Agroecology


FOOD SOVEREIGNTY THREATENED BY THE PATRIARCHAL FAMILY MODEL, AGRIBUSINESS AND DRUG TRAFFICKING

Interview with Miriam Nobre*, agronomist and feminist activist with the World March of Women in Brazil, for Nyéléni Newsletter

What challenges do the rise of neofascism and conservatism in Latin America pose to Food Sovereignty? The attempts by conservative sectors to return to the patriarchal family model are added to the dismantling of public policies that promote young people staying in the countryside, and the alliance between agribusiness, drug  … Read more

“They are using peoples’ feelings to promote a false protectionism”

Fascist/nationalist discourses are taking advantage of the crisis in the European countryside to promote neoliberal policies

Andoni García, a farmer from the Basque Country and member of the Coordination Committee of La Vía Campesina Europe (ECVC) warned in an interview with Real World Radio about the use of “nationalist sentiment” in right-wing political discourses as a feature of the rising conservatism and fascism on the continent.  … Read more

Healthy food for a healthy life

60 women from the Uruguayan Network of Native Seeds shared agroecological experiences in Rivera department

They met as part of a Women´s Meeting organized by the groups member of the Uruguayan Network of Native Seeds on November 9 in Rivera department, near the border with Brazil. Rural women from Rivera, Salto, Paysandú, Tacuarembó, Cerro Largo departments and even some from Canelones and Maldonado departments met  … Read more

A step closer to agroecology

For the first time, the CFS includes a civil society demand in its agenda: agroecology as the answer to global hunger

During the 46th session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (14-18 October in Rome, Italy) discussions were held about the state of food security and nutrition across the planet. Proposals were in line with the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals agenda, notably Goal 2 for Zero Hunger. This multilateral  … Read more

Agroecology as the answer

Committee on World Food Security holds 46th Session in Rome with activities held by Civil Society Mechanism

The 46th session of the UN Committee on World Food Security  began this Monday in Rome, Italy. There, several national governments and different stakeholders will analyze policy recommendations for food security and nutrition, ending on Friday. Many side events were held in parallel to the official sessions, with civil society  … Read more

BlackRock invests in burning the Amazon

New report explores how the investments of global asset manager drive deforestation and violate the rights of indigenous people

“As fires rage across the Amazon, a report released today reveals that BlackRock, the world’s largest institutional investor with $6.5 trillion USD in assets, is deeply invested in the sectors most responsible for tropical forest destruction in the Amazon and around the world”, reads a press release issued by Friends of the  … Read more

System change is urgently needed to face serious biodiversity crisis

Businesses vs. real solutions: the UN CBD at a crossroads

“If we keep on allowing that those who defend the environment actually get killed, we can never hope to save the environment”, said environmental activist Nele Marien, of Friends of the Earth International (FoEI), a few hours before the beginning on Tuesday of an important meeting of the United Nations  … Read more

Concern over potential authorization of GM wheat in Uruguay

Transgenic event HB4-PAT was already rejected in Brazil and Argentina despite pressure exerted by biotechnology companies

As the National Biosafety System and the National Seeds Institute (INASE) of Uruguay announced they will carry out a public consultation to authorize transgenic wheat event HB4-PAT for research and cultivation assays, environmental organizations such as REDES – Friends of the Earth Uruguay and the National Native Seed Network expressed  … Read more

FAO: “THE GREEN REVOLUTION HAS COME AT A HIGH COST FOR HEALTH AND THE ENVIRONMENT”

Outgoing Director-General of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization said agroecology is the new paradigm

José Graziano da Silva´s term as Director-General of the FAO is coming to an end after seven and a half years. Qu Dongyu, who served as Vice-Minister of Agricultural and Rural Affairs of China will succeed him. As one of his last activities as Director General, Graziano participated at the  … Read more

8th National Native Seed Festival in Uruguay

700 people are expected to participate: the National Agroecology Law and the work with CLOC - Vía Campesina will be the main focus

The National Network of Native Seeds of Uruguay, REDES – Friends of the Earth Uruguay and the Agronomy School of the University of the Republic of that country are organizing this Saturday and Sunday the 8th National Native Seed and Family Farming Festival. This time it will be held in  … Read more