Category: Food Sovereignty and Agroecology

Public Statement, 4 June 2018  The US based Multinational Corporation (MNC) Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart undermines India’s economic and digital sovereignty and the livelihood of millions in India. If the $ 16 billion deal goes through, two US companies (the other being Amazon) will domina …

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In the video Food Slave , Khieu Khoeum, farmer from Kampung Tbom in Cambodia narrates the challenges faced by farmers as they strive to make the land productive. “Peasants and other people working in rural areas have the right to a decent income and livelihood for themselves and their families, and …

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On 9-10 December 2017, Focus on the Global South participated in events organized by the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) in Luang Prabang, Laos, which included a festival of short films on agroecology, an agroecology market, and a public discussion.The main objectives of th …

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An online exhibit to commemorate women’s role in food provision on the International Day of Women and in observance of women’s month. To view our online photo exhibition, please click here >>>

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Agriculture has been the driving force for India’s economy. At one point farming was even considered to be one of the most respectable job an individual could have. However, with the shift from zero budget farming to the rapid commercialisation of agriculture, many farmers have found themselves disp …

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In developing country like India, where more than half of its 1.23 billion population is dependent on subsistence farming, both ‘Kisan’ (Farmer) and ‘Krishi’ (Agriculture) become vital constituents of the political economy of the country. Woven around these two unavoidable constituents are the condi …

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For majority of peasants and indigenous people in India and around the world, climate change is a dreadful reality that has drastically altered their and rendered them vulnerable to hunger, poverty and deprivation. Even at the best of times, millions of them live on the edge, surviving on paltry inc …

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According to data compiled by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), enough food is produced in the world to feed everyone and yet, over 800 million people suffer from hunger, 60 % of who are women (). The 2017 report on The State of Food Insecurity and Nutrition in the World shows that world …

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This booklet is intended to serve as a basic background resource for grassroots groups, to make links between gender and agroecology, and to understand agroecology’s potential to address gender inequalities.Agroecology is fast growing as a social movement around the world today. It is showing real p …

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[Editorial of the Nyéléni Newsletter No. 30] This year marks the tenth anniversary of the historic International Forum on Food Sovereignty that was held Mali in 2007. The Forum brought together more than 500 peasants, shers, pastoralists, indigenous peoples, workers, migrants, women, youth, consumer …

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