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This month, from 25 – 27 October, CIDSE will participate in the First Agroecology Europe Forum, to be held in Lyon, France.
Food insecurity is largely driven by a food system that is highly controlled by agribusiness. But there's a better way.
(Aachen/Asunción, 11 October 2017) With World Food Day on 16 October approaching, MISEREOR – the German Catholic Bishops’ agency for international development cooperation – is concerned about the burgeoning power of agribusiness and its negative impacts on people and the environment. “Not only is the agribusiness model unsustainable: it also does little to combat hunger in the world on a lasting basis,” says MISEREOR’s Chairman and Director General Pirmin Spiegel. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the number of chronically undernourished people in the world has risen for the first time in a decade and now stands at 815 million.
The verdict is now in from the International Monsanto Tribunal, which took place from October 14-16th, 2016 in the Hague in the Netherlands.
Development and Peace - Caritas Canada launches thematic analysis "Let's Demystify Agroecology" (Available in EN/FR)
In the coming weeks, the EU Commission will be deciding if it will approve the mega-merger of multinational agribusiness corporations Bayer and Monsanto.
Agroecology and Sustainable Development: Field Projects - Advocacy for Smallholders. A report by Secours Catholique-Caritas France. (Available in EN/ES/FR)
There is always something we can do to contribute to the change we want to see in our world. One of which is the way we consume our food. Christophe Nothomb, tells us about his experience of coordinating a network of solidarity-based buying groups in Brussels (Réseau des GASAP) and how it challenges our consumption patterns, through this motivating story of change.
There are alternatives that work, which respect farmers’ livelihoods while protecting, restoring and preserving the natural resources that are essential to our lives. By persisting and believing in the power of people and communities to work together, imagine and implement solutions that are adapted to their context and environment, changes at different levels are possible.
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.