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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/ 

  • Talents for the Sustainable Development Goals

    The More and Better Network has been contacted by UNLEASH, which has “a vision to build the world’s leading lab and platform for innovative, implementable and scalable solutions to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).”  UNLEASH is a new, global initiative that will bring together young leaders, experts, and entrepreneurs between 20 and 35 years old.

  • Engage in follow-up on the Sustainable Development Goals

    The meeting of the High-Level Political Forum on sustainable development in 2017, to be held in New York from 10 to 19th of July, gives civil society's organizations in all countries good opportunities to follow-up and challenge their governments. 44 countries have committed to report in 2017 on the progress of reaching the SDGs. This provides CSOs in these countries special opportunities to engage with their governments.

  • New report on investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture by the More and Better Network

    The report gives an overview of the global situation of investments in agriculture, provides  examples from some countries and presents recommendations for future investments in small-scale sustainable agriculture. Our aim is that this report will...

  • Follow up on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

    The Open Ended Working Group (OEWG) in the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) on the Sustainable Development Goals had a meeting on January 27th to discuss input to the High Level Political Forum (HLPF) that will be held in New York, in July, with a focus on Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture. The working group on SDGs in the Civil Society Mechanism for CFS had a meeting to prepare as well. Both the CSOs-meetings and the OEWG discussed what the main messages should be

  • 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