The ATC: 43 Years Growing Food!

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This March 25, 2021, the Rural Workers Association of Nicaragua celebrated its 43rd anniversary since its founding in 1978. A long trajectory of struggle, resistance and victories with the objective of improving the standard of living in the countryside.

The ATC was born from the underground during the Somoza dictatorship and was strengthened with the triumph of the Sandinista Popular Revolution, where its first banner of struggle was the right to land, promoting and leading the agrarian reform that in 10 years transformed the structure of land tenure in more than 40% of farms in the country at that time. Undoubtedly, this was a milestone not only for Nicaragua but for the rest of Latin America.

Emerging from the heart of the oppressed class, the ATC continued during the neoliberal period (1990-2006) with the mobilization, vindication and defense of the achievements made with the revolution and those achieved through international movements such as the Latin American Coordination of Rural Organizations CLOC and La Via Campesina.
From 2007 to the present, the ATC continues with the struggle for the recognition and respect for the rights of thousands of peasants around the world, and for the respect for Mother Earth. Meanwhile, in Nicaragua, hand in hand with the Sandinista National Liberation Front, the banners for food and nutritional sovereignty are consolidated, as well as the massification of agroecology and the fight against poverty in the countryside.

Forty-three years later, the ATC continues to be a Fundamental Force of the Revolution.

You can see more of our virtual celebration through a video published by Friends of the ATC and the live celebration held on March 27, 2021.

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