Oct 272010

Source: Informed Comment By Juan R. I. Cole Here are carbon dioxide emissions per capita by country, calculated from data at the US Department of Energy’s Carbon Dioxide Information Analysis Center (CDIAC): and here is the new Maplecroft estimation of the countries most likely to be adversely affected by climate change, as reported by WaPo’s […]

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 […]

Oct 182010

The path we have chosen is not an easy one: indigenous and peasant women have been historically doubly excluded (as women and as ethnic minorities). The process of acquiring their own voice, expressing their opinion, exercising their citizenship, and defending their interests, breaks away from deeply rooted systems and questions the interests and practices of […]

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