News 2013


29 December 2013 - The 2014 International Year of Family Farming is a unique opportunity to make headway on ending world hunger and developing a sustainable food and agricultural system

The 2014 International Year of Family Farming is an opportunity for pushing forward some of the basic principles that need to be followed for ending hunger and to recognise that lack of definite action to end hunger is a crime against humanity [read]

20 December 2013 - Promoting climate smart agriculture: why be so shy about policies?

Climate-smart agriculture has become an important subject on the development agenda. But little is said in concrete terms on policies to shift current agriculture towards a more climate-smart one. Why is that so? [read]

8 December 2013- Bali: first agreement on agriculture since the creation of WTO - India will be able to implement its new food security law

Despite little hope to see an agrement at the time of the opening of the ministerial meeting in Bali, an agreement could be found at the last minute. [read]

5 December 2013 - Nelson Mandela: a hero, an example


1 December 2013 - New developments regarding Prof. Séralini’s article on Monsanto’s GMO maize NK 603

Food and Chemical Toxicology request the retraction of the article. CRIIGEN’s reaction. [read]

26 November 2013 - France: another agriculture is possible

The Afterres2050 report, result of work initiated by Solagro in 2010 shows that it is possible in 2050 France to have a productive and environment-friendly agriculture that can provide a more healthy and sustainable diet to the French. [read]

21 November 2013 - The New US Farm Bill: more for the favoured, less for the poor?

At the time when the European Parliamant approves the new EU Common Agricultural Policy, the US Republicans propose a reform of the Farm Bill that would make it, according to J. Stiglitz, even more insane and unfair. [read]

16 November 2013 - Agriculture and environment: UNCTAD’s wake up call

UNCTAD’s latest Trade and Environment Review 2013 urges world leaders to wake up and take required decisions to shift world agriculture from a traditional ‘‘green revolution’’ approach to one of family farm-based ‘‘ecological intensification’’. [read]

11 November 2013 - India approves the largest ever food security programme

The Upper House of the Indian Parliament has recently approved a programme of around $20 billion that will help 800 million beneficiaries. [read]

3 November 2013 - The Global Hunger Index published by IFPRI shows an improvement in the world food and nutrition situation

Published for the eighth consecutive year, the IFPRI index shows an improvement in the food and nutrition in all regions of the world and in the great majority of countries for which data are available. [read]

1st November 2013 - GMOs: set-back in Latin America and hope in Europe for multinational seed companies

After Brazil, where a study had challenged the legality of GMO crops, a decision by a judge bans transgenic maize in Mexico. This comes at a time when Europe envisages to authorise the cultivation of a second GMO maize variety. [lire]

26 October 2013 - The Right to Food: progress and limits

In his last report, the UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food describes the emergence of a global Right to Food movement. A rapid look at the world food situation suggests however that the recognition of the Right to Food is not sufficient to reduce hunger in the concerned countries. [read]

21 October 2013 - A study on GMO policy determinants shows that importing countries can export their regulation model

The study ranks 60 countries according to GMO policy restrictiveness and identifies mains determinants of policy, including the important role of trade partners. [read]

16 October 2013  - 33rd World Food Day: Sustainable Food Systems for Food Security and Nutrition

The 2013 WFD is an invitation for each and everyone to reflect on questions such as ‘‘What would a sustainable food system look like? Is it possible to get from here to there? What would need to change to move us in that direction?’’ [read]

13 October 2013 - The decrease in population of bees is a threat for our food


5 October 2013 - A first analysis of the implementation of the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition confirms worries about this initiative


2 october 2013 - According to FAO, the number of undernourished people has decreased by 24 million in one year


26 September 2013 - When livestock farmers and grocery manufacturers mobilise against ethanol in the USA


19 September 2013 - The economic and environmental cost of wasting food


14 september 2013 - And Yemen, what have we done for Yemen and its people?


8 september 2013 - Two approaches to agricultural development in Africa


6 September 2013 - Brazil: a report reveals that all GMO plantations are illegal


1st September 2013 - Moral and political responsibility : double standard for victims in Syria and victims of hunger


14 June 2013 - Hunger, markets and good feelings: how hunger feeds profits of multinationals


6 April 2013 - 1,000 days before the hunger MDG deadline: Humankind on a drunken boat


19 February 2013

What is the real number of hungry people in the world?


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