Civil society open letter to Margrethe Vestager, European Competition Commissioner.
The European Commission will conclude its investigation into the Bayer-Monsanto merger in the coming days. CIDSE is joining a call by civil society organisations urging the Commission to prevent what could become the world’s largest agriculture company, dominating the seeds and chemicals markets for the years to come.
On October 26, at the Agroecology Europe Forum in Lyon, CIDSE organized a workshop entitled "Exploring Agroecology Principles", to exchange and confront ideas around the intersections between agroecology and social justice, gender, youth, economic viability and climate resilience. Here are some of the highlights from the discussion tables.
Food insecurity is largely driven by a food system that is highly controlled by agribusiness. But there's a better way.
To mark the second anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Bishops’ Conference of Mozambique has issued a pastoral letter that appeals to social, religious, economic and political actors to care for our common home and seek together what is best for their country and those who inhabit it.
The verdict is now in from the International Monsanto Tribunal, which took place from October 14-16th, 2016 in the Hague in the Netherlands.
In the coming weeks, the EU Commission will be deciding if it will approve the mega-merger of multinational agribusiness corporations Bayer and Monsanto.
More than 200 civil society organisations call on the European Commission to oppose agriculture mega-mergers
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.
The European Parliament is voting today in plenary session on regulation standards for the implementation of the Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II). CIDSE is calling on MEPs to either improve or reject the European Commission proposal as it only partly meets the requirement of the European Parliament to terminate scandalous and purely speculative transactions on food and raw materials.
Feronia Inc est une industrie canadienne d’exploitation d’huile de palme qui opère principalement en RD Congo. Détenu majoritairement par des institutions de financement du développement européennes et américaines, l’entreprise exerce une grosse pression sur les communautés locales afin de poursuivre son expansion territoriale et son exploitation de l’huile de palme !