Felix Delattre

Observatory about agrarian conflicts

A small tool for the Via Campesina - International Peasant Movement to visualize agrarian conflicts

image0 The Central American activists from La Via Campesina asked my to help them to build an easy tool as an online *observatory* for agrarian conflicts. Today, on the International Day of Peasant's Struggle, this website has gone online. Built with Drupal it was an easy task to create rapidly an useful tool to store the information and visualize such important incident for the global unity among peasants, landless, women farmers and rural youth.

Conflicts of the region are visible on a map. To provide the browsable map, we use the solution from the folks of Mapbox to have a nice looking map and the geographical information from the OpenStreetMap project.

In a second step, we will aggregate functionality for everybody to export the, under a free and open license provided, information about these conflicts.