The FMAT 2016

The WFAL 2016 Global Meeting took place on 31 March, 1 and 2 April 2016 for three days of work and debate in plenary sessions and workshops, on the campus of the Polytechnic University of Valencia in Spain.

It brought together representatives of the three categories of signatories of the FMAT appeal, with a majority presence of farmers' organizations and rural civil society (organizations of herders, fishermen and forest communities) and urban organizations from all over the world, including women's and youth organizations.

These organizations were able to work and debate with the other participants: researchers, representatives of local, national and international governmental institutions, and representatives of other actors who came to express themselves in accordance with the terms of the WFAL call and the rules of debate set by the International Organizing Committee.

These organizations and individuals came from 70 countries in Africa, Asia, South and North America, and Europe.

They compared their analyses of rural developments in recent decades and their impacts on cities, identified policy measures to address the problems posed by these developments, and identified citizen actions to achieve effective policy change and reverse the serious trends.

Learn more about FMAT:

Complete file:
Organizers and supporters:
Summary of the Global Forum on Land Access
The WFLA 2016 website: https: //