This tour offers a unique opportunity to get to know the Basque Country, Euskal Herria, through the eyes of local farmers and sovereignty activists. Agriculture and food play key economic and social roles within Basque society by preserving important threatened traditions. The Basque people are one of the oldest ethnic groups in Europe, with a strong sense of autonomy and a cooperative community structure forming much of what it means to be Basque. While cooperative, sustainable land use and production have been traditional forms of life, in the last century industrialization, nation-building, and, most recently, factors such as EU agricultural policy, have greatly impacted this lifestyle.
On this delegation, you will stay in Basque farmer-owned bed and breakfasts and learn about the struggles and triumphs of Basque history and share delicious, local, cooperatively grown food.