Venezuela: Land reform, food sovereignty and agroecology

Posted on August 25, 2010


By *Alan Broughton*

August 20, 2010 — A massive transformation of agriculture is occurring
in Venezuela, a transformation that has lessons for every other country
in the world. The /Law of the Land and Agrarian Development/, the /Law
of Food Sovereignty and Security/ and the /Law of Integrated
Agricultural Health/ set out the agenda (they can be found on, in Spanish). The policies are
based on the premises that farmers should have control of their land and
product, that the country should produce its own food, and that chemical
fertilisers and pesticides should not be part of agriculture.

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