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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

10 Ways We Pretend War is Not a Crime.

Advocacy, more than economic interests, is about consciousness and knowledge. It is about building a strong democracy, holding those in power accountable. It is about…

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Baobab

Why the Hippo lives in the Water.

Many years ago the hippopotamus, whose name was Isantim, was one of the biggest kings on the land; he was second only to the elephant. The…

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Youth & Mission

Saving the Planet and Ourselves.

Australia, Philippines, California and Central and South Africa have been recently hit by severe drought and endless forest fires.  Thousands are suffering. Plants and animals perish.…

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