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We Belong
to the Land

“Realizing people’s and communities’ right to land and enacting agrarian reform need to be at the center of the solutions to rising inequalities and current multiple crises.”

A network of organizations of small-scale food producers, Indigenous Peoples, marginalized communities and civil society groups fighting for the right to land

“We are committed to advance food sovereignty to build a world in which the right of all people to adequate, healthy and culturally appropriate food is realized.”

“We call upon States and the United Nations to address the structural drivers of land concentration and the dispossession of communities and people from their territories as central causes of food insecurity.”

What’s on the Horizon?
The Tenure Guidelines

List of signatories of the We Belong To The Land statement,
26 May, 2022

International and regional organizations

  • La Vía Campesina
  • Consejo Internacional de Tratados Indios
  • Marcha Mundial de las Mujeres
  • Foro Mundial de Pueblos Pescadores
  • Coalición Internacional Hábitat – Red de Derechos a la Vivienda y la Tierra
  • Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles – West Africa
  • MAELA – Movimiento Agroecológico de América Latina y El Caribe
  • WoMin European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC)
  • FIAN International
  • Agroecology Research-Action Collective
  • Transnational Institute
  • Focus on the Global South
  • Friends of the Earth
  • International Society for International Development
  • ActionAid International
  • Third World Network Southeast Asia Regional Initiatives for Community Empowerment (SEARICE)
  • World March of Women – MENA
  • International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF)
  • African Cente for Biodiversity
  • Pacific Islands Association of NGOs (PIANGO)
  • Inclusive Development International
  • Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy

National organizations

  • A Growing Culture (USA)
  • ÖBV-Via Campesina Austria
  • Agora Association (Turkey)
  • Alnawstif cooperative (Jordan)
  • APN-Sahel (Association pour la Protection de la Nature au Sahel – Burkina Faso)
  • Association for Farmers Rights Defense (Georgia)
  • Association For Promotion Sustainable Development (India)
  • Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance
  • AwazCDS-Pakistan
  • Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation
  • Biowatch South Africa
  • BIZILUR, Asociación para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo de los Pueblos (Basque Country)
  • Boerenforum (Belgium)
  • Border Agricultural Workers Project (USA)
  • Brot für die Welt (Germany)
  • Candid Concepts Development (Bahamas)
  • CARI – Centre d’Actions et de Réalisations Internationales (France)
  • CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France)
  • CEDECAM (Nicaragua)
  • Centro Agrícola Cantonal de Quevedo (Ecuador)
  • Clean Air Action Group (Hungary)
  • Centro de Documentación en Derechos Humanos “Segundo Montes Mozo S.J.” (Ecuador)
  • COAG – Coordinadora de Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos (Spain)
  • COFERSA – Convergence des Femmes Rurales pour la Souveraineté Alimentaire (Mali)
  • Comisión Intereclesial de Justicia y Paz (Colombia)
  • Cultivate! (The Netherlands)
  • Dana and Qadisiyah Local Community Cooperative (Jordan)
  • DKA – Dreikönigsaktion (Austria)
  • Enda pronat (Senegal)
  • Equidad de Género: Ciudadanía, Trabajo y Familia (México)
  • Fédération des Pêcheurs et des Fournisseurs du Poisson au Burundi
  • Family Farm Defenders (USA)
  • FCIEX – Femmes Côte d’Ivoire Expérience
  • FIAN Austria
  • FIAN Belgium
  • FIAN Burkina Faso
  • FIAN Colombia
  • FIAN Deutschland
  • FIAN Indonesia
  • FIAN Sweden
  • Financial Transparency Coalition (USA)
  • Fondacioni Jeshil (Kosovo)
  • Food in Neighborhoods Community Coalition (USA)
  • GUPAP – Gaza Urban & Peri-urban Agriculture Platform (Palestine)
  • Global Justice Now (United Kingdom)
  • Grassroots International (USA)
  • Green Scenery (Sierra Leone)
  • Groupe FIAN-Haiti
  • JPIC Kalimantan (Indonesia)
  • Kenya Small Scale Farmers Forum
  • Land Research Center (Palestine)
  • Mouvement Action Paysanne (Belgium)
  • National Family Farm Coalition (USA)
  • Network Movement for Justice and Development (Sierra Leone)
  • Open Food Network Australia
  • Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum
  • Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee
  • Réseau des GASAP (Belgium)
  • Rights and Rice Foundation (Liberia)
  • S.A.T – Sindicato Andaluz de Trabajadoes/as (Spain)
  • Sahabat Alam Malaysia – Friends of the Earth Malaysia
  • SAKAR (India)
  • Saodat (Tajikistan)
  • Schola Campesina Aps (Italy)
  • Sin Olvido / Sin Olvido Tierra (Colombia)
  • SACD – Social Action for Community and Development (Cambodia)
  • Social Democratic forum (Yemen)
  • ISEC – Sociology and Peasant Studies Institute (Spain)
  • SOS Faim (Luxembourg)
  • Success Capital Organisation
  • Terra Nuova Centro per la Solidarietà e la Cooperazione tra i Popoli (Italy)
  • Terre-en-vue (Belgium)
  • Toekomstboeren – La Via Campesina Netherlands
  • Voluntary Services Overseas (United Kingdom)
  • Working group Food Justice (The Netherlands)