Farmers And Civil Society Reject Corporate UN Food Systems Summit

By Margaret Flowers, Clearing the FOG. -

The World Economic Forum and Gates Foundation are convening a food summit through the United Nations on September 23. Global farmer, peasant and fishing coalitions have called a boycott of the [...]

Not Just Another Drought

By Kurt Cobb, Resource Insights. -

The American West is having a drought. So, what else is new? And, that's just the point. The American West has been in an extended drought since 2000, so far the second worst in the last 1200 [...]

Global Food Prices Post Biggest Jump In Decade

By The Straits Times. -

London - Global food prices have surged by the biggest margin in a decade, as one closely watched index jumped 40 per cent last month, heightening fears that the inflation initially stoked by [...]

Will US Farmers Follow India’s Lead?

By Leanna First-Arai, Truthout. -

Thousands of farmers in India are braving cold winter temperatures in the outskirts of New Delhi, their tractors and tents blocking traffic along three main roads leading to the capital city, in [...]

Saving Nature And Humanity Without Sacrificing Either

By Charles Whitaker, Climate Conscious. -

Saving nature without sacrificing modern life is the preeminent challenge of our time. It is a complicated problem that must be attacked simultaneously from multiple angles. Failure to act on one [...]

How To Save Nature And Humanity Without Sacrificing Either

By Charles Whitaker, Climate Conscious. -

Saving nature without sacrificing modern life is the preeminent challenge of our time. It is a complicated problem that must be attacked simultaneously from multiple angles. Failure to act on one [...]

‘It’s A Beautiful Thing To Be Able To Feed Your Community’

By Frances Madeson, Nation of Change. -

A little over a year ago Abrianni Perry, a 28-year-old transplant from Houston, came to Cooperation Jackson to learn about cooperatives from people who’ve been doing it for decades. She’s been [...]

Testimonies From The Gloria Quintanilla Women’s Cooperative Of Nicaragua

By Friends of the ATC. -

When a group of campesinas in the community of Santa Julia, Nicaragua founded the Gloria Quintanilla Cooperative in 2008 with the Rural Workers’ Association (Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo [...]

Branding Nicaraguan Meat As ‘Conflict Beef’ Is The Latest Political Attack

By John Perry, Alliance for Global Justice. -

Masaya, Nicaragua - Nicaraguan cattle ranchers, spurred by a surge in beef exports to the United States, are alleged to be attacking indigenous communities in eastern Nicaragua, destroying [...]

Feeding The People In Times Of Pandemic

By Rita Jill Clark-Gollub, Erika Takeo, and Avery Raimondo, COHA. -

In its 2019-2023 Strategic Plan for Nicaragua, the United Nations World Food Program said that “In the last decade… Nicaragua is one of the countries that has reduced hunger the most in the [...]

USDA COVID-19 Farmer Relief Will Leave Out Farmers Most Impacted

By Eric Deeble, National Sustainable Agriculture Coalition. -

The Trump Administration announced the impending opening of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) farmer aid payments to be delivered by the United States Department of Agriculture [...]