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Policy Brief No. 14
by Annie Shattuck
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"Via Campesina proposal to Solve Food Crisis: Strengthening peasant and farmer-based food production
OPEN LETTER to Mr Jacques Diouf Secretary General
of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Mr. Yasuo Fukuda, Prime
Minister of Japan, President of the G8, Mr. John W. Ashe, Permanent UN
representative, Antigua and Barbuda's Permanent and Chairman of the Group of 77
From: Henry Saragih, International Coordinator for La Via Campesina Jakarta,
April 28, 2008
by Gretchen Gordon
This week's headlines are ablaze with reports of food riots. Seemingly overnight, the world went from cheap food and surpluses to food prices spiking 80% and countries banning exports of food in an attempt to stave off shortages.
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