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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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African and US Food Movement Leaders Unite in Opposition to the Gates Foundation’s Agricultural Development Program

PRESS RELEASE Contact:  Heather Day, Executive Director, Community Alliance for Global Justice, heather@seattleglobaljustice.org, cell- 206-724- 2243 On October 12th, several of Africa’s leading proponents of sustainable agriculture will take part in a major public event to highlight the damaging effects of the Gates Foundation’s agricultural development program. The public event on October 12th is a highlight of the Africa-US Food Sovereignty […]

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Listening From The Head and Heart: My Take Aways From the IDEX Academy

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Guest Post By Christen Dobson, Program Director, Research and Policy, International Human Rights Funders Group (IHRFG) We began with a story – that moment when our political consciousness was born; why we chose to advance social justice; the most formative experiences in our personal journey. Each experience we shared, each challenge we disclosed, brought us […]

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People’s Climate March

IDEX rallied at the historic People’s Climate March on October 21st in New York City with our partners Desmond D’Sa from SDCEA in South Africa, Jorge Santiago from DESMI in Mexico, and Srijana Poudel from WACN in Nepal. Below you can see photos from this powerful call for environmental justice.

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IDEX, Africans in the Diaspora Announce New Partnership

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 17, 2014 For media inquiries, please contact: Solome Lemma (AiD)- 917-426-4540, lemma@africansinthediaspora.org Rajasvini Bhansali (IDEX)- 415-824-8384 ext 101, vini@idex.org (San Francisco, CA, September 17, 2014) — The International Development Exchange (IDEX) and Africans in the Diaspora (AiD) are pleased to announce a new partnership that aims to strengthen diaspora investments in […]

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Off the Greed’s Speakers

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“Off the Greed” will convene the world’s leading figures in the movement for alternative economic models. These speakers showcase a remarkable diversity of perspectives, experience and solutions to the problems of unjust and unsustainable economic systems. Let’s hear, in their own words, why they are working so hard to create and grow the alternatives that […]

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The Local and the Global

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Around the world and in our own backyard, people are looking for solutions to the pressing problems of inequality, injustice and poverty. On September 10th in Berkeley, IDEX is convening leading figures in the movement for building alternatives that work at Off the Greed: Economics from the Grassroots. Internationally, alternative economics drive much of the work […]

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Photo of the Week 8/11/14

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AFEDES (Asociación Femenina para el Desarrollo de Sacatepéquez or Women’s Association for the Development of Sacatepéquez) was founded by a group of Maya Kak’chiquel women in Guatemala seeking to improve their economic opportunities. With over 1,000 members, their most important work focuses on promoting women’s rights, civic participation, and leadership development. AFEDES, aiming to educate and empower indigenous women about their […]

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Photo of the Week 8/4/14

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For over 10 years, Biowatch has been committed to encouraging local food sovereignty in rural South Africa through its community training programs supporting sustainable, organic food production methods. In recent years, many South African farmers have been persuaded to adopt industrial farming methods (including the use of Genetically Modified (GM) seeds), despite the negative environmental and health […]

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Photo of the Week 7/28/14

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GRAVIS, an organization founded by Gandhian activists, focuses on creating self-reliant village communities among the Thar Desert peoples in Rajasthan, India. GRAVIS’s approach focuses on social transformation rather than economic assistance with programs related to education, health, women’s empowerment and income generation, microcredit, water resource development, agriculture, forestry, land management, and labor rights of mineworkers. Over the […]

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