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Les mouvements paysans africains opposés aux pesticides

Posted on 11 February 2011 by admin

Par Koffigan E. Adigbli

DAKAR, 11 fév (IPS) РLes mouvements paysans africains préfèrent le modèle traditionnel de production agricole, sans pesticides, ainsi que le système de petites exploitations familiales. Continue Reading


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PARAGUAY: Economy Soaring – For the Few

Posted on 28 October 2010 by admin

Soybean fields in Paraguay.

By Natalia Ruiz Díaz

ASUNCION, Oct 28, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Paraguay’s economy is currently growing at the fastest rate in Latin America, due to growing demand and high prices for agricultural products, especially soy, which is driving the expansion. But the question is whether the benefits of the boom will trickle down to the poor majority.
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ANALYSIS: ‘Food Empires Creating Agricultural Crisis’

Posted on 18 October 2010 by admin

A farmer works crop fields. Dutch professor Jan-Douwe van der Ploeg says that multinational food empires manipulate markets, causing price volatility that affects both consumers and farmers. Credit:Mary Chind/IPS

Analysis by Frank Mulder

UTRECHT, The Netherlands, Oct 18, 2010 (IPS/TerraViva) – Forget speculators, forget biofuel farmers. The real cause behind the permanent food and agricultural crisis is the imperial food regime, squeezing money out of agriculture, a Dutch professor says.
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Americas Social Forum Calls for Agriculture Based on Solidarity

Posted on 17 August 2010 by admin

Preparing for Fourth Americas Social Forum. Credit:Natalia Ruiz Díaz/IPS

By Natalia Ruiz Díaz

ASUNCION, Aug 13, 2010 (IPS) – Small-scale agriculture based on the principles of solidarity and cooperation is the only way to guarantee food sovereignty in Latin America, said peasant and indigenous activists meeting in the Paraguayan capital this week.
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