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07 Jun 2013
An approach to development centred on hunger eradication
An approach to development centred on hunger eradication In the 1930s, Josué de Castro reached the conclusion that hunger in Brazil was the consequence of distortions created by an economic development model that exploited the poor, effectively excluding them from enjoying its benefits. By the end of the 20th century, Brazil’s economy was growing fast, but the gap between rich and poor was widening and 44 million of the country’s 170 million people were caught in a hunger trap. They were too poor to buy the food they needed for a healthy life and so were denied the opportunity of participating in Brazil’s growing prosperity. Zero Hunger...
29 May 2013
The International Year of Family Farming and the Voluntary Guidelines on the Governance of Tenure an opportunity for indigenous peoples’ engagement
A side event at the 12th Session of the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York brought together a panel of FAO experts, indigenous peoples leaders from Asia and Latin America and the Government of Philippines. The panellists presented the critical linkages between the Voluntary Guidelines on tenure, and how inclusive tenure of land, fisheries and forests is at the core of family farming. Quoting Victoria Tauli-Corpuz from the Asian Indigenous Caucus” Indigenous peoples have been doing family farming for millennia, for generations. Indeed whether through communal or family management of the natural resources, family farming is...
28 May 2013
Entrevista a Guadalupe Valdéz - Avances en soberanía alimentaria en República Dominicana
Guadalupe Valdéz es Diputada Nacional del Congreso de República Dominicana. Desde el inicio de su trayectoria política, ha abogado por la participación de la sociedad civil en los procesos de decisión. Miembro del grupo Frente Parlamentario contra el Hambre en América Latina y el Caribe, está comprometida con  la necesidad de hacer de la seguridad alimentaria un asunto estratégico de la actividad legislativa. Gracias a labor de personas como ella, se logran importantes avances en la promoción de marcos institucionales favorables a la realización plena del Derecho a la Alimentación en América Latina y el Caribe. Señora Valdéz, enhorabuena por este...
22 May 2013
OCP invites you to its fourth CSO dialogue this coming Friday 24 May from 1-2 pm in the Philippines Room (C277): FAO has the pleasure of welcoming: • Margaret Nakato, Executive Director of the World Forum of Fish Workers and Fish Harvesters (WFF); • Chandrika Sharma, Executive Secretary of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers (ICSF); and • Naseegh Jaffer, Co-chair of the World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP). Proposed agenda:Moderator: Marcela Villarreal, Director of the Office of Communication, Partnerships and Advocacy • Opening remarks • Topics for discussion: o Current key issues for small scale fisheries;o CSO perspectives...
16 May 2013
Escuchemos las voces de la sociedad civil
El equipo de relaciones con la sociedad civil (OCPP) de la FAO ha puesto en marcha una serie de encuentros informales con representantes de la sociedad civil. Con el título "Civil Society Dialogues", este programa tiene el objetivo de proporcionar un espacio para el intercambio de experiencias y saberes entre los miembros de la sociedad civil y el personal de la FAO. Hasta la fecha, se han organizado tres de estos encuentros, contando con la partipación de las siguientes organizaciones: 1. Comité Internacional de Planificación para la Soberanía Alimentaria (CIP): coincidiendo con la reunión de la Comisión de Recursos Fitogenéticos,...