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.
Written by Shanthi Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:18
Kampala, Uganda -- The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) through its global secretariat coordinator Roy Anunciacion shared the Coalition's advocacies on fisheries during the general assembly of the World Forum of Fish Harvester and Fish Workers (WFF) last November 19-22, 2012 at the Pope Paul Memorial Hotel here. PCFS presented the results of the national consultation on the draft international guidelines on small-scale fisheries organized by Pamalakaya (National Federation of Small Fisherfolk Organization in the Philippines), a member of PCFS, held last January 27-31, 2012 in the Philippines. The presentation discussed nine (9) development projects adversely affecting fishing villages in the Philippines. The said projects are being funded through the Private-Public Partnerships being pushed by the Aquino administration in collaboration with foreign investors.Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:53
Written by Shanthi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:44
As the 18th meeting to the Conference of Parties (COP) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) begins, the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) called for a transition to genuinely sustainable and people-centered climate change adaptation strategies in agriculture even as it warned against making the conference another opportunity for private investors to promote their interests under the guise of addressing climate change.Last Updated on Thursday, 29 November 2012 10:53
Written by Shanthi Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:38
World Hunger Day 2012 : Week of Action in Sri Lanka
By Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (Monlar)
‘Food Sovereignty Now! Assert our right to land, seed and water!’ was the action call during the week of 9 – 16 October 2012 – the run-up to the World Food Day, 16 October, as it is commonly known, but now defamed as ‘World Hunger Day’ by people’s organizations the world over! A week long series of activities was a highlight this year, unlike in the past, as well as the multi-faceted coordinated actions of various organizations and movements coming together in a collective under the same banner!Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 November 2012 12:05
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