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 212010
 

Source: The Real News  Video: Inside Story – Behind The Latest Food Crisis By Al Jazeera Food prices soar to record levels worldwide while the World Food Security Committee is meeting in Rome to discuss the crisis. Are there winners and losers in the current food crisis? What can the international community do about it […]

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 […]

Sep 062010
 

Source: Via Campesina In Maputo, Mozambique, on the occasion of the international seminar on building alliances for food sovereignty and against violence towards women held in Maputo from July 26 to 29, La Via Campesina worked together with World March of Women (WMW), Friends of the Earth Intenational (FoEI) and women of the countryside from Asia […]

Sep 062010
 

Extracto de America Latina, La Transgénesis de un Continente: Visión Critica de una Expansión Descontrolada REFLEXIONES SOBRE EL ESTADO DE LA AGRICULTURA A BASE DE TRANSGÉNICOS Y AGROCOMBUSTIBLES EN AMÉRICA LATINA Miguel A. Altieri Sociedad Científica Latino Americana de Agroecología (SOCLA), agroeco3@nature.berkeley.edu El área global estimada de cultivos transgénicos autorizados comercialmente en 2007 fue de […]

Sep 062010
 

Source: Noticias Aliadas La amenaza de los transgénicos: informe especial Por Noticias Aliadas “La amenaza de los transgénicos” (enero 2009), informe especial que comprende artículos, análisis y reportajes sobre los riesgos que representan los organismos genéticamente modificados para la biodiversidad, la soberanía alimentaria y la salud de los seres humanos. Este informe se enfoca principalmente […]

Sep 062010
 

Video: En Tierra de Otros. Derecho al Territorio y Agrocombustibles en Colombia  “La producción de los agrocombustibles tiene varias caras que hay que analizar en su conjunto. Especialmente para las grandes potencias y empresas representa una buena alternativa para producir etanol y agrodiesel desde fuentes vegetales, pero vale la pena preguntarse: ¿Qué sucede con aquellas […]

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