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Division reigns among governments in UN Committee on World Food Security on follow up to the Food Systems Summit

Rome, Italy. 14 October 2021. (CSM source) Governments have not reached a clear consensus on the outcomes or way forward from the UN Food Systems Summit (UNFSS) following intergovernmental debates at the 49th plenary session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS 49). Civil society and indigenous peoples are deeply concerned about the …

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Biosafety expert urges on-farm seed preservation to save agricultural biodiversity

16 September 2021 By DevelopmentAid / Ana Benoliel Coutinho Agricultural biodiversity is considered to have the greatest potential to ensure both the actual and potential availability of food for humans as it includes the organisms and natural processes that support food production. While these have all been progressively degraded and are in decline, the attention …

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Women network for Agroecology in Central Asia

A workshop has been held in Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan) from 6 to 9 September 2021, gathering women organizations from Uzbekistan (Mohira Bonu); Kazakhstan (Zher Ana–Astana); Kyrgyzstan (ADI); Tajikistan (Tomiris). All organizations are strongly committed to support rural women populations in developing agroecology. Central Asia is a region where agroecology is deeply rooted (and where agroecology concept …

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People who produce most of the world’s food continue to fight against agribusiness-led UN food summit

Full statement in PDF Rome, Italy. 21 September 2021. Following the counter-mobilizations to oppose the UN Food Systems Pre-Summit in July, which gathered more than 9,000 participants from all over the world, civil society and Indigenous Peoples’ groups continue to mobilize this week against the Summit itself, happening on 23 September in New York. The …

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The UN Food Systems Summit is hogwash. It is a threat to peoples’ food sovereignty (LVC)

La Via Campesina’s Press Statement | September 22nd 2021, Harare: La Via Campesina is among scores of other social movements of organized small-scale food producers, workers and indigenous people boycotting the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), slated to take place in New York – September 23rd, 2021. Peoples’ movements are united in condemning the …

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(AFSA new) OPEN LETTER TO AGRA DONORS Call to end support for Green Revolution programs in Africa

Nairobi, 7 September 2021 Today the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa (AFSA), representing some 200 million small-scale food producers, alongside 160 international organizations from 40 countries, release an open letter calling on donors to stop funding the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA). Our Alliance in June wrote to AGRA’s donors asking them to …

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