This online event – co-organized with The Eco Ruralis Peasant Association – will discuss the opportunities and obstacles in implementing the right to seeds enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) in Romania.
Representatives of peasant organizations, academia and relevant public institutions will debate about the opportunity offered by UNDROP to protect peasant seeds, agrobiodiversity and the livelihood of millions of peasants in Romania.
Panelists will also discuss the initiatives of production, distribution and exchange of peasant's seeds, which have developed in Romania, extremely popular among peasants and all those concerned about healthy food.
This event will take place online, benefiting from interpretation in Romanian and English.
The event starts at 14:30 (EET) – 13.30 (CET)
This online event – co-organized with The Eco Ruralis Peasant Association – discussed the opportunities and obstacles in implementing the right to seeds enshrined in the United Nations (UN) Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP) in Romania.
In an article published in The Journal of Peasant Studies, our Senior Research Fellow Dr Joanna Bourke Martignoni discusses – on the basis of research carried out at the Geneva Academy – the extent to which a feminist approach makes a difference to the realization of the rights to food, land, decent work, and social security.
This project aims to raise awareness about the complementarity of human rights and development by analyzing the relationship between economic, social and cultural rights and global development goals, namely the Millennium Development Goals adopted in 2000 and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015.
The project will notably identify the main opportunities and obstacles to protect the right to seeds in Europe. It will also discuss how to promote changes in European laws, policies and trade agreements to ensure that they do not infringe, but facilitate the realization of peasants’ right to seeds.