The goal of the WFAL 2016 is to organise a world forum in 2016 to address the major issues linked to unequal access to land, natural resources (see The Call).
Ten years after the World Forum on Agrarian Reforms (Valencia, Spain, 2004) and the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2006) the trends seem unchanged if not worse. (see Antecedents and The findings are bleak).
Making a precise assessment of the situation is imperative. It must omit none of the main causing factors. An evaluation of the short and long terms consequences is essential. It must ignore none of the great economical, social, political and environmental prejudices due to the ongoing processes. It is the condition to identify responses able to solve the problems.
Implementing such an analysis is possible according to the signatories of the WFAL 2016 Call, if citizens from every continent and the organizations in charge of representing or guaranteeing their interets can effectively debate into a structured and contradictory process: farmer and other civil society organisations, governmental organisations, indepedant or public research institutes.
The WFAL 2016 Call aims at creating the conditions necessary for such a debate, with the guarantee that each one’s point of view and analysis will be taken into consideration by all, towards the invention of the most constructive proposals.