Thirty years of sowing hope to globalise the struggle: women and youth of La Via Campesina in the construction of food sovereignty – a conversation
Since the 1990s, La Vía Campesina (LVC) has become one of the most important transnational movements in the world. Francisca ‘Pancha’ Rodríguez is one of the founders of both LVC and one of its regional expressions, the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC), as well as of the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI), in Chile. In this article, she tells us about these movements’ history and challenges, especially for peasant women and youth.
This work was supported by the French Institutes for Advanced Study (FIAS) - Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK'iT) - Co-funded by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under the Marie Skłodowska-Curie grant agreement No 945408.
Notes on contributors
Francisca “Pancha” Rodriguez is one of the founders and current leader of the La Vía Campesina, the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations (CLOC), and the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI, Chile).
Andrea P. Sosa Varrotti is a researcher at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) - National University of San Martin (UNSAM), Buenos Aires, Argentina, in the framework of the Rural Studies and Globalization Program (PERYG-CESIA). She is currently a visiting fellow at the Montpellier Advanced Knowledge Institute on Transitions (MAK'iT), University of Montpellier, and is working in collaboration with the International Cooperation Center in Agronomic Research for Development (CIRAD), France. She holds a PhD in Rural Studies from the University of Toulouse II - Jean Jaurès (UT2J, Toulouse, France), a PhD in Social Sciences from the University of Buenos Aires (UBA, Argentina), and a degree in Sociology (UBA). She has taught Social Science qualitative and quantitative Methodologies since 2009 for the Sociology Major at UBA.
Francisca Rodríguez & Andrea P. Sosa Varrotti (2023) Thirty years of sowing hope to globalise the struggle: women and youth of La Via Campesina in the construction of food sovereignty – a conversation, The Journal of Peasant Studies, DOI: 10.1080/03066150.2023.2176758. Online acces here.