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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

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

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