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Food Sovereignty and Land Grab in Africa

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of attending a panel discussion on Food Sovereignty and Land Grab in Africa. The discussion was co-hosted by Institute for Policy Studies Foreign Policy in Focus (IPS’ FPF), Africa Africa, and Transafrica Forum. While food security has been an interest of mine for a ...

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Africans Face Competing Visions of Agricultural Development at a Critical Juncture

A follow up post to the one below, also from the Food First blog.  A little long, but well worth it. Africans Face Competing Visions of Agricultural Development at Critical Juncture Posted May 20th, 2010 by rjonasse By Richard Jonasse, Food First A contest of competing visions over the future ...

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The Slow Food Movement – it's in our hands

Earlier this month, I attended the 2010 Campus Progress National Conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Center for American Progress. I was invigorated to see so many hundreds of passionate young people getting together to talk about ways we can influence public policy and address huge issues of our ...

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The Need for Agrarian & Food Policy Reform

“We envision empowered communities everywhere working together democratically to advance a food system that ensures health, justice and dignity for all” – National Family Farm Coalition (NFFC) GMO’s, mass produced and overpriced food. Sounds delicious…right? This is the norm of what food has become for our generation. The mass production of agriculture ...

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Voices from the Other Side of the Road

“Who decides about food policies?” “Who controls food producing resources?” “How is food produced?” “Who has/needs access to food?” For the first time in history, the growing numbers of the hungry has surpassed the one billion mark.  Such numbers pose a huge risk to world peace and security. In order ...

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