(Video) Conversations of the World XI – Elizabeth Mpofu and Boaventura de Sousa Santos
Conversation of the World between Elizabeth Mpofu and Boaventura de Sousa Santos, in Harare on 14, July of 2016.
The “Conversations of the World” place together men and women from different parts of the world and different experiences that share the struggle for human dignity and the belief that another world is possible and necessary. This “Conversation of the World” has two parts.
See the full conversation:
The Conversation of the World XI – Part 1
The Conversation of the World XI – Part 2
Elizabeth Mpofu is an organic farmer and activist based at Shashe in Masvingo, Zimbabwe. She dedicated her life to work tirelessly for the betterment of smallholder farmers and for the rights of women. Currently Elizabeth is a member of the International Coordination Committee and the General Coordinator of La Via Campesina, an international peasants’ movement with a membership over 200 million farmers in 73 countries from Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. She was recently nominated Special Ambassador for FAO´S International Year for Africa. She is a founder member of two important small farmer organizations, one at national level and the other at regional. At national level, she helped establish the Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF), which promotes organic farming. At regional, she founded with others the Eastern Southern Smallholder Farmers’ Forum (ESAFF) which promotes sustainable farming practices.