Supporters & non-supporters disagree on the edge of GM food technology in Africa

Supporters & non-supporters disagree on the edge of GM food technology in Africa

WNN WorldFOOD (WNN/IRIN) London, England, UNITED KINGDOM, WESTERN EUROPE: Spikes in food prices and extreme climatic events have threatened global food security in recent years, raising concerns about humanity’s ability to feed its growing population. These fears prompted scientists from the Royal Society to propose in 2009 the ‘sustainable intensification’ (SI) of agriculture. The term […]

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

EL SALVADOR: Women work to save ecosystem through forest conservation

Edgardo Ayala and Claudia Ávalos – WNN MDG Stories (WNN/GDN) San Julián, Los Lagartos, EL SALVADOR: Subsistence agriculture is the mainstay of communities in El Salvador where peasant farmers grow corn and beans on infertile hillsides. The harvests are steadily declining due to climate phenomena. These communities, and especially local farms, are hit hard by […]

“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

“Haitian Peasant Women as Poto Mitan, Central Pillar”: An interview with Iderle Brénus Gerbier

Alexis Erkert – Other Worlds Are Possible – Monday, 26 December 2011 (originally published 20 Dec)  Iderle Brénus Gerbier has worked with many peasant organizations in support of women rights’ and food sovereignty. She is a member of the Haitian National Network for Food Security and Sovereignty (RENHASSA), campaign coordinator for Food Sovereignty in Haiti, […]