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La Via Campesina welcomes UN preliminary recognition of peasant’s rights

The international peasant’s movement La Via Campesina welcomes the preliminary UN recognition of the role and rights of peasants and small farmers in the world. The Fourth Session of the Advisory Committee of the UN Human Rights Council, who met in Geneva on 25-29 January 2010, adopted the report of the Advisory Committee titled “Discrimination in the Context of Right to Food” (A/HRC/AC/4/2). This report describes the marginalisation of peasants, rural women and traditional fishing, hunting, (...) read

date of on-line publication : 15 February 2010


FAO Summit: No new alternative for facing hunger

The human rights organization FIAN criticizes the final declaration of the World Summit on Food Security as a document that presents no new alternative for facing hunger and promoting the right to food. Read more read

date of on-line publication : 23 November 2009


Niger : agricultural trade liberalization and women’s rights

Niger is experiencing the residual effects of 2005’s food emergency, which are expected to persist for a number of years regardless of a return to normal harvests. Underlying and exacerbating the recent crisis is Niger’s structural food insecurity, which perennially leaves 32 percent of the population undernourished and 40 percent of children under five chronically malnourished. Social and cultural patterns of conduct contribute to women’s overrepresentation among the poorest and most (...) read

date of on-line publication : 14 February 2007


Africa’s GM Dilemma

> July 2005, The Globalist (...)

"As Africa continues to struggle with civic wars, poverty - and AIDS - hunger remains the continent’s most critical problem. Promoters of genetic engineering believe that genetically modified organisms are the answer that will eradicate starvation. The other side questions the safety and nutritious value of GM foods, as well as its bend toward dependency. Amadou Kanoute, Africa Regional Director for Consumers International, offers his perspective." The article also continues with what Kanoute believes are the principale causes for hunger in Africa.
article originally appeared in The Nation  read

date of on-line publication : 1 December 2005

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