Francisca Rodriguez of Chile is an advocate for family farmers, food sovereignty, and traditional seeds, and leader with the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI), and the international coordination commission for La Via Campesina. In this interview with GRAIN, Francisca speaks on her background, and the work of La Via Campesina to support campesino (peasant) farming communities in movement building to protect seeds and farming lifeways, both in their communities, and across international ties. As Francisca explains in this interview, women are increasingly taking a lead in these campaigns. Photo Credit: