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Issue No:74
  • :August
  • :2016


On an empty beach
in sunlight
I built my castle
the wind was my architect
together we sculpted
soft curves from the dunes
I found ribbons of seaweed
sprawling like handwriting
in the tideline of debris
washed from the sea of knowledge
with these I garlanded the walls
I made a roof from shells
that giggled stories about crabby hermits
and boring barnacles
someone has spilt black
tar on my castle
ink black sticky stains
that burn where they touch me
that burn
—Gabriellr Maughan



CSO Declaration

Small farmers, agriworkers, fishworkers, pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, consumers, NGOs, women and youth from Europe and Central Asia speak out

This statement is from the CSO Regional Consultation, held on 2nd and 3rd May, 2016, prior to the FAO’s 30th Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (ERC) in Antalya, Turkey

We, the 56 representatives of small farmers, agricultural workers, fishing communities and fishworkers, pastoralists, Indigenous Peoples, consumers, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), women and youth, representing civil society organizations (CSOs) at the local, regional, national and international levels in the region of Europe and Central Asia, came together in Antalya, Turkey, on 2-3 May 2016 to provide our contributions to the 30th FAO Regional Conference for Europe and Central Asia (4-5-6 May 2016, Antalya, Turkey).

We appreciate the efforts of FAO in supporting the civil society and democratic grassroots movements to collectively strengthen the voice of the millions of small-scale food producers and family farmers who are recognized by this regional FAO conference as the backbone for rural development and improvement of livelihoods, and who provide the bulk of our food. They, together with...

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