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Press release: Voice of Witness and IDEX partner to share missing stories of food sovereignty

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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.

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Poetry Pause: Climate Justice and Food Sovereignty Now!

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A poem by Elizabeth Mpofu, Chairperson of Zimbabwe Smallholder Organic Farmers Forum (ZIMSOFF) and General Coordinator of the international peasant movement La Via Campesina.

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“Sustainable and Equitable Food for All”: Statement From The Africa-US Food Sovereignty Summit

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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 […]

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Women’s Equality and Food Sovereignty: Solutions Found in Chiapas, Mexico

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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 […]

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Fifth Annual Food Sovereignty Prize

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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 […]

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Food Sovereignty

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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 […]

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World Food Prize Laureates Undermine Hunger Solutions, Food Sovereignty Alliance Says

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 […]

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From Food Security to Food Sovereignty

By asking “Who is in control here?” the sustainable food movement sets example for broader green movement. Read more at Earth Island Journal.

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Groundbreaking Launch: Alliance for Food Sovereignty in Africa

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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 […]

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Food Sovereignty in Africa

At the recent US Social Forum, the Community Alliance for Global Justice, organized a workshop entitled “The Politics of Exploiting Need: AGRA, The Gates Foundation and the Food Crisis”.

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