MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS

MONEY SENT HOME BY MIGRANT WORKERS COULD BOOST RURAL ECONOMIES, UN SAYS New York, Jun 28 2013  2:00PM Remittances — the money sent by migrants to theirhome countries — could generate $30 billion annually for investment inrural areas if initiatives were scaled up, according to the United Nationsagency that works to …

Bill Gates pushes high-tech (corporate) agriculture…but who benefits?

“Big Ag, including the Monsantos of the world, would have you believe that GM foods, and all the chemicals and fertilizers that go with them, are the solution to world hunger. It’s an argument that should be challenged far more energetically than it is. Sadly, it looks like Gates, with …

Ensuring Access to Water for Agriculture Vital for Sustainable Future – UN

ENSURING ACCESS TO WATER FOR AGRICULTURE VITAL FOR SUSTAINABLE FUTURE – UN New York, Mar 22 2012 10:05AM Ensuring universal access to water and using it wisely in agriculture is essential to end famine, drought and political instability, United Nations officials stressed today, adding that countries must strive to provide …

GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting

Latest News – 2 June 2011 GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting Read More: GSP Secretariat Briefs UN Delegates on Outcomes of Helsinki Meeting 1_June_2011: The Executive Secretary of the UN Secretary-General’s High-level Panel on Global Sustainability (GSP) has briefed UN delegates on the recent work …

UN Report on Right to Food Promotes Agroecology, Questions Corporate-controlled Farming

This report explores how States can achieve a reorientation of their agricultural systems towards modes of production that are highly productive, highly sustainable and that contribute to the progressive realization of the human right to adequate food.  Drawing on an extensive review of the scientific literature published in the last …