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Global food security crisis not merely a ‘logistics’ issue | #HelpUsFeedYou

The G20 Joint statement is nothing more than a glorified ‘hail Mary’ to save its face amid growing criticism of the neoliberal policies it espouses. Its insistence that the current food crisis felt in urban poor areas in lockdown and in rural fields across Latin America, Africa, and Asia as nothing more than a trade problem shows its aversion to meaningful pro-people reforms in food and agriculture.

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Solidarity for Sagip Kanayunan

Members and networks of the People’s Coalition for Food Sovereignty expressed their solidarity to the volunteers of Sagip Kanayunan, a project of PCFS member Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas that provides relief to agricultural workers in Norzagaray, Bulacan province.

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Amid pandemic: Relief ops volunteers detained in PH; int’l coalition demands release

“The Duterte administration has been consistent in violating people’s rights and resorting to militarization even in confronting a global health crisis such as this pandemic. We appeal to realign state priorities by focusing on medical solutions and providing aid to the vulnerable sectors instead of repressing and demonizing independent efforts that only want to help,” said the PCFS.

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Global food security, a ticking time bomb | #HelpUsFeedYou

Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, there’s another looming crisis – food security. Unless there is a radical change in policies including a guarantee to the people’s right to food and prioritizing food sovereignty, the current global health crisis can potentially become a hunger crisis. The Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) is proposing immediate to medium-term policy recommendations to ensure people’s right to food amid the global COVID-19 pandemic. 

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