Sowing Hunger, Reaping Profits

Navdanya International G7 should stop promoting hunger by design and support movements for Food Sovereignty and Agroecology Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, the headlines have been dominated by the warning of a food crisis on the horizon. According to headlines, due to Russia and Ukraine making up 25 to 30 percent of global trade…

Food Sovereignty Voices: “In Nature Everything is Connected to One Other”

Joe Parkin DanielsA rally of the Papaye Peasant Movement (MPP). Photograph: Grassroots International Haiti, the western hemisphere’s poorest country, has often been a byword for deforestation and environmental calamity. It is often said that its border with the Dominican Republic can be seen from space, so marked is the difference between the lush forests to…

Nicaragua’s School for Food Sovereignty

Ramiro Sebastián Fúnez An inside look at the Latin American Institute of Agroecology (IALA) Ixim Ulew in Chontales, Nicaragua. Ixim Ulew means “Land of Corn” in Maya K’iche’, paying homage to the Indigenous peoples of Mesoamerica. Ixim Ulew is a school for technical, political, and ideological training in agroecology for members of the Central American…

How Agribusiness Produces Hunger

Gabriela Moncau According to a study, the agribusiness sector promotes inequality, which is responsible for 55% of the Brazilian population don’t knowing if they’ll have enough food to eat next day. – Foto: Governo do Mato Grosso Hardly someone living in Brazil doesn’t know the modern and colorful images of the “Agro is pop” TV…

The Agribusiness Alliance for a Green Revolution Failed Africa

Research by Tim Wise (GDAE-Tufts University) is conclusive and fully resonates with claims by Africa’s biggest grassroots movement, the Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa: the corporate capture of food systems should be rejected. Donors and government funding must shift to agroecology. Produced by Lynn Fries / GPEnewsdocs

Luis Arce: An Anti-Imperialist Climate Agenda

The Red Nation Luis Arce Catacora: President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia October 11, 2021 Thank you very much brothers and sisters, hugs to the city of La Paz, Bolivia and to everyone that follows us via social media around the world. I want to salute: to the jilata David Choquehuanca, Vice President of…

Food Sovereignty: A Manifesto for the Future of Our Planet

“Our historic task is to ensure that no human being goes hungry” Food Sovereignty is a philosophy of life. It offers a vision for our collective future, and defines the principles around which we organize our daily living and co-exist with Mother Earth. It is a celebration of life and all the diversity around us….

Nicaragua: Working the Land, Sowing Hope

Indiana Montoya and Yorlis Luna Nicaragua is a rural country of people who strive to advance  thanks to the knowledge and sweat of farmers – men, women, young people and children – who devote their lives to producing food for the whole population. Food, the basis of our political sovereignty, is sown, looked after and…

Letter to World Leaders on the Occasion of the Leaders’ Summit on Climate

International People’s Assembly It is common knowledge that we are at a decisive moment for human survival and for the biodiversity of our planet. There is a serious environmental and public health crisis, caused by crimes committed continuously by the greed for profit. The research and scientific data are more and more evident, which you…

Agro-Ecology Project Links Peasant Production to Urban Communes in Venezuela

Michele de Mello With weekly food distributions and through societal mobilization, the Pueblo a Pueblo project brings food and solidarity from the countryside to the city – Michele de Mello / Brasil de Fato In five years, 1,500 tons of food was distributed to more than 300,000 families throughout the country “Only the people can…

Agroecology and Post-COVID Plunder

Colin Todhunter Contingent on World Bank aid to be given to poorer countries in the wake of coronavirus lockdowns, agrifood conglomerates will aim to further expand their influence. These firms have been integral to the consolidation of a global food regime that has emerged in recent decades based on chemical- and proprietary-input-dependent agriculture which incurs…