Friday, 13 July 2012

Why agroecology is the solution to hunger and food insecurity

Miguel Altieri (professor of agroecology at the University of California, Berkeley and author of Agroecology: The Science of Sustainable Agriculture) shares his views at a conference on Agroecology co-organized by the Transnational Institute (TNI), the Institute of Social Studies (ISS), and Royal Group in Economics University of Amsterdam (December 2011).

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Australian First: Aussie Farmer Attends La Via Campesina Meeting.

AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST: With the help of the Food Connect Community in Australia. Australian Small Scale fruit, herbs and vegi farmer Ray Palmer is off to Seoul Korea to attend a regional meeting of La Via Campesina to discuss how best to respond to the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement - An agreement which will place major strains on smaller countries and small scale farmers throughout the Pacific Rim.

Check out this short video with Ray before he leaves next week!



Sunday, 1 July 2012

Update from Rio+20

Dear all,

I filmed this short update on my reflections after attending the Rio+20 Conference.

Hope you find it useful.