Hidden Threats: An Analysis of Intellectual Property Rights in EU-ACP Economic Partnership Agreements: Unveiling the Hidden Threats to Securing Food Supplies and Conserving Agricultural Biodiversity UK Food Group, 2009
Briefing paper which argues that new international rules on intellectual property rights (IPRs) which the EU is proposing to include in EPAs will be beyond countries’ obligations under the WTO’s TRIPs agreement and threatens food security in ACP countries.
Impact of EU’s agricultural trade policy on smallholders in Africa Germanwatch, 2007
Study examines the potential impact of the EU’s policy, especially EPAs, on smallholder farmers and their food security in Sub-Saharan Africa, using case studies from Uganda, Zambia and Ghana.
No More “Failures-as-Usual"!
Civil Society statement on the World Food Emergency
Historic, systemic failures of governments and international institutions are responsible.National governments that will meet at the FAO Food Crisis Summit in Rome must begin by accepting their responsibility for today’s food emergency.
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SOCIAL MOVEMENTS AND CIVIL SOCIETY MAKE THE DIFFERENCE!
WE ARE THE DIFFERENCE!
The serious and urgent food and climate crises are being used by political and economic elites as opportunities to entrench corporate control of world agriculture and the ecological commons. At a time when chronic hunger, dispossession of food providers and workers, commodity and land speculation, and global warming are on the rise, governments, multilateral agencies and financial institutions are offering proposals that will only deepen these crises through more dangerous versions of policies that originally triggered the current situation.
International NGO/CSO Planning Committee for Food Sovereignty
Platform for Collective Action
Forum Terra Preta, Rome June 4, 2008
Interview with Piero Conforti, the economist of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the current food crisis, its causes, its consequences and the ways to address it.
Rice, corn, wheat and soy prices are soaring and from South America to Africa and the Far East a wave of protests, strikes and demonstrations against high prices is sweeping across the world.
Piero Conforti, economist of the FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations) explains the causes, the consequences and the steps that local governments might take to address the current food crisis that affects the developing countries.
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