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Seeding Justice:  A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

Global Women's Project | Mon, Sep 16, 2013

Seeding Justice: A New Value System for Food and Agriculture

The current food price crisis clearly demonstrates this fundamental conflict. Industrial agribusiness corporations have reported record profits, while the number of those who are food insecure has surpassed one billion. , The extremes of wealth accumulation amidst deepening impoverishment make clear the need for re-structuring of the global economic system, starting with the replacement of the current industrial agricultural model with an agricultural system rooted in human needs and the global common good.

 

 

Free Trade Area of the Americas:  Participation, Accountability and Transparency

Global Women's Project | Thu, Mar 1, 2001

Free Trade Area of the Americas: Participation, Accountability and Transparency

"In order to achieve a shared and just vision for trade in the Western Hemisphere, FTAA governments must work with civil society to identify the issues that are at stake as well as the structures and procedures for communication and policymaking that should be in place. In addition, civil society groups must continue to strengthen their voice through social movement building, so that governments are held accountable for their actions. If all of these occur, it just may be possible to ensure that social development is at the core of trade and investment policymaking."