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Dossier August 2015

The Right to Land

Access to land is central to food security and the livelihood of individuals. When we talk about the fight against hunger and poverty reduction, we must consider not only the economic factors but, above all, the formal and informal rules that regulate access to land which is strictly linked to access to food. Food security…

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The Right to Food

The right to adequate food as a human right was first formally recognized by the United Nations in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) in 1948. It was further recognized in Article 11 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights in1966, (entered into force in 1976), which stated that, “Everyone has…

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Love the earth as yourself

The world was created by God so that all could have nourishment: “Food is not something to be consumed but a gift of God to be shared”. God created a world in which the living could live and therefore find nourishment. The first pages of Genesis tell the story of creation. God entrusts food to…

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The fight against hunger. An illusory victory

Next September, the international community will present a report that aims to assess how the world is doing in implementing the policies and actions needed to achieve the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and related outcomes. We checked on the progress made. The latest FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization) estimates indicate that 805 million people around…

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Advocacy

Silencing the Guns in Africa.

On 27 February 2019, the Security Council welcomed the African Union’s “determination to rid Africa of conflicts and create conditions favorable for the growth, development…

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Baobab

How the Dogs Came.

A long time ago there were no domestic animals, all were wild, and all were the enemy of man. They feared him, and he feared them,…

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Youth & Mission

Pan-African Youth Leadership Development.

The Leadership Development and Mentorship program has an ambitious agenda for training tomorrow’s leaders across Africa. Africa is by far the world’s youngest continent, with a median…

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