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.
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.
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.
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