The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty has formulated the following nine demands for food and rights that represent the aspirations of rural food producers to feed the world and pave the way for a just, equitable, and sustainable food system that guarantees the peoples’ right to food. This is the popular version of our policy recommendations to ensure people’s right to food amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Highlights of the webinar jointly organized by PCFS and KMP. It tackled the impacts of the COVID 19 pandemic to the rural people, repression under the Duterte regime, and policy demands of the people’s organizations in the Philippines.
The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty is initiating this sign-on statement that calls for the rescindment of the UN-WEF partnership, and instead organize a people-centered and inclusive Summit in 2021. You can sign as an individual or as an organization.
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.
On March 29, PCFS members and networks took to online platforms to expose the severity of the continuing problem of global landlessness by bringing focus to the unseen and disenfranchised landless rural peoples. With global sweep of COVID-19, participating organizations also highlighted the failures of neoliberal policies that only aggravate the vulnerability of the rural peoples, especially the landless, from the pandemic’s resulting socio-economic impacts and their susceptibility to contracting the disease.
The global economy is dipping into recession as a global pandemic and overproduction in oil trigger the weaknesses of a globalized neoliberal economy, and the most vulnerable are the rural poor and landless. Neoliberal actors want the world to turn a blind eye to landlessness and the rural landless peoples, but the landless will always take a stand. Landless peoples of the world, we will rise!