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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. 

  • April 17th: The International Day of Peasants struggles

    La Via Campesina call upon the people around the world to celebrate International Day of Peasants’ Struggle by continuing to work to reinforce food sovereignty, the fight against climate change and the conservation of biodiversity; to fight for a genuine agrarian reform and a better protection against land-grabbing; continue to conserve, use, and exchange our seeds; and strengthen the solidarity among ourselves.

  • Together towards a declaration on Peasants’ Rights

    The rights of peasants initiative, which La Via Campesina started 17 years ago, is now in a process within the United Nations towards a Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. A draft declaration will be discussed and negotiated in the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on May 15-19th. 

  • Successful International Congress on Global Peasant’s Rights

    More than 300 people from all over the world took part in the International Congress on Global Peasant’s Rights that took place in Schwäbish Hall in Germany, in March. Some of the organizers of the congress were  the European coordination of La Via Campesina, FIAN and Ecoland. The More and Better Network was one of the 44 partner-organizations for the congress. 

  • New book on agroecology

    The US-based organization The Institute for Food and Development Policy, better known as Food First, which is a member of the More and Better Network, has recently published a new book about agroecology "Fertile Ground: Scaling Agroecology from the Ground Up". You can find more information about this and other books published by Food First at https://foodfirst.org/publication-type/book/