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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.

  • Climate meetings in Paris, COP 21 / CMP 11 and CSOs activities

    The international UN climate meetings COP21/CMP 11 will take place in Paris, France, November 30 – December 11. In addition to the UN conference, there will be a lot of civil society meetings and other activities in a dedicated space at Paris-Le Bourget where also the UN conference will take place.

  • Sustainable Development Goals

    The United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda will be held from 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York, and convened as a high-level plenary meeting of the General Assembly.

  • Climate-smart agriculture

    The term 'Climate-smart agriculture (CSA)' is very controversial and contested – even among members of the More and Better Network. Some organizations see this as a good term for agriculture that fits to the definition used by the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart agriculture:...

  • Negotiations on food security in WTO

    The next ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will take place in December, in Nairobi, Kenya. During the last ministerial meeting in Bali, in December 2013, agriculture was the hottest issue, especially concerning public food security programs in developing countries.

  • The third Financing for Development Conference

    The third international conference on Financing for Development was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on July 13-16th. You will find here the outcome document and the statements from Civil Society and from the Business sector.

  • The 2nd edition of the African Rural Woman Forum

    The women College of PROPAC (Sub- Regional Platform of Farmer’s Organizations in Central Africa) with the support of PAFO (Panafrican Farmers' Organization) and the International Network More and Better and IFAD (International Fund for the Development of Agriculture), organizes the second edition of the African Rural Woman Forum which will be held in Yaounde, Cameroon from 28 to 31 July 2015.

  • 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..