BASQUE COUNTRY / PAIS VASCO / EUSKADI
Meet the Basque members of the Reciprocity peasant-based, family farmer network. All the members come from the very innovative and globally respected La Via Campesina farmer organisation ‘ehne Biizkaia’ (euskal herriko nekazarien elkartasuna – solidarity with local farmers). Help with selecting farmers has been facilitated by Via Campesina luminary and ehne Bizkaia life member Paul Nicholson Paul has sought to introduce Reciprocity to farmers who were representative and innovative particularly in the areas of farmer solidarity, farmer cooperation and farmer/community engagement.
With the ongoing support of our Basque In-Country Coordinator Araceli, we started working with the Basque farmers in 2013 and will be spending 3 months each year in the Basque country developing our network until ehne Bizkaia’s hosting the next LVC International Conference in 2017.