People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)

PCFS participates in the Committee on World Food Security Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (rai) in Asia Pacific

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Written by April Porteria Friday, 07 March 2014 11:36

06 March 2014

Pattaya, Thailand – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) was among the 13 civil society groups representing different small food producers from small farmers, indigenous, rural women, fisherfolks, pastoralists, and agricultural workers, as well as representatives from rural development NGOs in the Pacific, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia along with governments and private sector representatives that attended the recently held Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Asia Pacific Multi-stakeholder Consultation on the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (rai) in Pattaya, Thailand last 3-4 March 2014.

PCFS was represented by its co-chair, Mr. Antonio Tujan, Jr. who is also the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) focal person for Southeast Asia.

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Visit to PCFS key partners in Guatemala and El Salvador

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Written by April Porteria Thursday, 27 February 2014 18:31

Last January 2014, PCFS in Latin America and the Caribbean had meetings with members and partners from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras. The trip was made possible with the support of AROAJ in Guatemala and FUNPROCOOP in El Salvador.

The meeting aimed to discuss and learn more on how to translate food sovereignty into actions and sharing of work and experiences of each organization. There was also a discussion on each country's situation on food, agriculture and rural development especially on the food security of the communities.

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PCFS 2013 Special Yearend Newsletter

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Written by April Porteria Friday, 10 January 2014 17:52

The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty 2013 Special Yearend Newsletter is now ready for downloading. The newsletter contains the network's outputs in 2013 which includes the Critique on the CFS Zero Draft of the Principles for Responsible Agricultural Investments (rai) in the Context of Food Security and Nutrition, a statement on World Food Day, and special releases on the anti-WTO campaign which culminated in the People's Global Camp in Bali, Indonesia, among others.

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Workshop Declaration: Neoliberal Trends and Analysis in Agriculture: A workshop on people’s collective responses against WTO

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Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 07 January 2014 11:16

Workshop Declaration

Neoliberal Trends and Analysis in Agriculture: A workshop on people’s collective responses against WTO

05 December 2013

Bali, Indonesia

We, representatives of organizations of small-scale farmers, women, indigenous peoples, agricultural workers, fisherfolk, pastoralists, youth and advocates from Bangladesh, Cambodia, Indonesia, India, Nepal, the Philippines, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Timor Leste and Thailand gathered on December 05, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia for the People’s Global Camp and the workshop on the people’s collective responses to the Neoliberal Trends and Analysis in Agriculture express that:

  1. The World Trade Organization (WTO) and its Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) has not done anything beneficial to the development and food security of the people. Instead, it worsened the state of agriculture of developing countries making farmers poorer and more people hungry. The AoA continues to liberalize agriculture and also furthers plunder of resources and dominance by big transnational agri-corporations such as Monsanto, DuPont, Syngenta, Bayer, Dow and BASF. Land grabbing cases are increasing, affecting more and more farmers, rural women, indigenous peoples and the rest of the marginalized sectors;

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PCFS Tribute to Mandela

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Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 17 December 2013 09:42

PCFS Tribute to Mandela

The African chapter of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) pays tribute to Nelson Mandela (18 July 1918 to 5 December 2013), whose life was dedicated to the ongoing struggle for freedom and equality. He firmly believed that the black race of South Africa had the same rights as the white minority: the right to equal opportunity to education and employment, public services, freedom of speech and assembly; the right to the freedom necessary to realize the full potential of every South African as citizens and inheritors of their own country.

Nelson Mandela’s famous walk to freedom did not begin when he was released after being imprisoned for 27 long years. The walk to freedom began when he and the African National Congress (ANC) rose up in revolution against the South African racial segregation system, known as apartheid.

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