People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS)

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.

Last Updated on Friday, 28 February 2014 10:47

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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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Last Updated on Friday, 10 January 2014 18:07  

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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Grassroots groups, advocates demand dismantling of WTO

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Written by April Porteria Saturday, 07 December 2013 00:00

Grassroots groups, advocates demand dismantling of WTO
07 December 2013

BALI, Indonesia – As part of the People’s Global Camp (PGC) activities on December 5, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) in cooperation with the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) successfully organized a workshop titled “Neoliberal Trends and Analysis in Agriculture: A workshop on People’s Collective Responses Against the WTO.”

A total of 39 representatives from 23 organizations converged at the GOR Ngurah Rai Sports Center in Bali to participate in the said event. In line with the PGC objective, the side-event served as a protest against the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 9th Ministerial Conference (MC9). The workshop highlighted the people’s opposition to the continuing plunder of resources through WTO policies in agriculture.

Rahmat Ajiguna, Secretary General of Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria (AGRA), welcomed participants warmly and enjoined everyone in strengthening the people’s movement against the WTO.

Last Updated on Monday, 16 December 2013 15:01

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