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Building public policies for agroecology

The International planning committee for Food Sovereignty (IPC) is currently leading the debate within the Food and Agricultural Organization of the UN (FAO) about what public policies can be proposed to promote and support a common vision of agroecology as developed by social movements and their allies (see the Declaration of the International Forum of Nyeleni).

  • The State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) 2017: Building Resilience for Peace and Food Security

    This year’s edition of the State of Food Security and Nutrition (SOFI) marks the beginning of a regular monitoring of progress towards achieving the food security and nutrition targets set by the 2030 Agenda.  The report warns that the world hunger is on the rise after gradually declining for over a decade, affecting 11 percent of the global population with an increase in the number of undernourished people from 777 million in 2015 to 815 million in 2016. 

  • A food crisis that never went away

    Launched  the 26th September 2017 at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (UN FAO), the Right to Food and Nutrition Watch marks its tenth anniversary by taking stock of the last decade, when the world food crisis brought the number of hungry to a peak. Today, despite some progress, many of the problems that led to the crisis in the first place persist and continue to affect millions.

  • MaB Report: Investments in small scale agriculture

    The report gives an overview of the global situation of investments in agriculture. It provides examples from several countries and present recommendations for future investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture.

  • The Marracuene Agroecology pilot project

    We are happy to share our new brand video on the Marracuene Agroecology pilot project.
    This project was started by the More and Better Network in June 2015 in Mozambique. It is unique and focuses on agroecological production, increasing the autonomy of local communities and putting farmers in the “driving seat” of decision-making.

  • Sign on to the letter about the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and agriculture

    The More and Better Network has taken the initiative to a sign-on-letter about the importance to increase the support for small-scale agroecological and other forms of sustainable agriculture to reach several of the SDGs. We ask you to get your organization and other organizations you are in touch with to sign on to the letter by sending a mail to secretariat@moreandbetter.org 
    The letter is available in EnglishSpanish and French.  

  • 44 countries reporting on the SDGs

    At the High-Level Political Forum in New York on July 10-19th, 44 countries will present reviews of progress on the work on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the national and sub-national levels.

  • CFS response to worsening food security situation in the world

    The Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) for the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) shares deep concern about the worsening food-security and nutrition situation in several countries, particularly the food and nutrition emergencies in South Sudan, Yemen, Somalia and Northern Nigeria.

  • The Global Alliance for the Future of Food

    The Global Alliance for the Future of Food is an alliance of foundations committed to leveraging our resources to help shift food and agriculture systems towards greater sustainability, security, and equity. In the beginning of May the Global Alliance organized a conference in Paris, where Aksel Naerstad, international co-coordinator of the More and Better Network, was present on behalf of the network. 

  • Sustainable Foods Summit

    Since 2009, the Sustainable Foods Summit has been covering major developments in the food industry concerning sustainability and eco-labels, such as Organic, Fairtrade, Rainforest Alliance, etc.
    The aim of the Sustainable Foods Summit is to explore new horizons for eco-labels and sustainability in the food industry by discussing key industry issues. 

  • Preparing for the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs

    The High-level Political Forum is the United Nations central platform for follow-up and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).  The forum in 2017 will take place in New York, from July 10 to 19th.