Food and Climate

Bayer-Monsanto merger must be rejected

Tuesday, 20 March 2018 10:06

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.

Exploring Agroecology Principles: highlights and ways forward

Monday, 30 October 2017 14:03

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. 

Agroecology: Radically Changing How We Face Food Insecurity and Climate Change

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 07:43

Food insecurity is largely driven by a food system that is highly controlled by agribusiness. But there's a better way.

Verdict in Monsanto Tribunal finds that practices of the agribusiness infringe on people’s rights

Thursday, 20 April 2017 12:10

The verdict is now in from the International Monsanto Tribunal, which took place from October 14-16th, 2016 in the Hague in the Netherlands.

5 reasons why the Bayer-Monsanto merger needs to be stopped

Thursday, 13 April 2017 08:44

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

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.

Why We Need Paradigm Shift: Mitigating Climate Change and Feeding the World

Tuesday, 06 October 2015 14:53

Hilal Elver, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, writes about the need for a true paradigm shift when addressing global challenges such as food security in the context of climate change. She warns of the dangers that lie behind the concept of "Climate-Smart Agriculture". 

Food Security in the spotlight: CIDSE at CFS-41

Monday, 13 October 2014 08:42

A CIDSE delegation composed of representatives from the CIDSE Secretariat and CIDSE Member Organisations CCFD-Terre Solidaire (France), Cordaid (the Netherlands), Entraide & Fraternité (Belgium), FEC (Portugal), FOCSIV (Italy) and Manos Unidas (Spain), joined forces in Rome in advance of the 41st session of the World Committee on Food Security (CFS-41, 13th–17th October), where negotiations – open to stakeholders from across the spectrum and hosted at the UN’s Food & Agricultural Organisation (FAO) – will culminate in decisions of critical importance for agriculture, food security and nutrition.

Agroecology made easy!

Tuesday, 05 March 2013 10:39

Struggling to convince policy makers as to what agroecology’s all about and how it can be of real and long-lasting benefit to smallholder farmers and to the environment? A handy new online tool from the Partners for the Land & Agricultural Needs of Traditional Peoples (PLANT) may be able to help.

The right to food: a cornerstone of climate justice

Friday, 07 December 2012 15:42

On Human Rights Day, CIDSE reminds world leaders why the Right to Food and climate justice go hand in hand on the pathway to sustainable development

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