Oct 262010

Article by Ananya Mukherjee-Reed Source: OneWorld South Asia Kerala, hailed as God’s own country, attributes its high development indices to the local women. Through their group, Kudumbashree, these women are not only rejuvenating the local agrarian economy but are also changing the way women are perceived. Ananya Mukherjee-Reed explores the myriad achievements of Kudumbashree as […]

Oct 212010

Excerpt from Fertile Ground: How governments and donors can halve hunger by supporting small farmers, 2010 By ActionAid Between 1980 and 2005, funding for agriculture from most national governments and donors all but dried up. In 1984, agriculture received 16 per cent of total aid, but by 2006 it had fallen to less than 4 […]

Oct 202010

Excerpt from Land grabbing and nutrition Challenges for global governance, 2010 By Right to Food and Nutrition Watch   Land: Not For Sale! By Sofia Monsalve Suárez The lack of adequate and secure access to land and natural resources for the rural and urban poor is one of the key causes of hunger and poverty […]

Aug 182010

Source: International Press Service By Edgardo Ayala Adverse climatic conditions and weather-related disasters are damaging crops in El Salvador and neighbouring countries in Central America, aggravating the food vulnerability that the region already faces. In late 2009, for the first time ever, Guatemala was included on a worldwide list of countries in crisis requiring external […]

Jul 152010

Source: Zcomunications.org By Esther Vivas The current food model is from top to bottom subject to a high company concentration, being monopolized by a series of transnational agribusiness interests that place their own economic interests above the good of the public and the community. Today, the food system no longer responds to the nutritional needs […]

Jul 152010

Excerpt from The Impact of the Crisis on Women: Main Trends across Regions By the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), 2010 Full document here Rural development is intimately linked to food security and sovereignty, climate change and indigenous populations. Nevertheless, it has often been marginalized in development processes and practices. The majority of […]

Jul 152010

Source: venezuelanalysis.com By James Suggett Mérida, June 17th 2010 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan National Assembly passed a reform to the Land Law on Tuesday night which increases the ability of landless tenant farmers to obtain land and strengthens the state’s power to convert large, idle estates into food producers. When the law was originally passed […]

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