A movement is brewing in rural communities around the world.
Through La Via Campesina (LVC), an international alliance of social movements that challenges transnational agribusiness by proposing agroecological farming as a viable alternative, over 200 million families and their organizations are now working together to achieve food sovereignty.
Member organizations of LVC are building 40 agroecology schools, ranging from informal farmer training centers to more formal universities.
The Latin American Institute of Agroecology (IALA) Guarani, a non-profit training institution that provides free education to peasant farmers and members of the Latin American Coordinator of Farm Organizations (CLOC) and La Via Campesina South America, is raising $20,000 to support the development of an education center in Paraguay. For an in depth view on LVC's IALA movement, please see the fantastic article, Agroecological Formacion in Rural Social Movements (see below).
The funds generated in this campaign will help will train dozens of farmers, including 37 agroecology university students. Additionally, this campaign will support the establishment of an aquaculture training program, training center and yearlong agroecology activities.