UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world

UN: only small farmers and agroecology can feed the world


Source – The Ecologist, by Nafeez Ahmed September 23, 2014 Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using ‘agroecological’ methods, according to the UN’s Special […]

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Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb

Local Bites Interview with Dr Debal Deb


Source – Local Bites September 9, 2014 Listen here Humanity has lost nearly three-quarters of its agricultural biodiversity in the last century. Now, in the face of an increasingly volatile […]

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Celebrating seed sovereignty

Celebrating seed sovereignty


Source – World Development Movement, by Ian Fitzpatrick September 9, 2014 “Keeping our seed is a collective responsibility. Seed is our wealth. It is neither hers nor mine. It is […]

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Hundreds of women demand a People-Centered Agenda for SADC

Hundreds of women demand a People-Centered Agenda for SADC


Source – La Via Campesina September 2, 2014 Via Campesina Africa, WoMin and Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) Press Release (Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, August 18, 2014) – Women and Mining (WoMin), Via […]

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German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry

German Supermarket Giants Demand Return to GMO-Free Fed Poultry


Source – Global GMO Free Coalition September 2, 2014 Germany’s top supermarkets, the powerhouses of Europe when it comes to retail, have delivered a blow to the biotech industry by […]

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India court tells government to unblock Greenpeace funds

India court tells government to unblock Greenpeace funds


Source – The Guardian September 3, 2014 High court tells ministry of home affairs to allow foreign fund transfers to group after crackdown by Modi government An Indian court Wednesday […]

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Tasmanian government rips up ‘job-destroying’ forestry peace deal

Tasmanian government rips up ‘job-destroying’ forestry peace deal


Source – The Guardian, by Oliver Milman September 3, 2014 The Tasmanian government has repealed the state’s forestry peace deal after both houses of parliament passed a vote to scrap […]

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Guatemala: Mobilising against “Monsanto Bill” passed secretly by congress

Guatemala: Mobilising against “Monsanto Bill” passed secretly by congress


Source – Intercontinental Cry, by Real World Radio August 28, 2014 The Plant Varieties Protection Bill passed by the Guatemalan Congress in June is facing the resistance of peasant organizations, […]

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Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness

Mining threatens to eat up northern Europe’s last wilderness


Source – The Guardian, by John Vidal September 3, 2014 Vast network of rivers, lakes and mountains in Finland, Sweden and Norway at risk from being exploited for rare earth […]

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Mozambique: Peasants showcase their Agro-ecological Products at the Country’s Largest Fair

Mozambique: Peasants showcase their Agro-ecological Products at the Country’s Largest Fair


Source – La Via Campesina August 27, 2014 Marracuene, 25 August 2014 – Mozambique’s International Trade Fair (FACIM) started this Monday and will go on for the whole week. It […]

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