Meeting of the Alliance for the Food Sovereignty of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean
The Alliance for the Food Sovereignty of the Peoples of Latin America and the Caribbean, that gathers regional and continental networks around the political framework of food sovereignty, will organize a meeting and will participate at the Civil Society Consultation ahead of the FAO 34th Regional Conference (Panama City, February 19-20, 2016).
The goal of the Consultation is to discuss and develop recommendations related to the 34th Regional Conference´s agenda. Also, the organizations member of the Alliance will discuss about its operation and will agree on a mobilization and activity plan to highlight the principles of Food Sovereignty for the continent.
Real World Radio will be present covering this event to make visible the current struggles and challenges of the peasant, environmental and agroecological movements of Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Venezuela has been supporting the struggle against hunger through the cooperation with 16 Latin American and Caribbean countries, inspired in the solidarity among peoples as a way to build Food Sovereignty”, said the coordinator of a programme that involves the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Ciro Marcano, in an interview with Real World Radio. Watch video
5th Regional Consultation of Peoples, Social Movements and Civil Society Organizations for Food Sovereignty and Social Justice. Towards the 34th FAO Regional Conference for Latin America and the Caribbean - Panama City, February 19-20, 2016. Read more
A member of the International Indian Treaty Council, the indigen Kuna Mani (Jorge Stanley) explains the meaning, challenges and achievements of the Alliance for Food Sovereignty meeting in Panama. Watch video
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