This is definitely the week for important publications! After the Urgenci major publication on CSA in Europe, here is an analysis of some of the different parts of the new food system in Europe by Friends of the Earth Europe. Including CSA of course, and with a contribution from Urgenci.
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
The Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) movement is being increasingly recognized for offering an alternative to the unsustainable industrial food system and thus as a concrete approach in the transition towards agroecology and food sovereignty. In the “European CSA Overview”, the European CSA Research Group combines the knowledge of actors from
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
Intervention by La Via Campesina at the ‘30th FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia’, in Turkey
(Antalya Turkey, May 5, 2016) Adnan Çobanoğlu from the Confederation of Farmers’ Unions (ÇİFTÇİ-SEN), a member organization of La Via Campesina, made a few important interventions at the 30th FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia, being held in Antalya, Turkey. Here is the full text of his interventions. I
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
This week the Urgenci Ostrava Steering Committee met to prepare the 3rd European Meeting on Community Supported Agriculture. The meeting is scheduled to take place 16th-18th September in the old steel and coal works in Ostrava, part of which have been amazingly renovated into a cultural and conference centre. We collectively managed to
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
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.
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
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
At the recent HABITAT III preparatory thematic meeting Mexico City “Localizing finance for inclusive change”, Judith Hitchman had the honour of being invited by Carlos de Freitas of FMDV to represent both RIPESS and Urgenci (http://www.fmdv.net/index.php?id=2&L=2). It was a great pleasure to share the round table discussion with Yasy Morales