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Food Sovereignty

6 November 2017

Food sovereignty education across the Americas

Social movements are using education to generate critical consciousness regarding the social and environmental unsustainability of the current food system, and advocate for agroecological production. In this article, we explore results from a cross-case analysis of six social movements that are using education as...

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13 February 2013

The Committee on World Food Security (CFS)

Language: English (Available in French and Spanish) Content: For many years the CFS was a space that was neglected by governments as it had no impact on the world governance of agriculture, which states considered as resting more in the hands of the World Trade Organization (WTO). Then in 2009 the committee was...

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13 February 2013

Food Sovereignty and Alternative Paradigms to Confront Land Grabbing and the Food and Climate Crises

KEYWORDS La Via Campesina; food sovereignty; food crisis; agrarian reform Abstract In the contemporary world we face a systemic crisis where multiple dimensions converge, including an economic crisis, a financial crisis, a climate crisis, an energy crisis, a food crisis, and runaway land grabbing. Peter Rosset...

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13 December 2011

Social and environmental impacts of sugarcane production in Brazil

In this publication, data and recent analyses will be presented on the expansion of sugar cane monoculture for ethanol production in Brazil, and in particular on the monopolisation in the sector due to mergers and the takeover of production plants by foreign companies. Download...

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29 November 2011

Preventing hunger: change economic policy

Nature 479, 472–473 (24 November 2011) — Simply giving people food is not enough to prevent famine, says Peter Rosset. Instead, we need to overhaul the policies that have upended the food supply. The global food system is broken. The number of hungry and undernourished people in the world hovers at around 1...

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20 November 2011

Final Declaration: Stop Land-Grabbing Now!

We, women and men peasants, pastoralists, indigenous peoples and their allies, who gathered together in Nyeleni from 17-19 November 2011, are determined to defend food sovereignty, the commons and the rights of small scale food providers to natural resources. We supported the Kolongo Appeal from peasant...

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19 October 2011

Food and climate change: the forgotten link

11 September 2011

How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World

30 March 2011

Will Rising Prices Spark a Food Crisis in Latin America?

Recent protests in North Africa and the Middle East have been linked in part to rising food prices, which hit a record in January, according to the United Nations. In an effort to stave off a looming ’food crisis,’ Bolivian Finance Minister Luis Arce said the country could tap into its $10 billion central bank...

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3 March 2011

Food Sovereignty and Alternative Paradigms to Confront Land Grabbing and the Food and Climate Crises

ABSTRACT In the contemporary world we face a systemic crisis where multiple dimensions converge, including an economic crisis, a financial crisis, a climate crisis, an energy crisis, a food crisis, and runaway land grabbing. Peter Rosset argues for a paradigm shift toward food sovereignty based on genuine agrarian...

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