Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles

Article by Ana Alvarenga de Castro written for the WIDE+ newsletter This article reflects on the current tendency in many peasant communities of more women taking responsibility for food production while still facing the lack of access to natural resources. The lack of land, food and of access to natural resources literally undermines women’s (or … Continue reading Food Sovereignty movement and the women’s struggles

Women – not GMOs feed the world

by Eva Lachkovics Vandana Shiva, Indian scholar and environmental activist, explains why women’s traditional knowledge holds the answer to the problem of food security in India. In PDF: women_not_GMO_feed_world Shiva, a globally well-known Indian scholar, environmental activist and anti-globalization author, recently visited Austria. Together with other NGOs, the WIDE network Austria organized a highly interesting … Continue reading Women – not GMOs feed the world

Agrofuel Production: the World Food Situation, the Right to Food and the Impact on Women

Agrofuel Production: the World Food Situation, the Right to Food and the Impact on Women, published in 2011 Increasing oil prices, rising energy demands, climate change and Kyoto Protocol commitments are the causes of an emerging worldwide renewable energy boom. These renewables include agrofuels, such as agrodiesel made from rapeseed, palm oil, soybean oil or … Continue reading Agrofuel Production: the World Food Situation, the Right to Food and the Impact on Women