Agenda Internacional do Desenvolvimento Sustentavel

Agenda Internacional do Desenvolvimento Sustentavel REBRIP

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Policy Recommendations for the Civil BRICS Summit 2016

The representatives of the civil society organisations (CSOs) from Brazil, Russia, China, India and South Africa (as well as developing nations including Mexico and Indonesia) present some of the key recommendations for the forthcoming BRICS Summit and Civil BRICS forum at Goa and New Delhi, India. This note summarises the concerns raised and expectations from […]

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WTO negotiations are central to discussions of agriculture in the global south

In this short video presentation, Adhemar Mineiro from REBRIP outlines why WTO negotiations can have a huge impact on agriculture and particularly small farmers. The next WTO Ministerial meeting will be held in Nairobi, Kenya in December 2015, and civil society´s role in highlighting issues of food security and food sovereignty will be key if […]

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What China Can Learn from G7′ s Failures to Improve Food Security of Poor

Blog post by  Kevin May| Manager  Oxfam’s China and the Developing World Programme This article was originally posted at: http://m.english.caixin.com/m/2015-06-04/100816139.html ¨Chinese investors should consider land rights, the involvement of rural communities and transparency issues when setting up agricultural programs abroad.¨ Leaders of the G7 will soon meet in Germany to discuss issues of common interest in economic and foreign […]

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Sustainable agriculture in China: then and now

Blog post by Seth Cook (seth.cook@iied.org)  | Senior Researcher in IIED’s China and Agroecology Teams This article was originally posted at http://www.iied.org/ China´s food production processes are facing major environmental challenges that are not only specific to china alone but the world at large. In this article the writer notes that, by China adopting sustainable agricultural practices it […]

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Mexican Agriculture and the Financialization of the Agricultural Sector (Part II)

Guest post by Gabriel Pons Cortés| Programme Policy Advisor-Oxfam Intermón in collaboration with El Barzón Lack of market transparency and the oligopoly of the four large traders (ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Dryfus, known as ABCD) make it impossible to know the real level of speculation. For example, it is not possible to know if ABCD’s very important financial divisions […]

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Mexican Agriculture and the Financialization of the Agricultural Sector (Part I)

Guest post by Gabriel Pons Cortés| Programme Policy Advisor-Oxfam Intermón in collaboration with El Barzón What defines Mexican agriculture?  Mexico has a dual agricultural system, which means that huge companies (agribusiness) co-exist with family farms. In a dual system, huge companies that have higher productivity set the prices: they can sell products at lower prices than small scale […]

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Civil Society from the Global South calls on leaders attending Lima Climate Change Conference to consider most food insecure and vulnerable people

Civil Society networks from Brazil, Russia, India, China, Indonesia, South Africa and Mexico have released a joint statement aimed at leaders attending the 20th session of the Conference of the Parties, taking place in Lima, Peru in early December. The position paper highlights that climate change is a true emergency for all of us in […]

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Infographic: Changing Food Systems and Inequality. Facts from Emerging Economies

Want to know what rural poverty rates are in rapidly urbanising contexts? Or how women fare compared to men in agriculture? Why the Gini co-efficient doesn´t tell the full story in regard to inequality? And why concentration of market share by a few large food giants can impact on rural poverty? Have a look at […]

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Hidden Hunger in South Africa

South Africa is supposedly a food-secure nation, producing enough calories to feed every one of its 53 million citizens. But despite some progress, one in four people currently suffers hunger on a regular basis and more than half of the population live in such precarious circumstances that they are at risk of going hungry. These […]

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