La Via Campesina is a movement of rustic farming organisations that are trying to reclaim the countryside and reinvent agriculture.
This article titled “Britain’s new ‘peasants’ down on the farm” was written by Claire Provost and John Vidal, for The Observer on Saturday 15th June 2013 23.04 UTC
The English peasantry may have officially died out in the Middle Ages, but a new breed of small-scale farmers who live off a few acres and celebrate life on the land have been accepted to join the world’s biggest peasant organisation.
Jyoti Fernandes and other members of the newly formed Land Workers’ Alliance were in Jakarta, Indonesia, last week for a global meeting of La Via Campesina, a movement of more than 180 peasant organisations which together can boast 200 million members in more than 80 countries. The alliance is the movement’s first membership organisation in England and Wales.