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Food sovereignty and agroecology. People’s Expo recipe to mend broken food systems

People’s Expo ended today, the first international forum of civil society and peasant’s movements that began on the 3rd of June at La Fabbrica del Vapore in Milan. “An event – says Giosué De Salvo, the organizing Committee spokesman – that wanted to fill the gaps of the official Expo 2015, inviting to …

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Agro-ecology: building a new food system for Europe

Over the past 50 years, our food system has become both more globalized and more heavily dependent on cheap raw materials, chemical inputs and mechanization. Big business has moved in, with control of our food increasingly concentrated in a handful of multinational corporations operating throughout the food chain. The social and environmental impacts …

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Food sovereignty: 5 steps to cool the planet and feed its people

La Via Campesina and GRAIN published a document about How the industrial food system contributes to the climate crisis. Between 44% and 57% of all GHG emissions come from the global food system.   1. Take care of the soil The food/climate equation is rooted in the earth. The expansion of unsustainable agricultural practices …

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Investing in Agriculture in Developing Countries: the Whole World Says Yes, but the WTO Says No

by Deborah James Farmers, development activists and food security advocates alike are united in the need for resilient agro- ecological local food systems to achieve the Right to Food. Unfortunately, there remains an international constraint towards achieving this: The global rules that actually govern agriculture – not just for trade …

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Manifesto towards the PEOPLE’S EXPO

  The assignment to Milan and to Italy of Expo 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life” offer us the opportunity to share ideas and proposals about a so strategic theme for the future of humanity, for instance with the community of Milan, but also with all the subjects who …

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Declaration of Nyéléni

27 February 2007, Nyéléni Village, Sélingué, Mali Declaration of the Forum for Food Sovereignty We, more than 500 representatives from more than 80 countries, of organizations of peasants/family farmers, artisanal fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, landless peoples, rural workers, migrants, pastoralists, forest communities, women, youth, consumers and environmental and urban movements have gathered …

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Agroecology and the Right to Food, O.De Schutter, 2011

“Agroecology and the Right to Food”, by Olivier De Schutter, (LL.M., Harvard University ; Ph.D., University of Louvain (UCL)), the UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food since May 2008. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production …

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