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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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