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Organize workshops on the Sustainable Development Goals

More and Better Network (MaB) can contribute to advance some of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We encourage  member-organizations in MaB to organize meetings in order to discuss what is needed to reach some of the SDGs in your country and/or how your government can contribute to advance the goals through its international policies, and to propose policies and actions to your government.

  • The sustainable development goals

    In September 2015, all members of the Organization of the United Nations agreed on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the 169 targets to be reached by 2030:
    Particularly important for the work of the members of the More and Better Network are goal 1: end poverty in all its form everywhere, and goal 2: end hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.

  • Support and promote the 4 per 1000 initiative!

    The 1st December 2015, in the framework of the climate change conference in Paris, the French government launched the 4 per 1000 initiative. This important initiative aims to improve the organic matter content and promote carbon sequestration in  soils through the application of agricultural practices adapted to local situations. The 4 per 1000 initiative deserves our attention, find out why.

  • WTO did not support programs against hunger

    The 10th ministerial conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) took place in Nairobi, Kenya, just after the climate conference COP21 in Paris. The outcome and the way the negotiations were carried out clearly show how much trade issues are about economic interests and power.

  • Support to the Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology of Nyeleni

    The Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology, held in Nyéléni (Mali) in February is now open for endorsements.
    We encourage the organizations members of More and Better to send in their support and endorse the declaration.

  • The civil society mechanism to the Committee on World Food Security

    The International Civil Society Mechanism for food security and nutrition (CSM) to the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) facilitated, this year, the participation of more then 200 representatives from the different constituencies.

  • Small scale food producers launch the first ever joint vision for agroecology

    In a new report launched October 13, small scale food producers present their first ever common vision on agroecology for Food Sovereignty to Governments assembled at the Committee on World Food Security. 

  • Treaty on plant genetic resources under threat. A warning from the farmers' seeds network

    The farmers’ seeds network addressed a message to the Governing Body of the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture (IT-PGRFA), convened in Rome from 5th to 9th October, to warn against the threat of new patents on native seeds.

  • The second edition of the African Rural Women Forum

    In the small village of Mfou, not too far from Yaoundè, in the South of Cameroun, representatives of rural women from around the African continent gathered, from the 22 to the 25 of September, to debate on how to increase investments for women engaged in rural and family farms. 

  • International Permaculture Conference. Designing the world we want.

    About 600 people from more than 70 countries all over the world took part in the International Permaculture Conference in London the second week in September. The motto for the successful conference was Designing the World We Want. Permaculture is much more than designing farms and implementing special farming techniques.

  • WTO Ministerial Conference in Kenya in December

    The 10th Ministerial Conference of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on December 15-18th. Agriculture has always been one of the most controversial issues in WTO, and is at the center stage of the negotiations leading up to the ministerial conference of December.