News

Study: Introducing the Right to Food in University Curricula
Study: Foreign Direct Investment in Agri-Food Networks in India and Sub-Saharan Africa
Right to Food: Series of Lectures & Discussions at European Universities
"Reichtum" - David Schittek (EcoFair Media)
"Our Daily Bread" – Pavel Ruzyak (EcoFair Media)

Agricultural Trade

International trade is regarded as the backbone of the global economy. It is an undeniable fact that it has a positive impact on all concerned. Yet, concrete experiences show that rural poverty and environmental degradation are on the increase in many countries. Small-scale producers in the north and south are losing access to land, water, seed – and markets. Biological and cultural diversity in agriculture are dwindling away. The number of winners in the food industry pales into insignificance compared with the number of losers, which include the consumer. Depending on agricultural imports can have devastating effects, for example when prices skyrocket and countries are no longer in a position to purchase staple foods to feed their own people. For this reason, agricultural trade must take a backseat to social and ecological criteria.
The global significance of soils demands global responses. 2015 is the International Year of Soils. In this year, the United Nations wants to further the goal of soil protection. This Soil Atlas shows what can succeed and why the soil should concern us all.
A new infosheet of Glopolis cotributing to the debate on coherence of Common Agricultural Policy with development goals of the European Union.
Glopolis issued a briefing paper related to the issue of biofuels.
An EcoFair Trade Dialogue Discussion Paper by Armin Paasch
This new baseline study provides detailed background information on current developments in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) by EU countries in the agricultural sectors of Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) and India.
Expert lecturers from Tanzania, Netherlands, Germany and South Africa join a series of lectures and discussions with students at partner universities throughout Europe on the right to food.
This study by Miriam Romero presents an analysis of the impacts that short-term land leases to Chinese agricultural investors has on farmers’ livelihoods in Chuang Kwa tract of Mandalay Region in Myanmar.
The EU-India free trade agreement threatens food security in India