Food Sovereignty

The Carrot, the Stick, and the Seeds: U.S. development policy faces resistance in El Salvador

Escrito por  |  15 / August / 2014
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True development in El Salvador will mean looking beyond U.S. money and the strings that always come with it.

Coffee, a crisis about to explode

Escrito por  |  5 / August / 2014
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The dual plagues of blight and price fixing are causing the scarcity and high prices of the fragrant bean, but the real problem for communities is the need to grow other foods.

NAFTA, Insecurity, Power Vacuums and Violence in Rural Mexico

Escrito por  |  31 / May / 2014
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Rural Mexico is experiencing a crisis in human security crisis. The drastic transformation of public policies toward the agricultural sector, induced by programs of structural adjustment and trade liberalization especially the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), created conditions for the emergence of the multiple forms of violence in Mexican agriculture.

Fight Against Monsanto Enters the Courtroom

Escrito por  |  28 / April / 2014
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The invasion of GM corn into Mexico threatens peasant farmers and the future of the native seed as powerful transnational companies lobby aggressively to get their way.

International Day of Farmers’ Struggles: What Haitian Farmers Organizations are Fighting For

Escrito por  |  20 / April / 2014
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FONDAMA highlights the challenges of achieving food sovereignty in Haiti while trying to protect and assist local producers as part of agrarian reform efforts.

National Congress of Brazil’s Landless Movement: Reinvention in Motion

Escrito por  |  15 / April / 2014
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After three decades of struggle for agrarian reform, Brazil’s Landless Movement paused during its 6th Congress to evaluate its experience and reflect on the new reality. The goal: to change while changing themselves.

Rural women organize against gender violence and for equality

Escrito por  |  10 / March / 2014
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In Mexico, rural women have vowed to defend the right to food, to biodiversity, to our natural resources, and to end the violence in all forms that arises out of capitalist and patriarchal systems. They reaffirmed these commitments on Mar. 8.