Food and climate

CIDSE at the Agroecology Europe Forum this fall

Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:47

This month, from 25 – 27 October, CIDSE will participate in the First Agroecology Europe Forum, to be held in Lyon, France.

Farmers regaining control of their seeds: the alternative to Monsanto in the Philippines

Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:25

In the aftermath of the Monsanto Tribunal (The Hague, 14-16 October 2016) Cris Panerio reflects on the impact of Monsanto in the Philippines and on alternative and more respectful ways of doing agriculture.

The Courage to Embrace Radical Choices in the Face of the Climate and Food Crisis

Monday, 17 October 2016 08:05

One of the worst droughts in living memory continues to threaten East and Southern African countries, brought on by the recent El Niño event. More than 40 million people across the continent are projected to be food insecure until early 2017, as maize harvests wither and millions of livestock perish from lack of water and food.

Agroecology or Climate-Smart Agriculture: Two Models for the Future?

Friday, 14 October 2016 12:53

In the context of CIDSE’s international workshop “Climate and Agriculture: Harvesting people’s solutions for sustainable food systems”, an evening panel was organized on 19 September to build an interactive and dynamic discussion and confront different views on agroecology and climate-smart agriculture. The participants shared their reflections after the discussion in a series of flash interviews (links to watch the interviews are provided below).

Building stronger communities through agroecology: an essential step to fight climate change

Friday, 14 October 2016 10:48

Less than a year ago the Paris agreement on climate change was signed. I followed the negotiations closely, and when leaving Paris I felt both a sense of optimism and worry. States are now confronted with the urgent need to put this agreement into place, since a climate crisis is already upon us.

The fight against hunger needs strong local and regional food systems, not 'climate-smart agriculture'

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 08:20

Today the UN Climate Summit in New York called by the Secretary General Ban Ki-moon sees the launch of a flawed and risky initiative: the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture.

Climat et sécurité alimentaire: attention aux fausses solutions!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012 11:18

Garantir le droit à l’alimentation dans un monde de contraintes climatiques ?  Face à ce défi, le lancement d’un nouveau programme de travail sur l’agriculture, en débat depuis Durban, pourrait ouvrir la porte à plusieurs « fausses solutions ».

From problem to solution

Monday, 10 October 2011 23:00

Agriculture is both a source and a casualty of the climatic schizophrenia we are experiencing.