Articles

More than 200 civil society organisations call on the European Commission to oppose agriculture mega-mergers

Monday, 27 March 2017 07:39

CIDSE along with more than 200 civil society organisations call on the European Commission to block the 3 planned mergers in the agribusiness sector, as they concentrate market power and exacerbate the consequences of industrial and chemical agriculture on ecosystems, farmers, health and food security.

50 years ago, Populorum Progressio set the course for people-led development

Thursday, 23 March 2017 10:08

It was 50 years ago, on March 26th 1967, that Pope Paul VI released his encyclical Populorum Progressio: On the Development of Peoples.

Value of a future UN treaty on businesses and human rights highlighted at EU panel debate

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 16:26

On March 7th, CIDSE co-organized a high-level panel debate at the European Parliament entitled Business and Human Rights: Role and prospects for the European Union, perspectives from North and South in collaboration with the European People’s Party (EPP), CIFCA, Entraide et Fraternité, Broederlijk Delen, Wereldsolidariteit/Solidarité Mondiale, Commission Justice & Paix and Red europea de los comités O. Romero.

Parishes take action: producing and sharing sustainable food for people and planet

Monday, 20 March 2017 10:33

David Jackson is a member of CAFOD's Live Simply group involved with parish allotment project. Along with his parish and people from the community, they get together to produce organic veggies to share with the charities in the area. 

Transforming cities into sustainable productive spaces

Monday, 13 March 2017 09:42

Cities can also become vibrant spaces for change. Santropol Roulant is an inspiring example of urban agriculture in Montreal Canada. It shows how rooftops and kitchens can become sustainable productive spaces, places of exchange, collective work and solidarity, bringing food to people with loss of mobility or autonomy, and by doing so, breaking social isolation.