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La Via Campesina South Asia: Agroecology: Youth will be the change!

Youth are leaving agriculture. Our agonizing countryside doesn’t exactly paint a rosy picture to build a life upon. Their parents encourage them to go to the city, take up a white-collar job -‘we don’t want our children to suffer like us,’ they say. Yet many rural youth experience that visceral pull to the land. They want, like their forefathers, to live in the countryside. They want to focus on the success stories instead of the misery. The city doesn’t really excite them, some of them have already tried their hand at IT or engineering. They know it’s possible to come back to the land, but they just don’t know how to start.

Source: La Via Campesina South Asia: Agroecology: Youth will be the change!

Published on August 5th, 2016

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Farmer-to-farmer training session on Millets at Amrita Bhoomi | Karnataka, India

At least 60 farmers, mostly from the neighboring indigenous Soliga community, as well as other small farmers including some urban origin farmers gathered for a farmer-to-farmer training session on millets at the Amrita Bhoomi agroecology center, on 2nd July 2016.Amrita Bhoomi is linked to the Karnataka State Farmers’ Movement (KRRS for its initials in Kannada language) and is La Via Campesina’s agroecology school in South Asia.

Source: Farmer-to-farmer training session on Millets at Amrita Bhoomi | Karnataka, India

Published on July 6th, 2016