October 2014


20 October 2014 - Will the Principles for Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Food Systems really protect the interests of rural communities?

We may doubt it as they do not impose prior approval of investments by impacted rural communities and their implementation will be in full respect of existing international contracts and agreements related to trade and investment. [read]

17 October 2014 - We must turn the page of the Green Revolution and find new solutions to the problems of food and agriculture today.

This is what FAO’s latest report on the The State of Food and Agriculture, published on the occasion of the World Food Day, says in essence [read]

16 October 2014 - 34e World Food Day: Feeding the world, caring for the earth through family farming

The theme of the 34th World Food Day is: ‘‘Family Farming: feeding the world, caring for the earth’’. But today, family farming is under threat [read]

11 October 2014 - The Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture: a new tool for an enlightened capitalism?

Launched a little more than two years after the launching of the New Alliance for Food Security, this coalition of governments, associations and private companies seeks to promote a more climate-smart agriculture. But will it operate in the interests of the more vulnerable? [read]

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