Land & Food Security

Land and Food

Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to meet their dietary needs and foodpreferences for an active and healthy life.

Source: FAO

Closed
24 April 2017 to 12 May 2017
Facilitators
Joana Rocha Dias
Henrique Pires dos Santos
Mozambique
Angola
Sao Tome and Principe
Cape Verde
Guinea-Bissau
Brazil
Timor-Leste
Portugal
CPLP countries

 

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6 December 2017
Benin

Date : 5 décembre 2017

Source : RFI

Le Bénin accueille du 4 au 8 décembre 2017 la Semaine du Sahel et de l’Afrique de l’Ouest. Il s’agit d’un rendez-vous annuel pour parler des enjeux alimentaires qui réunit tous les acteurs de l'agriculture et de l'alimentation, à savoir gouvernements, institutions, ONG, associations de producteurs et d'éleveurs. Cette année, il n'y a pas d'inquiétude sur la production, mais l'insécurité alimentaire demeure.

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4 December 2017
Zimbabwe

Date: 2 décembre 2017

Source: Vivafrik

Par: Moctar Ficou

Une étude de la Chambre sud-africaine des entreprises agricoles (Agbiz), stipule que les cultures de blé et de maïs du Zimbabwe n’ont jamais dépassé les 10%, entre 1961 et 2016 dans la production totale de l’Afrique, laissant planer le doute sur le statut de grenier agricole africain du pays.

4 December 2017
Colombia

Mujeres víctimas de violencia sexual recuperaron y volvieron productivo un predio localizado a 20 minutos de Sincelejo que hace años fue utilizado para las actividades ilegales del jefe paramilitar “Diego Vecino”.

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Policy Papers & Briefs
January 2010
Global

Often, when people think of drylands, they think of deserts and hostile living conditions, economic hardship and water scarcity. But that is not what drylands are all about. If managed well, drylands are often fertile and capable of supporting the habitats, crops and livestock that sustain the entire global population.

Policy Papers & Briefs
March 2017
Global

This Backgrounder is the first in a multi-authored series on Cultivating Gender Justice. In this series, we seek to uncover the structural foundations of sexism in the food system and highlight the ways people, communities, organizations, and social movements are dismantling the attitudes, institutions, and structures that hold patriarchy in place. To end hunger and malnutrition, we must end injustices in the food and agriculture system.

Journal Articles & Books
January 2006
Global

Agrarian reform is back at the center of the national and rural development debate, a debate of vital importance to the future of the Global South and genuine economic democracy. The World Bank as well as a number of national governments and local land owning elites have weighed in with a series of controversial policy changes. In response, peasants landless, and indigenous peoples’ organizations around the world have intensified their struggle to redistribute land from the underutilized holdings of a wealthy few to the productive hands of the many.

Reports & Research
February 2013
India

Contract farming is one of the illustrated examples of the impact of globalization and liberalized economic policy in the agriculture sector. While the farm sector is facing an identity crisis amidst growing dominance of the industrial sector, contract farming helped to create a new hope in this scenario. It established a link between the farm sector and the corporate sector too. This way it created new prospects for the agricultural sector, and added to the dignity of the farmer. However, the actual practice was often not so farmer-friendly.