The publication sought to showcase the role of international aid in situations of national conflict, particularly in relation to issues of militarism and food sovereignty. It contains four case studies from four global regions: Colombia from Latin America and the Caribbean, Ethiopia from East Africa, Pakistan from South Asia, and Palestine from Middle East and North Africa.
The national affiliate of the PCFS in Mongolia has been the focal point for organizing the plenary session on food sovereignty at the recently held Asia-Europe People's Forum or AEPF-11.
Agriculture has always been on top of the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) agenda from the very start. Since it was created two decades ago to replace the GATT, WTO’s trade liberalization policies immediately found its way to open up agricultural trade markets in the Global South.
On the occasion of the World Food Day this year, two landmark international processes, which have influenced policies globally, will coincidently come to a close. After decades of all those expensive conventions and cocktails, we are finally at the end of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) of 1992 and the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) of the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000.