W. African Caravan for Land, Water and Seeds

The Global
Convergence of Land and Water Struggles – West Africa invites you to join the
West African Caravan for Land, Water and Seeds, which will mobilize 15
countries of the sub-region in March 2016 in order to

Ø Sensitize the populations of the West African
countries about land, water and seed grabbing as well as the challenges and
issues regarding these resources

Ø Mobilise West African organisations and
social movements for the building of a strong movement in order to affirm the
rights of communities and promote family farming, based on peasant agroecology
and food sovereignty

Ø Take
peace, social and environmental justice and equity, gender equality, public
health and the struggle against climate change

Ø Engage national political and administrative
authorities as well as sub-regional institutions (ECOWAS and UEMOA) on their
obligations regarding the realization of human rights and call upon them to
take up our demands and proposals regarding the implementation of the FAO
Guidelines on the Right to Food, the Guidelines on Responsible Governance of
Tenure, the Framework and Guidelines on Land Policy in Africa, including their
subregional manifestation which is developed at ECOWAS, as well as the
regulations on the risks of biotechnologies which are being developed at the
UEMOA. It is critical that these processes are transparent and ensure the
effective participation of the organizations that represent those most affected

Ø Support all activists and communities
that are defending human rights linked to land, water and seeds, and denounce their criminalization.

Rights to Land, Water and Seeds, a
Common Struggle!