Food sovereignty

Growing Food in the Post-Truth Era

The global food system has been operating in post-truth mode for decades. Having constructed food scarcity as a justification for a second Green Revolution, Big Agriculture now employs its unethical marketing tactics to selling farmers “climate-smart” agriculture in the form of soils, seeds and chemicals. [...]

2 July, 2017 // 1 Comment

Rural Greece, Social Economy & Pathways Out of Crisis

"We invite you to listen, understand each other, share, dream contribute, enjoy and act to change and improve our societies." With these words of Forum Synergies' Philippe Barret, so began the European Rural Sustainability Gathering 2017 in Karditsa. [...]

24 May, 2017 // 0 Comments

Urban Farms Won’t Feed Our Cities, But They’re Still A Great Idea

Large-scale urban agriculture is on the rise globally, with more and more farms appearing in our cities. A far cry from allotments and community gardens, urban farms occupy much bigger spaces; they can employ people, regenerate huge neighbourhoods and give residents access to fresh produce on their doorsteps. [...]

11 May, 2017 // 0 Comments

Traditional Seed Rules – Oceans Apart

As we build towards the European Rural Sustainability Gathering (ERSG) in Greece, 1 7-20th May, we publish now an exclusive interview with Shannon McCabe of Baker Creek Heirloom Seed Company. This interview was conducted at the Peliti Olympic Seed Festival, which took place in Drama Greece last month. Peliti are co-organisers of the ERSG. [...]

4 May, 2017 // 0 Comments

‘We are fed up with agro industry!’ Berlin Demonstration

Saturday 21st January sees another 'Wir haben es satt!' demonstration in Berlin. The negative impacts of the corporate control of agriculture - loss of farmers, loss of biodiversity, pollution, hunger, climate change and many more considerations show that agro industry is failing - We are fed up! [...]

10 January, 2017 // 0 Comments

CSA Declaration for Europe Adopted

150+ people from 20+ countries are attending Urgenci's third European CSA gathering in Ostrava this weekend. ARC2020's Oliver Moore is one of them. Here's his account of the story so far. [...]

17 September, 2016 // 0 Comments

Ireland celebrates its Food Sovereignty. #FoodSov

Food activists, curious eaters, harried, hurried producers and many more came together in Ireland to have food sovereignty proclamation meals. This date - 24th April - was also the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Rising - the start of Ireland's independence movement, and the day the Irish proclamation of Independence was read out. So what happened? [...]

28 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

April 24th – Ireland Food Sovereignty Proclamation Day

On April 24th, Ireland marks the actual date its independence movement started in earnest. Irish citizens have come together to make April 24th 2016 - the real date that marks the Easter Rising - Ireland’s food sovereignty proclamation day. And they plan to eat and tweet about it. Here's the why and how. [...]

5 April, 2016 // 0 Comments

Huge State Land Sell off in Hungary – who benefits?

A huge sell of of state land is about to happen in Hungary. Beginning 16th November, the Hungarian State will start selling a whopping 380,000 hectares of its land - by the end of the year. In just 44 days, this huge amount of land will be sold off into private ownership. But who is going to get this land? [...]

17 November, 2015 // 3 Comments

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