Civil Society Mechanism panels and side events at the CFS44

Civil Society Mechanism Public panels and side events at the CFS44 The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for relations to the 44th UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) is organising the following events.  If you are attending the CFS44 make a note of the following: Public Panel 1: “The political situation and the future of Read more about Civil Society Mechanism panels and side events at the CFS44[…]

Multi-stakeholder action and food diversity from farm to plate in Zambia

Hivos, the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), UN Environment and the Zambian Government invite you to this official side event at the 44th committee for World Food Security meeting (CFS44): “MULTI-STAKEHOLDER ACTION & FOOD DIVERSITY FROM FARM TO PLATE – HOW CAN WE ALIGN GLOBAL RESEARCH ON DIVERSIFYING FOOD PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION WITH LOCAL PERSPECTIVES: Read more about Multi-stakeholder action and food diversity from farm to plate in Zambia[…]

Saving for a dry-day. The role of Self-help Groups in building resilience

Tearfund organised a learning event last September 5th to launch its publication Saving for a dry-day highlighting the results of six research studies commissioned to assess the impact of Tearfund’s approach to Self-Help Groups programming on people living in poverty in the Horn of Africa. Research was undertaken by a variety of external evaluators and Read more about Saving for a dry-day. The role of Self-help Groups in building resilience[…]

Extinction and Livestock International Conference

The Extinction and Livestock international conference is being held on 5th/6th October 2017 at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre, London, and will examine how we can transform our global food and farming systems to work for people, the planet and animals. World-class speakers will outline the big issues and suggest solutions. The conference will bring together diverse interests and Read more about Extinction and Livestock International Conference[…]

Launch of “A people’s food policy”

Today sees the launch of A People’s Food Policy – a ground-breaking manifesto outlining a people’s vision of food and farming in England that is supported by over 80 food and farming organisations including the UK Food Group. The report draws on 18 months of extensive, nation-wide consultations with grassroots organisations, NGOs, trade unions, community Read more about Launch of “A people’s food policy”[…]

New Sustain’s briefing on post-Brexit farming

Sustain’s new briefing presents principles and policies that would deliver better food and farming when the UK  leaves the European Common Agriculture Policy. It recommends that the next Government should retain taxpayer support for farmers post-Brexit, but replace the old two pillar EU system with a new four-part deal for farming based on payments for public Read more about New Sustain’s briefing on post-Brexit farming[…]

Stopping the factory farming machine

Marking the International Day for Biological Diversity, Compassion in World Farming’s will launch a new campaign, STOPTHEMACHINE at London’s Natural History Museum on Monday 22 May.   STOPTHEMACHINE will demonstrate how lands and waters once teeming with life are now over-farmed, over-fished and denuded to feed billions of farm animals crammed into cruel factory farms. Informed Read more about Stopping the factory farming machine[…]

Landworkers’ Alliance launches post-Brexit Agriculture Policy recommendations

The Landworkers’ Alliance launched its post-Brexit agriculture policy recommendations outside Defra’s offices in London on Friday 21st April. Featuring a dining table promoting the high-quality fresh produce of its members, the launch highlighted the need for small-scale and family farmers to be offered a ‘place at the table’ in upcoming negotiations over the future of UK Read more about Landworkers’ Alliance launches post-Brexit Agriculture Policy recommendations[…]