FAO consultation with Civil Society and FAO Regional Conference

57 organisations, mainly social movements, from all over Europe and Central Asia came together in Antalya for the FAO European and Central Asian Consultation with civil society. All constituencies were represented (farmers, fishers, pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, consumers, workers, NGOs, women and youth, as well as the three regions of Eastern

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FAO Regional Consultation with Civil Society in Antalya, Turkey

The FAO REgional Consultation with Civil Society took place in Antalya, Turkey, May 2-3. There were 4 members of Urgenci who tool part: Marius from the Romanian ASAT, Ceyhan from our Mediterranean network, Isa from Nekesarea, and myself. 4 civil society spokespeople were designated for the FAO Regional Conference. The

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Ripess, Right to the City Platform and Habitat III

Public Spaces and Right to the City: Barcelona paves the way towards Habitat III RIPESS/Urgenci participation in the Right to the City Platform meeting and Habitat lll Consultation on Public Spaces in Barcelona 2-5th April 2016 At the Mexico City Habitat lll meeting, a session was dedicated to Social and

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Land for our food

A road movie produced by the Access to land partnership: The Land for our Food is a documentary movie produced by the Access to Land network and directed by Julio Molina. The video takes us on the journey of Gavin Bridger, a grower from the Community Supported Agriculture project of

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Nutrition, the urgent task of the committee on food security

The Nutrition Group of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) took place in Rome between the 21st and 28th of February. It was the meeting of the so-called “Open-Ended Working Group” in which the Member States as well as the Civil Society Mechanism and the Private Sector all participated.

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Struggles converge like tributaries of river

Representing more than 60 social movements and public interest civil society organizations, members and supporters of the Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition (GNRtFN), met in Dakar, providing international support to the West African Caravan for the Right to Land, Water and Seeds. Civil society groups from

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The ISS meeting in The Hague and Wageningen Voedsel Anders

I first followed the ISS meeting in the Hague 2 years ago, scheduling time to watch the live streaming from home. It was an interesting and well-spent couple of days. When I spotted the call for papers this year in December, I submitted it to the International Committee, who overwhelmingly

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