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  • Urgent measures required against catastrophic chemical spill in Sri Lanka

    The Government, relevant agencies, and authorities must take immediate action to stop the devastation still being caused by the Express Pearl fire and prevent further such damage. The X-Press Pearl Containers Carrier, a container vessel registered under the Singaporean flag, after been on fire near the Port of Colombo, is now sunk. It transported containers…

  • A new Guide to advance Peasants’ and Indigenous Peoples’ Right to Seeds

    Protecting and elevating rural people’s rights is essential for food sovereignty in a context of climate change, rapid biodiversity loss and pandemics. A new guide sets out an innovative pathway to orient transformative policies at national and international levels. Peasants and Indigenous Peoples feed more than 70 percent of the world and are key agents…

  • Food Sovereignty in a time of pandemic

    When the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a Public Health Emergency of International Concern on 30 January 2020, few imagined the scale of the devastation that the disease would wreak across the world, or for how long it would last. As COVID-19 swung from country to country on its deadly course, it became clear…

  • Webinar – Implementing the SSF Guidelines: what we have learnt and what we need to do next

    The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines), endorsed by the FAO Committee on Fisheries (COFI) in 2014, provide a framework for small-scale fisheries governance and development. To support their implementation, a Global Strategic Framework (SSF-GSF) was put in place as a partnership mechanism giving…
  • Ten Years of Nyéléni – Much to celebrate!

    A decade ago, the movements of peasants, fisherfolk, shepherds, women, migrants, workers, young people, and indigenous peoples sowed a crucial seed in the defence of Food Sovereignty and the right to food - the Nyéléni Newsletter.  During this ten year germination period, we have shared challenges, experiences, reflections, and acts of unity. In recent times,…
  • SSF Guidelines and their implementation in Africa – Information Sharing Session 1

    Session 1 - The Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context of Food Security and Poverty Eradication (SSF Guidelines): an important tool for sustainable development of small-scale fisheries The Africa Advisory Group of the Global Strategic Framework of the implementation of the Voluntary Guidelines for Securing Sustainable Small-Scale Fisheries in the Context…
  • FAO and CropLife “new strategic partnership”: IPC letter to the FAO’s Director General

    The IPC publishes here the letter that the 20th of November 2020 we sent to the attention of FAO’s Director General Qu Dongyu in the framework of the IPC – FAO Exchange of Letters that started in 2003. This letter came in reaction to the “new strategic partnership” between FAO and CropLife signed by the…
  • CSO Communication on the 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia

    CSO communication on the 32nd FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia On line event 21-23/10/2020   To download the PDF of the final report click  HERE Nyéléni ECA has successfully concluded the preparation workshops on 5th and 8th October; the CSO Consultation on 21-23 October with your precious contribution and participation. 5 spokespeople…
  • Beyond land – Territory and Food Sovereignty

    The new edition of the Nyéléni Newsletter is now online!  Land has always been a highly contested good. Control over land and related resources reflect the power relations in a country/region, and are an indicator of existing social injustices. At the same time, these resources are central to the rights, livelihoods and identity of small-scale…

  • YOUR LAND, MY LAND, OUR LAND: Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia releases access to land handbook

    Today the Nyéléni Food Sovereignty Movement in Europe and Central Asia (Nyéléni ECA) launches a practical tool to support and strengthen land struggles for small and medium-scale food producers and local communities.   Land access issues, long since recognised in international and institutional spaces, are even more urgent in the current context: both due to…
  • Presentation of Naseegh Jaffer (WFFP) and Manas Roshan (ICSF) to the Side Event 120 of CFS 46

    On the occasion of the 46th meeting of the Committee on Food Security, Manas Roshan from ICSF and Naseegh Jaffer form WFFP were invited to speak as panellists to the SE120 Treasures of the oceans and inland waters – ensuring food security and nourishing nations: Gaining and sharing knowledge in the Decade of Action on…

  • CSOs Latin American and Caribbean Consultation on the implementation of farmers’ rights to Plant Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture 1

    CSOs Latin American and Caribbean Consultation on the implementation of farmers’ rights to Plant Genetic Resources for Food & Agriculture

    The 40 participants representing farmers, indigenous, women and pastoralist organizations of the Regional Consultation of Latin America and the Caribbean on the Implementation of Farmers’ Rights coming from 13 countries of Latin America and the Caribbean, meeting in Seberí, Río Grande do Sul, Brazil, between 17 and 20 of April, 2018 celebrated the opportunity to meet each other to continue weaving alliances, links and exchanges, strengthening our commitment to defend the seeds for Food Sovereignty.