The training and meeting gathering about 145 farmer leaders from 21st September to 23rd September ended with a call for strengthened networks for reclaiming farmers’ dignity and rights on land, seeds, life and more.
This zonal meeting saw the participation of MVIWATA leaders, promoters from Mbeya, Iringa, Njombe, Ruvuma and Mtwara region gathering for 3 days in Njombe region for a collective reflection on the state of farmers groups and networks as platforms for small-scale farmers’ fight for social, economic, political, environmental and cultural rights.
The 3 days session, gathering about 145 leaders, hosted by MVIWATA Njombe, took place inside MVIWATA Njombe office buildings located in Njombe town.
Through discussion, farmers using MVIWATA institutional frameworks and other tools such as the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and other people working in rural areas (UNDROP) analysed the present state of affairs of rural lives and peasantry in the context of Tanzania which indicated dire violations of peasants rights. Tanzania, is one of the signatories of the universal peasants rights declaration which was passed in 2018.
The zonal meeting was organized also as part of the actions towards the commemoration of MVIWATA 30 years from its establishment in 1993 which is set to happen in December 2023.
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