ESN member organisations gather in Picos de Europa, Spain under the motto ” Resistance and Future”


From 9 to 12 September 2021, the Shepherds’ Meeting: Resistance and Future took place in Sotres, Cabrales, Picos de Europa, Spain. A moment of mutual recognition between shepherds and extensive livestock farmers from all over the country and Europe to share current problems, to think about ways of support and action for the future, and to celebrate pastoralist cultures. More than 70 people participated in the many activities planned: talks, round tables, visits to local farms, meals, music, etc., in which the link between pastoralism and issues such as food sovereignty or the management of protected natural areas were discussed, alternatives and innovative projects within the extensive livestock farming sector were presented, and new forms of pastoralism and their future were debated.
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