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

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Written by April Porteria Friday, 21 March 2014 14:04

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 approximately two thirds of India’s 1.2 billion people. The law was further highlighted internationally during the 9th World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia last December 2013 where India led the G-33 in pushing the proposal on food stockholdings for purposes of food security. According to them, the law will allow the government of India to continue and even increase the procurement of wheat and rice at a minimum support price from low income food producers. The proposal seeks the removal of the WTO’s limits on subsidies, as well as in increasing the amount of support and protection of domestic agriculture from the impacts of the global food crisis and trade liberalization.[1]

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

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Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 12 March 2014 10:53

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 of March 2014. Civil society organizations, social movements and grassroots organizations also had a 2-day preparatory and parallel meeting prior to the FAO Asia Pacific (AP) conference.

Held every two years, according to FAO, this year’s conference “will focus on the opportunities and challenges in the region and priority areas of work to improve food security and nutrition, increase agricultural productivity, raise the standard of living in rural populations and contribute to sustainable economic growth”.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 11:07

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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

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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.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 March 2014 11:41

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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.

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  
 

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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