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March 2014

 

18 March 2014 - Hunger is a political issue: its eradication will require more democracy


Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur of the UN on the right to food, submitted his terminal report to the UN Human Rights Council at the end of his six-year tenure. His diagnosis on the world food situation is uncompromising, and he formulates very relevant recommendations. [read]



13 March 2014 - Via Campesina: seven measures to support family farming


On the occasion of the International Year of Family farming, the European Coordination Via Campesina proposed to European governments and the European Commission seven measures to support family farming in Europe by respecting the rights of the rural population and implementing economic policies that do not exclude small family farms but rather protects them. [read]



8 March 2014 - The large corporations multinational

corporations in charge of our agri-food system...:

upstream corporations


In 2010, multinational corporations weighed more than 25%

of world GDP. For agricultural inputs, a handful of companies

control the market and promote products which often have an

exorbitant environmental and health cost. [read]

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