Tanzanian Farmers Mobilize for Agroecology, Food Sovereignty and Pan-Africanism

Tanupriya Singh On November 17-18, over 400 smallholder farmers gathered for the 27th annual meeting of MVIWATA or the National Network of Small-Scale Farmers Groups in Tanzania. Peoples Dispatch spoke to them about their struggle for dignity and justice Hundreds of smallholder farmers gathered in the city of Morogoro on November 17 and 18 for…

Africa Confronts the Food, Fertilizer, and Climate Crisis

Ann Garrison Food production in Africa is complicated by climate change and the use of fertilizers which increase food production but which also create green house gases and create other environmental harm. The UN has been in negotiations with both Russia and Ukraine to restart Russia’s ammonia pipeline. Before its closure due to the Ukraine…

Moscow Receives First Shipment of Venezuelan Tropical Fruits

Yoselina Guevara L. This Saturday, September 3, the first shipment of tropical fruits from Venezuela arrived in Moscow in a cargo flight from the Venezuelan Consortium of Aeronautical Industries and Air Services (Conviasa) by the company Caribbean Plus in cooperation with the Association of Avocado Growers of the Aristides Bastidas Municipality of Yaracuy State, (Aguabas)….

An Engineered Food and Poverty Crisis to Secure Continued US Dominance

Colin Todhunter In March 2022, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned of a “hurricane of hunger and a meltdown of the global food system” in the wake of the crisis in Ukraine. Guterres said food, fuel and fertiliser prices were skyrocketing with supply chains being disrupted and added this is hitting the poorest the hardest and planting the seeds for…

Building Power with Food Sovereignty

 jesse chase Food sovereignty activists protest outside a secret elite corporate seed conference convened by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Organised by Global Justice Now. Let’s talk about food sovereignty, Africa, the economic impoverishment of the diaspora and Indigenous people at large. How does…

Vandana Shiva: “This is How We Beat the Great Reset”

Renowned environmental activist and author, Vandana Shiva, joined me at our first ever live community event in Hay-On-Wye. We spoke about how the mainstream media have framed the Dutch Farmer protests, the hidden land grab agenda and how data is not the highest evidence for living, a good healthy body is! Vandana Shiva: The Great…

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 Insecurity Increases in the U.S. While it Declines in Nicaragua Whose Socialist Government Has Defied U.S. Regime Change Designs

Nan McCurdy Workers at Houston food bank. [Source: time.com] Expansion of Public Sector in Nicaragua Has Improved Quality of Life for Everyone In 2018, 48% of U.S.-based churches had their own food-distribution ministry or supported efforts run by other churches or organizations such as food pantries or food banks. These faith-based ministries, unlike government programs, provide…

Why is the Nicaraguan Government Demonized by Both Liberals and Conservatives When Nicaragua Has Seen Great Progress Under the Sandinistas?

Stansfield Smith Women Have Made Particularly Significant Gains Under the Second Sandinista Government Since 2006 Women, particularly those in the Third World, often find themselves with limited ability to participate in community organizations and political life because of the poverty and their traditional sex role imposes on them. On them falls sole responsibility to care…

Bolivia: Wheat and Fuel Sources Remain Secure

Bolivia: State to Guarantee Provision of Wheat Bolivian bakers will be able to continue producing bread at a stable price for the coming year amid a worldwide wheat supply shortage. The Minister of Productive Development and Plural Economy, Néstor Huanca, informed on Sunday that the Food Production Support Company (EMAPA) has stockpiled a volume of…

“Mistica is One of the Principles Uniting La Via Campesina”

Resilience Our colleagues, Priscilla Claeys and Jasber Singh, are launching a new series as part of the Agroecology in Motion column to shed light on an underexplored aspect of food system transformation: the role of spirituality and religion in social movement struggles for food sovereignty. In order to deepen their inquiry, they will speak with various food…

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…

S’bu Zikode: Food Sovereignty from the Perspective of the Urban Poor

Peoples Dispatch Abahlali baseMjondolo president S’bu Zikode speaking to members of the movement. Photo: Abahlali baseMjondolo Presentation by S’bu Zikode to the United Nations Food Systems Summit: A Critical dialogue with the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food on 16 September 2021 On the occasion of World Food Day and the 25-year anniversary…

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

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: Without Farming and Art, There is No Revolution

Friends of the ATC A reflection on the 2021 Agri-Cultural Brigade ATC Editors’ Note: In collaboration with the ATC, Friends of the ATC facilitates a small internship program for learners (usually university students or recent graduates) who are committed to solidarity with social movements. Each intern has a unique experience and brings a unique perspective…