2013 Honorees


Group of 4, Dessalines Brigade/Via Campesina

G4In 2007, Haiti’s largest peasant organizations—Heads Together Small Farmers of Haiti (Tet Kole), the Peasant Movement of Papaye, the National Congress of Papaye Peasant Movements, and the Regional Coordination of Organizations of the South East Region—joined forces as the Group of 4 (G4), a national alliance to promote good farming practices and advocate for peasant farmers.


Basque Country Farmer’s Union (EHNE- Bizkaia)

EHNE In Europe’s Basque Country, the struggle for food sovereignty is embedded in a broader struggle for political and cultural autonomy. A founder of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina in 1993, EHNE continues to be at the forefront of innovative and political food sovereignty approaches.

National Coordination of Peasant Organizations (CNOP)

CNOP is composed of 11 federations of farmers’ organizations on a national scale, representing the interests of nearly 2.5 million farmers and peasants. Family farming, primarily by small producers, is the dominant farming model in Mali.

Tamil Nadu Women’s Collective (TNWC)

TNWC In the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu, as in much of India, women have little social, economic or political power, and often struggle to feed their families. Lowest-caste Dalit women, indigenous, and widowed women face even greater hardships.

Past Honorees

2012: Korean Women’s Peasant Association

2011: Landless Workers Movement of Brazil

2010: Family Farm Defenders

2009: La Via Campesina

Honorable mentions:

  • Unified Peasant Movement of the Aguan Region
  • National Fisheries Solidarity Movement
  • Coalition of Immokalee Workers

Honorable mentions:

  • Movimiento Campesino a Campesino (Farmer to Farmer Movement)
  • South Central Farmers
  • The Grow Biointensive Agricultural Center of Kenya (G-BIACK)

Honorable mentions:

  • The Detroit Black Community Food Security Network
  • ROPPA (The Network of West African Peasant and Agricultural Producers’ Organizations)
  • The Working Group on Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Honorable mentions:

  • Community Alliance for Global Justice
  • International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology
  • Toronto Food Policy Council
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