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occupied territory farmers tell their needs

Calendula seed

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From Via Campesina, the organization of peasants and agrarians across the world, comes a list of needs from farmers living and working in the occupied territories of Palestine. In early November a delegation of representatives from social, political, unions, and farmer organizations from Spain met with the Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) in Palestine to discuss needs of the rural communities.

From the statement:

[We see] the path toward Food Sovereignty as a tool for resistance, a way to feed their population and to maintain their culture and identity, to survive the violence of the occupation and to remain on their land – a path that in addition unites them in brotherhood with peasants and farmers throughout the world.

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women who farm story submission

Across Canada and the United States, women are becoming leaders in the agricultural industry. They are passionately involved in maintaining biodiveristy on the farm, in the soil, protecting the water and growing and raising food that is wholesome for their communities. Women who farm is a book that celebrates these women.  We want to hear your story.

From all the submissions, 8 women will be chosen for the book. Farmers will have a chance to share their contributions to farming, how they are changing their communities and all the funny stories that happen along the way.

 See submission guidelines here.

Send your story to submissions@womenwhofarm.com.

Submissions must be no more than 2000 words. Tell us about your farm, and other relevant stories that go along with your journey as a woman in agriculture. Submission deadline is October 30th 2015. These submissions will be used to select the farmers for the book.