Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part II)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP   When you see, in many cities, the incredible number of vacant buildings built by private companies with the strong support of government credits and subsidies (for example, in Beijing, official data says that the vacancy rate is 30 percent, and it is possible to see that many […]

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Peer-to-Peer Experience: From Brazil to China (Part I)

Guest post by Graciela Rodriguez| Representative of REBRIP Between November 4 and 10, 2014, at the invitation of GCAP China (Global Call to Action against Poverty and Inequalities – China), Graciela Rodriguez was in Beijing and Wuhan. Check out her impressions of the visit. This is the first of two posts  on Graciela´s Experience in […]

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Civil Society: The Main Actor in the Fight on Poverty

Guest Blogger Angely Vanessa Amezcua Chávez, El Barzón Nacional, Mexico reflects on her recent trip to Brazil (para la version en español, haz clic aqui)   In terms of food security policy, Brazil has become an international reference for its policies on this issue and I believe this is in part due to Brazil’s emphasis on […]

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Sociedad civil, Principal actor en el combate a la pobreza

Guest Blogger Angely Vanessa Amezcua Chávez, El Barzón Nacional, México reflecciona sobre su viaje a Brasil (english version here) Sociedad civil, Principal actor en el combate a la pobreza   En cuanto a políticas de Seguridad alimentaria, Brasil se ha convertido en un referente a nivel internacional por las políticas que han implementado, considero que […]

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Changing Food Systems & Inequality: Implications for Food Security and Public Policy in Brazil, India, Mexico, and South Africa

New research from the ECSN BRICSAM program finds that the globalization of agri-food systems in Brazil, India, Mexico and South Africa has created opportunities for only a few – often landowners or those with access to capital – but has simultaneously increased gender, spatial and economic inequality, particularly in terms of increased marginalization of smallholders. […]

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Brazil: Poverty and inequality – where to next?

Brazil, the sixth largest economy in the world, is an important role model in terms of reducing poverty and inequality. Although very significant advancements have been made regarding these issues in recent years, several problems still remain a challenge for Brazil. Let’s have a look at the reality of income, jobs, taxation, health care, public […]

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Civil Society from BRICS Meet to Discuss Inequality and Joint Advocacy

‘Promoting Equity and Socio-environmental Justice in BRICS’ Seminar Our guest blogger, Mariano De Donatis, shares his reflections on what was an intense discussion around inequality as a common thread for civil society across all BRICS countries, and the challenges in creating a united front – given the diversity of political views – to influence policy-making during […]

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Promoting Equity and Socio-Environmental Justice in BRICS Seminar

‘Promoting equity and socio-environmental justice in BRICS’ Seminar  The Scorial Hotel, Rua Bento Lisboa, 155-Largo do Machado, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil April 28 – 30, 2014 With funding from the EC, REBRIP and ABONG will convene a global meeting of civil society organizations and social movements from BRICS countries to discuss the role of the […]

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