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Food systems and digitalization from a food sovereignty approach – new working paper !

23 July 2021 This working paper seeks to support food producers’ organizations and other grassroots-based organizations in the complex debate on digitalization. It highlights four critical issues when considering digitalization in agriculture from a food sovereignty perspective: (1) the practice of digitalization is not neutral but supports large-scale food production systems at the expense of …

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TAPE in Moldova – Gradina Moldovai’s experience (audio from CoP meeting 21/5)

Mariana explains that the testing of TAPE in Moldova (EcoVillage) represented an opportunity to speak about agroecology which is an unknown concept in rural areas. Faced challenges included the fear of people to share data and information on their reality / the international language and concepts are not alsways appropriate / TAPE requires substantial training …

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TAPE in Georgia – Elkana’s experience (audio from CoP meeting 21/5)

In this speech, Elene Shatberashvili (Elkana organization) explains the challenges when testing TAPE in Georgia in Autumn 2020: translation into local language / Covid pandemia and the fear to gather people together / “international language” is not always appropriate. She also highlights that often farmers under value their knowledge and practices.

Agroecological transition in Poland: the experience with TAPE

by APLab Original Source: Agro Perma Lab See the video on Agro Perma Lab website The Jurajska Food Cooperative in cooperation with the international organization Schola Campesina and the Agro-Perma-Lab Foundation as well s the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has completed a pilot research on farms of Silesia and Lodzkie regions testing TAPE (Tool for Agroecology Performance Evaluation). …

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People’s movements to counter UN summit; call to reclaim food systems from corporate control

PRESS RELEASE | June 5, 2021   On the occasion of World Environment Day, June 5, people’s movements and civil society organizations around the globe today launched the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems, a counter-summit to the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) slated to be held later this year. Organisers of the GPS are …

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CSM Declaration on the CFS Policy recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches

Esteemed CFS participants, We are speaking here to share with you some initial thoughts on the CFS policy recommendations on agroecological and other innovative approaches that we just concluded. First, the CSM is not in the position at this moment to announce its formal position on the final document. We request that this can be …

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