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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

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

82% of the food consumed by the country is of national production

Carlos Eduardo Sanchez   The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro, reported this Wednesday that 82% of the food consumed in the country is of national productio “We can say that 82% of the food that you get on the street is produced with Venezuelan hands. An achievement in the middle of … Continue reading

URGENT WEBINAR THIS WEDNESDAY 19th: Alex Saab Lawyer – How the US Starves Nations

May 16, 2021 Alex Saab lawyer, Femi Falana, has accepted to participate in a webinar about this important US Sanctions related case. Caracas, May 16 (OrinocoTribune.com)— Alex Saab has been illegally held by Cape Verdean authorities in jail and most recently in a strange house arrest due to his capacity to bypass US and European … Continue reading

Venezuela Secures Deal with UN’s World Food Programme to Supply Food to 1.5 Million Children

  Mexico City, Mexico, April 21, 2021 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuela reached an agreement with the United Nations’ World Food Program (WFP) to supply food to 1.5 million school children by the end of 2023. The deal was announced on Monday by WFP Executive Director David Beasley together with Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro during a televised … Continue reading

Venezuela Assigns Land for Food Production on CLAP’s Fifth Anniversary

The food subsidy program reportedly reaches seven million Venezuelan households and has replaced its import dependence with national production.By Paul Dobson Mar 15th 2021 at 4.51pm Topics Social ProgramsBolivarian Project Tags CLAPSanctionsPeasants/Campesinos Short URL:  clap_yaracuy.jpg Members of the CLAP in Yaracuy state. (Presidential Press) Mérida, March 15, 2021 (venezuelanalysis.com) – Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro has … Continue reading

The project “Rescue of Vanguardia bees” starts in Lara

  Últimas Noticias With the objective of improving the quality of life and the environment of the Larense community, Industrias Maros, CA, has begun to develop a program in conjunction with “Vanguardia Bee Rescue”, an initiative that seeks to preserve the species of Native Bees Without Sting. (ANSA), in Lara state; This activity is part … Continue reading

The future of food must include a commitment to human rights

  At last year’s World Food Day, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced that he would convene a U.N. Food Systems Summit in the fall of 2021. Little did anyone know that the stakes would become so acute so fast.  The COVID-19 pandemic has quickly become a hunger crisis: people’s livelihoods are being decimated and they can’t afford to … Continue reading

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