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International congress: Global Peasants’ Rights, March 7-10, 2017

Many organizations are supporting this conference. Some of them are La Via Campesina, IFOAM, FIAN, Ecoland, Brot für die Welt, Oxfam, and the More and Better Network.  The conference will take place in Germany. The goal of the congress is twofold: to increase awareness of the situation and the urgent needs of small farmers, and to support the UN working group for the development of a “Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas”.

  • Sharing of information on the work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    One of the top priorities in the work of the More and Better Network in the coming years will be to follow up and contribute to reach the Sustainable Development Goals linked to food, agriculture and poverty. Most of this work and the most important will be the work on national level by the members of More and Better by putting forward proposals and demands, and to put pressure on their own governments to follow up to reach the goals.

  • More and Better registered as an international organization

    From January 1, 2017 the More and Better Network is legally registered in Cameroun as an international organization. More and Better started in 2003 as a campaign working for more and better support for agriculture and rural development to eradicate hunger and poverty. In 2010, the General Meeting decided to change the character from a campaign to a network and the name to More and Better Network

  • The UN agenda on Nutrition and the key role of Civil Society

    Malnutrition in all its forms affects 193 countries in our world: 790 million people are undernourished, 2 billion people suffer from micronutrients deficiency and another 2 billion suffer from overweight/obesity. Most of the malnutrition does not affect low-income countries and is rising globally. The UN Decade of Action on Nutrition could be a great opportunity if able to combine a multi-actors engagement respectful of human rights realization.

  • Workshop on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Cameroun

    The More and Better Network is committed to work on SDGs in order to strengthen civil society and grassroots organisations engagement at national and regional level. To this extent, More and Better will support a national workshop in Cameroun, accompanied by a meeting with regional partners, to be held the 20 and 21st of December and hosted by PROPAC.

  • Working jointly on Sustainable Development Goals

    In the occasion of the More and Better general assembly, in October, we have confirmed our committment to work jointly on the follow up of the SDGs. Whereas the SDGs provide a general framework, causes, actions and solutions need to be debated, developed and implemented at all levels - local, national, regional and global - with the direct involvement of those primarily  affected by food insecurity and nutrition in all its forms.

  • The More and Better Network general assembly in Rome

    The More and Better Network general assembly was successfully held at FAO headquarters, in Rome, the 16th of October, after the conclusion of the Annual Forum of the Civil Society Mechanism for relations with the UN Committee on World Food Security. The General Assembly approved the plans for More and Better for 2016-2018, re-confirmed Elisabeth Atangana, president of the Farmers Regional Platform for Central Africa (PROPAC) and Aksel Naerstad, senior policy adviser for the Development Fund, Norway, as co-coordinators and elected a new member in the coordinating committee for the African region, Mamadou Goita, executive director of the Institute for Research and the Promotion of Alternative Developments (IRPAD).

  • Statements and interventions of civil society at the CFS 43

    The opening statement at the 43rd session of the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS43) in Rome was delivered by Elisabeth Mfou, general coordinator of La Via Campesina, on behalf of the Civil Society Mechanism...

  • The Nyéléni European Forum for Food Sovereignty

    The Nyéléni European Forum for Food Sovereignty has just started in Cluji Napoca, Romania, it will last until the 30 of October and will provide a unique opportunity for civil society’s organizations active in the Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe to debate and plan around five intertwined thematic axes...

  • How to follow up the Sustainable Development Goals?

    Many of the members of the More and Better Network are engaged in discussions and work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). There is no common plan for how to follow up and monitor the work of the governments on the SDGs. It would be useful to share knowledge, experiences and thoughts about what kind of monitoring and following-up mechanisms and structure should be or have been put in place.

  • How the Sustainable Development Goals can be reached by 2030?

    A new report published by the Norwegian ForUM for Development and Environment (ForUM) investigate on how Norway can reach the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.