce fruit and vegetables - including organic - in the south because there is less
expensive labor, leading to the current social and environmental dead end. The
Food sovereignty, on the contrary, relocation
agricultural production near consumers.
Food sovereignty, peasants and farmers relying on a central role
feeding the population of their region, and gives them a sense of social legitimacy
they were often deprived of the current CAP. The
food sovereignty in fact opposed to the current concentration of
"power food" into the hands of industry and retailing.
The duties of political power, in this case the EU, set the
production, markets, distribution, taking into account all the actors
the food chain. Also the producers and consumers, as
practice more and more, shorten the chain with multiple forms of
more direct marketing. In this they should be encouraged by the agricultural and food policy
(PAAC) and health standards - today
- industrial products processed on the farm must be adapted to
same farms.
should not be misunderstood: the self-sufficiency and food sovereignty is not even a
withdraw within its borders. Does not oppose international trade
: each region has specific products that can
market, but food security is too important
to make it dependent on imports. In every region of the world based
shall remain, if possible, produced locally.
Each region must have the right to protect itself from cheap imports that
ruin their production.
Food sovereignty would not only establish a right but a duty,
to not bring harm to the economies of agricultural and food
other regions of the world. Any dumping, that is any help to export at a price below the cost of production
(5), must be prohibited. This is to aid
export and also for direct payments when they allow you to export and sell
at a price below production cost.
Food sovereignty is not just about the power of the population
present, but also that of future generations, because he wants
conservation of natural resources and the environment.
For this we should develop models of agricultural production that reduce emissions
agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, promote biodiversity and health.
By reducing transportation and changing patterns of production is too intensive
contribute to solving the climate and environmental challenges.

around the theme of food sovereignty in Europe
can meet those who are committed to change agricultural policy /
food and those who work for the relocation food. And 'this
the dynamics that will weigh on the direction of future agricultural policy.

3. A new PAAC to break with the current dead-ends (6):

Our goals: * To maintain and develop

peasant agriculture, and sustainable social
feed people, preserve the environment and health and preserve landscapes
rural living. For this reason, farmers and farmers must first be able to live
with the sale of their products, thanks to agricultural prices that are profitable and stable
. And 'necessary condition of their approval and economic
therefore also the attraction of young people in agricultural work.
* Reservation of government support to production patterns and to companies that create
use and benefit the environment. *
relocalization as much as possible the power supply and reduce the intrusiveness of
retail and industrial food chain.

Our priorities:
1.reddito, agricultural prices: agriculture remunerative and stable prices mean:

the Government of production, regulation of agricultural markets
transparency along the food chain, limiting the profit margins of
processing and distribution. To cope with surplus
economic conditions of production are fixed minimum prices.

The right to protection from cheap imports, including imports
for animal feed, goes hand in hand with the end of
export dumping, in all its forms today (7). The level of tariff protection
variable must be tied to the price of production
European (8).

Direct payments, compared to the number of workers, are being attributed to
small businesses, for their role in social and environmental (9), and enterprises handicapped by the regions sustainable
an agronomic point of view and
climate, why do they cost higher production compared to the reference
chosen in the previous paragraph.

Agricultural workers, or European immigrants enjoy the same rights.
States are obliged to set a minimum wage.


production rules to be respected by each company, reducing the use
energy, chemicals and water,
limiting the emission of carbon dioxide, which are conducive to biodiversity . Awards to be allocated to companies that respect these rules have
in behavior from the environmental and social (such as agriculture
organic farming), for example, farming practices that increase the rate of matter
organic soil, which store carbon in soil fertility and
ensure long-term are promoted and supported.
research and training are oriented in this direction.

3. The site and access to land

are facilitated by European and national measures that allow a greater number of young people becoming
peasants (e). The concentration and
the urbanization of agricultural lands are held.

4. A rural development policy,
supplementing the earlier measures, is established. It gives priority
rural use, the geographic balance of production, trade and local
to local services.

5. The current rules of international trade agricolo1sono called into question in the Doha round of WTO agreements
abandoned as 'free' exchange with third countries. Introduces a new governance
food worldwide, with new rules of international trade. It
based on food sovereignty and the right to food.

6. Producing and importing GMOs in agriculture and food production

are prohibited, as well as patents on life. The use, exchange and seed reproduction
farmers are encouraged.

7. The EU stops supporting the use and cultivation of industrial agro-fuels

The energy balance of the European agro-fuels is, in fact, negative and
worldwide: they compete with agricultural land or forests
dedicated to food. But energy independence
of companies can be enhanced by the use of compressed pure oil in place, starting from
oil grown in business or to neighbors.


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