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UN backs farmers’ rights in historic seed sovereignty win

In a momentous move, the United Nations General Assembly has overwhelmingly supported the Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other Rural Workers, with a vote of 121-8 and 52 abstentions.

This declaration, championed by the international peasant alliance La Via Campesina over nearly two decades, safeguards farmers’ “seed sovereignty” against governmental and corporate challenges.

Via Campesina’s coordinator Elizabeth Mpofu hailed this as a win for food sovereignty and peasant values, emphasizing the need to protect farmers worldwide.

The declaration’s approval brings hope for …

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