Voice of Witness and IDEX are launching a collaborative book and outreach project to highlight the urgent and inspiring stories of small-scale farmers and leaders in South Africa and Zimbabwe are supplying and demanding healthy and sustainably-grown food.
A poem by Elizabeth Mpofu, Chairperson of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF) and General Coordinator of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina.
Last week, the Community Alliance for Global Justice/AGRA Watch invited African leaders from six nations representing regional and continent-wide networks to Seattle to meet with leaders from over a dozen US organizations as part of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty Strategy Summit. The aim of the Summit was to promote farmer-led solutions to hunger and climate […]
Global Exchange writes about IDEX partner DESMI as part of their series ‘Women Around the World Inspiring Change’. This second installment in the series focuses on Global Exchange’s 2014 International Human Rights Award honoree, María Estela Barco Huerta, an incredible leader of DESMI (Desarrollo Económico Social de los Mexicanos Indígenas), based in Chiapas, Mexico. Work has […]Read More
As supporters of food sovereignty and seed freedom, we at IDEX are glad to share details about the 2013 Food Sovereignty Prize event, hosted by WhyHunger. This prize is being awarded by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance (USFSA) for the first time this year. The honorees are grassroots workers who are producing sustainable anti-hunger solutions around […]
Food sovereignty is about the right of peoples to define their own food systems. It suggests that the ability of a nation or group of people to feed themselves is an issue of fundamental rights and autonomy. Advocates of food sovereignty put the people who produce, distribute and consume food at the center of decisions […]Read More
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 21, 2013 12:01 PM CONTACT: US Food Sovereignty Alliance Debbie Grunbaum, Communications Director, WhyHunger, [email protected], 212-629-0853 Christopher Cook, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy, [email protected] World Food Prize Laureates Undermine Hunger Solutions, Food Sovereignty Alliance Says WASHINGTON – June 21 – Honoring executives of biotechnology giants Monsanto and Syngenta with […]Read More
During COP 17, the UN’s latest round of climate talks, civil society organizations – including 4 IDEX Partners – are mobilizing from all over the world to put pressure from the outside on the government negotiators on the inside. Katherine Zavala – IDEX’s Program Manager, Grassroots Alliances – is in South Africa on a site […]Read More