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Food Sovereignty and Agroecology to mend broken food systems

Read the output document of People's Expo, the international forum of civil society and farmers’ movements held in Milan, at the Fabbrica del Vapore, from 3rd to 5th June 2015, to respond to the “Feeding the Planet” challenge, by implementing the principles of Food Sovereignty and Environmental Justice. The More and Better Network took part in the Forum.

  • The second EAT – Stockholm Food Forum has taken place

    The vision of EAT is according to themselves “a transformation of the global food system to sustainably feed a healthy population of nine billion people by mid-Century.”
    Not a small task!
    EAT  is a very good and interesting initiative with huge ambition and very good intentions, but it also has its weaknesses and room for improvements.

  • International dialogue on Agriculture and Food Systems Sustainability

    Exploring and mobilize positive action toward sustainable, secure and equitable food systems was the aim of the international dialogue organized in Milan, 18-19 May, by the Global Alliance for the Future of Food. A number of selected funders and key international stakeholders, including the More and Better Network, has been invited to debate on important thematic areas..

  • Follow up the sustainable development goals!

    In September, the UN General Assembly will adopt the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The negotiations have been going on for a long time and it is likely that there will be an agreement on 17 goals to be achieved by 2030.

  • The revision of the working document Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition

    The General assembly of More and Better agreed to initiate a process for reviewing the working document Policies and actions to eradicate hunger and malnutrition. The document was prepared by a drafting committee in 2009 with inputs from a broad range of organizations and individuals and was signed by over 280 organizations from across the world.

  • Funders for agroecology, just transition and mobilization against climate change

    Many progressive foundations from USA and Europe met the second week in April at the Just Giving Conference organized by the EDGE-Funders Alliance. The Conference gathered a rich diversity of funders and some recipient organizations, about 200 people. Aksel Naerstad, international coordinator of the More and Better Network attended the meeting.

  • The International Forum for Agroecology

    The International Forum for Agroecology was held in Nyéléni from 23 to 27 February 2015. Nearly 300 delegates from around the world representing different organizations and international movements of small scale food producers and NGOs and supporting sustainable development, came together to promote agroecology and its values.

  • Agroecology reclaims territories for local peoples and food sovereignty

    How Agroecology has become a banner of our joint struggle and a vibrant movement to reclaim territories for local peoples and food sovereignty, through the development of common strategies that put sustainable small-scale food producers at the center stage. An article on the International Forum for Agroecology written by Adam Rankin, Fundaexpresión (Colombia), member of the More and Better Network.

  • WSF2015 | Change the system, not the climate!

    Climate change is one of the focus in many of the thousands different meetings that are being held at the WSF, in Tunis. The main message brought up from  these meetings is clear: the political and economic system needs to be changed, not the climate!
    Aksel Naerstad, from Tunis, tells us about some of the key issues discussed in 2015 edition of the World Social Forum (WSF) and shares with us his impressions.

  • More and Better at the World Social Forum 2015

    The More and Better Network is present in Tunis for the World Social Forum 2015. We will hold a workshop, the 26 of March (h 8.30 -11.00 Salle SP15) with a focus on Agroecology. The aim is to share examples of agroecological practices, share experiences and highlight the understanding / definition of agroecology by small-scale farmers’ organizations and social movements in line with the Declaration on Agroecology that was launched in Nyéléni.

  • Declaration of the International Forum for Agroecology

    We are delegates representing diverse organizations and international movements of small-scale food producers and consumers, including peasants, indigenous peoples and communities (together with hunters and gatherers), family farmers, rural workers, herders and pastoralists, fisherfolk and urban people. Together, the diverse constituencies our organizations represent produce some 70% of the food consumed by humanity.