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Fishing and aquaculture reinforce the country’s economic growth

The People’s Power Minister for Fisheries and Aquaculture, Juan Carlos Loyo, reported that, in the last 10 years, the fishing and aquaculture sector gained strength through the export aspect, which has added value to this activity and contributed to the economic improvement of Venezuela. , despite the unilateral coercive measures imposed by the United States … Continue reading

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

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

Last Call: Urgent! Food sovereignty delegation to Venezuela – witness effects of sanctions and responses on the ground in the context of the 2021 Venezuela regional elections November 17-27, 2021

  What’s going on right now in Venezuela? Come see for yourself how Venezuelans are coping with US economic sanctions designed to cause a social implosion. The international press does not mention the different attacks on the Venezuelan people carried out by Colombian mercenaries sponsored by the United States government, come and learn about the … Continue reading

Soil ecology and capitalism agriculture: Fred Magdoff interviewed by Farooque Chowdhury

Monthly Review Ecological and social conditions are mostly ignored in a system in which profit is the goal: Fred Magdoff discusses capitalist agriculture Fred Magdoff, Professor Emeritus, University of Vermont, Plant and Soil Science, in an interview conducted by Farooque Chowdhury in June 2021, discusses aspects of capitalist agriculture, and politics with the agriculture system. The interview … Continue reading