PCFS speaks of a transformative agenda and just aid architecture in Mexico

Mexico City, Mexico – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and its network members are among the civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders who participated in the First High Level Meeting (HLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) on Global Partnerships held in Mexico City,...


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In Deep Concern for the Victims of Quake and Tsunami in Chile and Peru / Con gran preocupación por las Víctimas del terremoto en Chile y Perú

People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) along with its partners globally is in deep sympathy with all the victims of the recently reported earthquake causing tsunami in Chile and Peru. Our deepest concern belongs to friends and colleagues in CONAPACH which has members and fishworkers based in the Chilean coastal...


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Honouring Irene’s life committed to the poor and marginalized

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) sends its deepest condolences to the friends, family and colleagues of Dr. Irene Fernandez, director of Tenaganita and member of the PCFS Steering Council. Irene, at 67 years old, passed away at 10:58 am last 31 March suffering from a heart failure. She...


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PCFS supports the small farmers in India on their struggle for food sovereignty

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) strongly supports the struggle of small farmers in India for land and food sovereignty by resisting the National Food Security Act. The Indian National Food Security Act was signed into law in 12 September 2013. The law aims to provide subsidized food grains to...


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PCFS points out the real causes of hunger on the first day of the 32nd FAO APRC

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) and its network members are among the civil society organizations, governments and other stakeholders who are currently participating in the 32nd Asia Pacific Regional Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia starting 10th until the 14th...


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

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...


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Visit to PCFS key partners in Guatemala and El Salvador

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...


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PCFS 2013 Special Yearend Newsletter

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...


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

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...


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PCFS Tribute to Mandela

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...


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Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) Protests Against the WTO

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Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:33

Press Release from PKMT and Roots for Equity

WTO KILLS FARMERS

Punjab, Pakistan – Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) and Roots for Equity carried out a protest at the Lahore Press Club, Punjab, Pakistan to register public resistance against the World Trade Organization (WTO) which is going hold its 9th Ministerial Meeting in December 3-6, 2013 in Bali, Indonesia.

The purpose of the WTO is to ensure control on global trade much of which is under the imperialist control of the advanced capitalist countries and their gigantic transnational corporations. WTO’s Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) and TRIPS (Trade-related Intellectual Property Rights) agreement are immensely exploitative of farmers across the world, especially small and landless farmers of third world countries. Agrochemical and biotechnology multinational corporations especially the US corporations have stolen and imposed control over the rich genetic resources of the third world with the TRIPS agreement of the WTO thereby

Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 October 2013 13:49

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ICFG book: Small-scale fisherfolk reject corporate fisheries,call for sustainable alternatives

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Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:02

In solidarity with the people's struggles to improve the welfare and uphold the rights of small-scale fisherfolk all over the world, IBON International released this month a book on the proceedings of the successful International Conference on Fisheries and Globalization (ICFG), held last September 2012 in Iloilo, Philippines.

The publication, titled "Resist Corporate Capture of Fisheries: Build Sustainable Fisheries for the People," tackles the challenges faced by the fisheries sector, as the neoliberal policies implemented under the corporate-centered global economy have clearly resulted in widespread poverty and overexploitation of natural resources.

The ICFG was spearheaded by the People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), IBON International, the Philippine-based fisherfolk organization Pamalakaya, and the Fisheries and Marine Environment and Research Institute.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 October 2013 10:30

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PCFS SAYS NO TO CORPORATE WORLD FOOD DAY!

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Written by April Porteria Monday, 21 October 2013 12:48

NO TO CORPORATE WORLD FOOD DAY!

 

 

 

Speak Out Against Monopoly Control of Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and Domination of States in the Global Food System

From Asia and the Pacific, Africa and to the Latin America and the Caribbean, small-scale food producers and their supporters from civil society and social movements are speaking out against monopoly control in the world food system on the occasion of the World Food(less) Day or Corporate World Food Day.

We invite you to add your voice and let the world know that we say no to neoliberal policies in agriculture, no to corporate takeover and domination of wealthy states over agriculture and food production, no to their control of the global food system and say yes to food sovereignty!

You can download the file here

Last Updated on Monday, 21 October 2013 12:57  

A CALL FROM LIMA: LATIN AMERICA SUPPORTS LIFE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE

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Written by April Porteria Thursday, 17 October 2013 19:17

A CALL FROM LIMA

LATIN AMERICA SUPPORTS LIFE AND CLIMATIC JUSTICE

Our planet is currently in an emergency. The concentration of greenhouse gases has reached alarming levels, dangerously increasing global temperatures. This could irreversibly change life on the planet.

The current development model, characterized by the accelerated and irrational extraction of natural resources and the commercialization of life in order to achieve a paradigm of market growth which doesn t take into consideration the planetary limits, has produced a civilizational crisis which manifests itself in multiple ways (in terms of the environment, climate, alimentation, energy and poverty, among others).

From now until 2015, a new agreement on the global climatic regimen will be established. Thismust be binding and ambitious in order to rapidly reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. It should be based on the principle of equality and include common and differentiated responsibilities for achieving climate justice for the most vulnerable. Without this agreement, the life of future generations will be put at risk.

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PCFS SAYS NO TO CORPORATE WORLD FOOD DAY!

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Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 08 October 2013 10:31

Statement on the World Food(less) Day

Say No to Corporate World Food Day!

A September 2013 survey report released by the UN Global Impact and Accenture shows that Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) no longer set the agenda for development, and that the vast majority of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) believe that business should lead efforts to define and deliver new goals on global priority issues. Many of the CEOs interviewed in the survey are from food and agricultural industries.

Hence it is not surprising that in the commemoration of World Food Day this year, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) focuses on creating an enabling environment for large-scale agricultural investment.  The CFS, which is responsible for the development of policies concerning world food security, subscribes to a neoliberal policy that furthers the monopoly control of big corporations and domination of wealthy states over the global food system — essentially turning the World Food Day, which to many people especially from the South is really World Hunger Day, into Corporate World Food Day.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 09 October 2013 12:10

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Contacts

People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) Offices

Global Secretariat Coordinator
secretariat@foodsov.org

Asia:
Mailing Address: 114 Timog Avenue, 1103 Quezon City, Philippines
Phone: +632 9277060 to 62, loc. 208 / Fax: +632 9276981
Email: secretariat-pcfs-asia@foodsov.org

Africa:
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 76547-00508, Nairobi, Kenya
Phone: +254 (0) 20 522 7692
Email: pcfsafrica-sect@foodsov.org

Latin America:
Mailing Address: 2nd Floor, Office 201, 16 de Julio Avenue (El Prado), La Paz, Bolivia
Phone: +591 2 2312830
Email: secretaria.pcfs.lac@foodsov.org