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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)

Food Security

Although more food is being produced today than ever before and, in theory, enough food is available to feed everyone, the number of starving people is on the rise: almost a billion people are without sufficient food. Above all, the rural poor in developing and threshold countries are undernourished because monocultures, debt and land grabbing are rife. Food security does not arise through agricultural and food imports as the food industry, among others, maintains. Instead, it is crucial for a country or region to be able to cover its food needs through its own resources. Achieving this requires protecting and promoting local small-scale farming as this is the basis for gaining access to food and also for its quality. For this reason, every country must be entitled to protect its farm and food producers. This is also true of regulations governing the export of fodder, palm oil, cotton and other products to the EU, the cultivation of which requires valuable farmland in developing and threshold countries, which consequently is not available to produce staple foods. Feeding the local population has priority over exports.
Glopolis issued a new study „Food Security and Agricultural Trade in Kenya: the Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Food Security of Poor Kenyans“.
Glopolis issued a new study on food prices in Kenya.
A new infosheet of Glopolis cotributing to the debate on coherence of Common Agricultural Policy with development goals of the European Union.
Glopolis has published a new fact sheet on factors for ensuring food security in Africa.
Glopolis issued a briefing paper related to the issue of biofuels.
While it is broadly recognised that hunger is “a function of entitlements and not of food availability as such,” there is still a vacuum in research and development education with regard to introducing a human rights/governance lens to teaching.
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