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Food Sovereignty

3 March 2011

Occasional Paper 9: Tale of Two Economies

For generations, the peoples of the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic (Lao PDR) have practised locally-developed, diverse forms of agriculture and fisheries. The majority of the country’s population depends directly on small-holder agriculture and the natural environment for their livelihoods. Over the past...

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20 January 2011

The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba

Abstract Agroecology has played a key role in helping Cuba survive the crisis caused by the collapse of the socialist bloc in Europe and the tightening of the US trade embargo. Cuban peasants have been able to boost food production without scarce and expensive imported agricultural chemicals by first...

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23 November 2010

The World Food Crisis: Causes and Solutions

“The World Food Crisis: Causes and Solutions” by Peter Rosset from MHC MCGI on Vimeo.

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9 October 2010

Nyéléni Newsletter - Boletín Nyéléni - Bulletin

The Number 0 of the Nyeleni Newsletter is now available online in three languages: English, Spanish and French! Fair winds to the Nyéléni newsletter! Following the International Forum on Food Sovereignty held in Mali in February 2007, the social movements that brought this initiative to life have decided to...

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8 July 2010

Final Report

Background The Asian Regional Civil Society Consultation provided an opportunity for different constituencies to contribute in the FAO’s process of coming up with Voluntary Guidelines that provides a framework for governments and other interest groups on responsible land and resource governance. The consultation...

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16 February 2010

The Food Sovereignty Movement in Venezuela, Part 2

During his expeditions with INIA Basil saw the work of rural communal councils. Through their communal councils, many agricultural villages and towns are organizing to develop transportation infrastructure in order to make production economically viable. Since isolation can threaten food sovereignty, this...

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16 February 2010

The Food Sovereignty Movement in Venezuela, Part 1

10 August 2009

Viral times - The politics of emerging global animal diseases

The world is in the midst of big changes with respect to global animal diseases. We are heading for more diseases, more deadly types of disease, and more capacity for these diseases to spread. There is also a greater probability of the emergence of zoonotic diseases and global pandemics.Yet the international...

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21 July 2009

Fixing our Global Food System

Peter Rosset resides in Chiapas, Mexico, where he is a researcher for the Center for the Study of Rural Change in Mexico (CECCAM), and co-coordinates the Land Research Action Network (http://www.landaction.org). He is also part of the technical support team of La Vía Campesina, the global alliance of peasant and...

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29 June 2009

Saying No to Soy

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