The Institute for Food and Development Policy/Food First analyzes the root causes of global hunger, poverty, and ecological degradation and develops solutions in partnership with movements working for social change.
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Thanks to generous donors, the farmers of Gao are now growing their own vegetables and rice. Donations allowed the purchase of seeds and water pumps.
"As we continue to strive towards a world that acknowledges the rights of all human beings, the Vienna Declaration and Plan of Action, adopted at the World Conference on Human Rights in Vienna in 1993, still sets the agenda for much of our work. The Declaration, which led to historic advances in the promotion and protection of human rights, is the most significant overarching human rights document produced in the past 40 years."
UN Human Rights Chief, Navi Pillay
By Eric Holt-Giménez, Executive Director, Food First
December 6, 2013
Today we honor the people of South Africa, whose father Madiba—Nelson Mandela—has passed. We honor them because Madiba’s greatness was rooted in the irreversible South African desire for freedom, justice and dignity. He “led by following” the spirit of his own people and in doing so, led many of us to be more than we believed we could be.
The commodification of food and agriculture through the World Trade Organisation destroys the livelihood of small-scale food producers all over the world.
As we mark ten years since Lee Kyung Hae's self sacrifice outside the WTO in Cancun, read about the new threat of the WTO Bali package and the resistance of People's movements.
Editorial: WTO Kills Farmers