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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.

 

 

Center of Concern | Mon, Nov 21, 2011

Center Focus, Issue 190 - Fall 2011

 In this issue:

  • What if... Reframing the Dream - Jim Hug, S.J.
  • Seeing Agriculture Anew - Maria Riley, O.P.
  • Work-Life Conflict in the United States - Julia Wartenberg
  • Why Language Has Moral - and Unpredictable - Effects - Kerry Danner-McDonald
  • Getting Our Focus Right - Jim Hug, S.J.
  • Center of Concern 40th Anniversary Campaign - Jim Hug, S.J.
Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jan 20, 2010

Interfaith Community Responses and Recommendations on the Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative Consultation Document

In response to U.S. plans for a Global Hunger and Food Security Initiative, diverse faith communities concerned about the role of development in lifting people around the globe out of poverty encouraged the administration to focus on small-producers. Investments in small-producers in particular drive broadly-shared economic development and increase the food supply. With greater prosperity, the consequent higher effective demand for industrial and other goods would induce dynamics that would be a significant source of economic growth.
Center Focus, Issue 181 - Summer 2009

Center of Concern | Tue, Sep 15, 2009

Center Focus, Issue 181 - Summer 2009

In this issue:·        

  • Re-Planning Our Journey:  Pope Benedict Addresses the Crises -- Jim Hug, SJ     
  • Time Ripe for Serious Commitments on Climate Change -- Theresa Polk       
  • Developing Countries Give Voice to Financial and Economic Crises -- Aldo Caliari
  • Rich Country Food Initiative Falls Short -- Theresa Polk
  • Economics for the 21st Century -- Kristin Sampson         
  • The Intersection of Climate Change, Agriculture, and Development:  An Interview with Laura Hurtado (Guatemala) and Fatou Mbaye (Senegal) -- Chadi el-Khoury    
Trade As If People and Earth Matter:  A working document on alternatives

Global Women's Project | Wed, Jul 9, 2008

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A working document on alternatives

Trade As If People and Earth Matter: A Working Document on Alternatives, seeks to contribute to the emerging dialogue on a new framework for trade that holds the promise of promoting just and sustainable development in the countries and areas where it is most needed. Trade policies and agreements must put people first! They should further genuine social and economic development for our neighbors around the world while preserving and creating good jobs here at home. They must support – not hinder – governments in adopting policies to protect public health and the natural environment. Trade policies must strike a balance between creating a predictable structure for international trade and preserving the policy space necessary for governments to foster and secure economic, social and human development for all their citizens.

Beyond WTO Compliance:  Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

Global Women's Project | Thu, Apr 19, 2007

Beyond WTO Compliance: Seeking a Just 2007 U.S. Farm Bill

"The 2002 Farm Bill is set to expire this year and debate on a new Farm Bill is heating up in the U.S. Congress, drawing both domestic and international attention. Given the scope and reach of Farm Bill legislation, this is an opportunity to change the course of U.S. agriculture and draft meaningful legislation for U.S. family farmers and rural communities and their international counterparts. This article will discuss the current direction of U.S. agriculture policy, the interaction with international trade rules and current proposals for the 2007 Farm Bill, contrasting those that seek to comply with trade obligations and those that present an alternative to the current system. "

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