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    Feeding the Few

    • Susan George
    13 Junio 2008
    Book
     
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    Feed the world

    Tristram Stuart
    17 Octubre 2009
    En los medios

    The recent food crisis in many poor countries is due to the dismantlement of the developing nations’ state support for local agriculture, and opening up to liberalised international food trade, as promoted by the international financial institutions.

  3. Small Farms Can Feed the World

    Hilal Elver
    14 Octubre 2014
    Article

    Much of agricultural policy is rooted in a view that considers small farms as inefficient. Efficiency and productivity in agriculture, it is argued, can only be delivered by consolidating land, using advanced technology, investing in large-scale irrigation and massive fertilization, and encouraging monoculture in big-scale farms.

  4. Latin America’s Anti-drug Policies Feed on the Poor

    04 Septiembre 2014
    Other news

    Poor young men, slumdwellers and single mothers are hurt the most by anti-drug policies in Latin America, according to representatives of governments, social organisations and multilateral bodies meeting at the Fifth Latin American Conference on Drug Policies held in San José, Costa Rica. Activists, experts and decision-makers from throughout the region demanded reforms of these policies, to ease the pressure on vulnerable groups and shift the focus of law enforcement measures to those who benefit the most from the drug trade.

  5. Meeting the challenge of feeding the world and cooling the Earth

    Jun Borras
    12 Julio 2011
    Article

    Two papers analysing the recent experience of Latin America, and Cuba in particular, support arguments that a shift from industrial-large scale farming to small-scale farming can bring environmental, economic and political benefits.

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    Land, Seas and Territories to feed our Dignity and the Peoples of the World

    05 Marzo 2012
    Press release

    On 5 and 9 March press conferences will be held during the last round of the international negotiations on land at FAO: The mobilization of social organizations and Italian NGOs.

     
  7. UN: only small Farmers and Agroecology can feed the World

    Nafeez Ahmed
    23 Septiembre 2014
    Article

    Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to Hilal Elver,  UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Her call coincides with a new agroecology initiative within the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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    CP maize contract farming in Shan State, Myanmar: A regional case of a place-based corporate agro-feed system

    • Kevin Woods
    18 Mayo 2015
    Paper

    The Bangkok-based Sino-Thai company Choern Pakard Group (CP Group), Asia's largest and most prominent agro-food/feed corporation, has led an industrial maize contract farming scheme with (ex-)poppy upland smallholders in Shan State, northern Myanmar to supply China’s chicken-feed market. Thailand, as a Middle-Income Country (MIC) and regional powerhouse, has long-tapped China’s phenomenal economic growth and undersupplied consumer demand.

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    Public Institutions and Civil Society

    Susan George
    01 Mayo 1999
    Article
  10. Public Debt, Regional Integration and The South Bank

    Marcos Arruda
    23 Marzo 2012
    Article

    The EU debt crisis foretells a more serious global debt crisis, caused by unlimited growth and the ongoing financial casino. Latin America's emerging financial and regional architecture offers hope for a new type of integration based on solidarity. 

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    Water: Common Good, Public Management, And Alternatives

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 Diciembre 2008
    Article

    From the 23rd to the 27th of September 2008, water justice activists, public water managers/operators, trade unions and academe from Asian countries met in Chennai, India.

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  13. Window of opportunity for public water in Catalonia

    Moisès Subirana, Eloi Badia
    19 Octubre 2015
    Article

    The water management situation in the region of Catalonia, Spain is catastrophic. The omnipresence of the private water sector is creating hugely negative impacts at the economic, social and environmental levels. As a result, Catalan municipalities are being swept by the wave of water remunicipalisation that is taking place across the globe, and the drive to recover public management of water systems is gaining force.

  14. Food Sovereignty: a critical dialogue

    14 Septiembre 2013 - Evento
  15. How to hold Transnational Corporations responsible for Human Rights Violations

    30 Mayo 2016 - Evento

    A public hearing will take place at the European Parliament to forward the challenge of regulation of TransNational Corporations (TNCs) in relation to human rights.

  16. Agro-ecology: A Solution to the Food Crisis

    19 Septiembre 2014 - Evento
  17. Cardinal Points - Photo Exhibition

    27 Mayo 2015 - Evento

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