Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 15 January 2013 13:43
Over the past year, PCFS has worked hard to create space among civil society organizations (CSOs), non-government organizations (NGOs) and social movements to engage with FAO in order to ensure that the voice of member organisations and small-scale farmers are represented in international policy development. A series of reforms which have led to FAO increasingly consulting civil society on its policy formation have created a narrow window of opportunity in which PCFS is pushing for Southern voices to be heard. In all its engagements, submissions and advocacy, PCFS pushes for food sovereignty and for small-scale food producers – farmers, fishers and pastoralists – to be put at the centre of policy development on food and rural development.Last Updated on Tuesday, 15 January 2013 13:46
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 15 January 2013 13:26
This year, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) set up a regional office in Bolivia for Latin America and the Caribbean after the regional Rural Sector Consultation on the Civil Society Platform for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) in La Paz, Bolivia. More than 34 organizations (representing indigenous peoples’ communities, peasants, women, NGOs, and fisherfolk, among others) attended the regional consultation. During the consultation, PCFS presented its current work and activities in Asia and Africa and its plans for Latin America and the Caribbean. PCFS now has 23 member organizations in Latin America and the Caribbean since the work in the region commenced full-time beginning October.Last Updated on Monday, 21 January 2013 16:06
Written by April Porteria Monday, 14 January 2013 18:23
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) stepped-up its advocacy on fisheries, specifically on small-scale fisherfolk’s rights welfare, this 2012. Greater attention to the often-neglected fisheries sector was in accordance with the Coalition’s General Program of Action (GPOA) which placed fisheries as among the major issues that PCFS takes on. PCFS advocates for small-scale fisherfolk to have ownership and control over natural resources and is fighting to expose the corporate capture of fish stocks and water resources.This year, the Coalition co-organized a highly successful international fisheries conference, issued various policy outputs, increased engagements with CSOs, social movements and platforms engaged in fisheries, as well as with the Committee on Fisheries (COFI) of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) where it has observer status.Last Updated on Monday, 14 January 2013 18:34
Written by Shanthi Friday, 07 December 2012 23:11
As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) Conference draws to a close today, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) warns against increasing corporatization of agriculture as developed countries continue to press for opening of soil carbon markets – which cover agricultural production – purportedly as a mitigation strategy through climate smart agriculture (CSA) policies. Developing countries have called for an emphasis on adaptation to cope with the current and emerging effects of climate change on food production.Last Updated on Friday, 07 December 2012 23:22
Written by Shanthi Wednesday, 05 December 2012 13:16
The National Council for Rural Dialogue and Cooperation (CNCR) organised an international forum on the exploited farming families of West Africa.
The forum was held from 20 - 22 November 2012, and the participants agreed a final declaration which identified the importance of exploited farming families to food security and food sovereignty, the threats to exploited farming families way of life and the participants proposal for action.
The english version of the declaration can be found here.
Veuillez trouvez ci-joint la version francaise.
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