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War and Food

By Silvia Ribeiro Food prices rising rapidly, apparently as a consequence of the war in Russia and Ukraine is having serious impact for many populations, exposing the global vulnerability in which the industrial agri-food system dominated by transnational corporations places us. According to United Nations sources, we are on the verge of a new global … Continue reading

FAO Representative: Food Availability in Venezuela Has Improved

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) representative in Venezuela, Alexis Bonte, has assured that food availability in Venezuela “has improved,” although there is still the problem of “financial accessibility.” The biggest “challenge” today, he said, is enabling low-income people to take advantage of economic growth. Bonte stressed the importance of increasing food production … Continue reading

Food Sovereignty, a Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet | La Via Campesina

OFFICIAL STATEMENT FROM LA VIA CAMPESINA, AS WE MARK 25 YEARS OF OUR COLLECTIVE STRUGGLES FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY Food Sovereignty is a philosophy of life. It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life … Continue reading

The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty

  La Via Campesina’s Press Statement | September 22nd 2021, Harare:  La Via Campesina is among scores of other social movements of organized small-scale food producers, workers and indigenous people boycotting the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), slated to take place in New York – September 23rd, 2021. Peoples’ movements are united in condemning … Continue reading

Venezuela Produces 95% of the Rice it Consumes

Orinoco Tribune During an inspection of the planting of grains, and specifically of ​​rice, for the 2021 winter cycle, the Venezuelan President, Nicolás Maduro, reported that Venezuela produces more than 95% of the rice that reaches Venezuelan households. From the Gran Cacique Yare Agricultural Production Unit, in the state of Aragua, Faiez Kassen Castillo, vice … Continue reading

Leaked report of the IPCC reveals that the growth model of capitalism is unsustainable

MRonline Posted Aug 23, 2021 by Juan Bordera, Fernando Valladares, Antonio Turiel, Ferran Puig Vilar, Fernando Prieto, Tim HewlettOriginally published: CTXT (Contexto y Acción)(August 22, 2021 )Capitalism, Climate Change, Ecology, Environment, Media, Political EconomyGlobalCommentary, NewsFeatured, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) The second draft of the IPCC Group III report, focused on mitigation strategies, states that we must move away from the current capitalist … Continue reading

Venezuela’s Maduro wants to offer cryptocurrency-based loans to agricultural producers – Bitcoin News

  Maduro hinted at the possibility of giving loans in cryptocurrency to the agricultural industry in an announcement made in a cabinet meeting last Thursday. He stated the country would look for new ways to finance domestic agriculture and also stated these loans would feature low interest rates to benefit farmers. Elaborating to his ministers, … Continue reading

Agreement Between Venezuela and World Food Program Advances

On Monday, August 2, Venezuelan Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza met the regional director of the World Food Program (WFP) for Latin America and the Caribbean, Lola Castro. The progress of the joint cooperation program between the Venezuelan government and the WFP was evaluated at the meeting. The government of Venezuela and the WFP had … Continue reading

UN warns hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots

NewsInAsia United Nations, August 1 (AP) — Hunger is expected to rise in 23 global hotspots in the next three months with the highest alerts for “catastrophic” situations in Ethiopia’s embattled Tigray region, southern Madagascar, Yemen, South Sudan and northern Nigeria, two U.N. agencies warned Friday. The Food and Agriculture Organization and World Food Program … Continue reading

Here is why we are boycotting the UN Food Systems Summit

  Aljazeera Social movements and scientists are staying out of the UN summit because it represents big agribusiness interests. Elizabeth Mpofu Small-scale organic peasant farmer from Zimbabwe Elizabeth Mpofu is a small-scale organic peasant farmer from Zimbabwe. She is a member of the International Coordination Committee of La Via Campesina, a global network of peasant … Continue reading