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Issue No:86
  • :0973-1121
  • :November
  • :2021

Samudra Report No.86, November 2021

 

Time to Shift Gear
It is high time that negotiations on subsidies at the WTO result in an agreement whose primary goal is transparency and universality in fisheries conservation and management measures
The draft Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies (WT/MIN(21)/W/5) from the Chair of the Negotiation Group on Rules of the World Trade Organization (WTO), ought to be welcomed. This text is to facilitate the final negotiations ahead of the 12th Ministerial Conference (MC12) to be held soon in Geneva (30 November to 3 December)....


 

United Nations / Food Systems

Seeds that Can’t Be Buried

A counter-mobilization event in July 2021 united social movements, indigenous peoples and civil society organizations opposed to the UN Food Systems Summit



This article is by Magdalena Ackermann Aredes (mackermann@sidint.org), Policy and Advocacy Officer, Food Systems, Nutrition and Agroecology, Society for International Development (SID); Charlotte Dreger (dreger@fian.org), Policy and Advocacy Officer, Sustainable Food Systems, FIAN International; and Marion Girard (marion.girard.cisneros@csm4cfs.org), Communications Officer, Secretariat of the Civil Society and Indigenous Peoples’ Mechanism (CSM)



From 2019 until 2020, according to the State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2021 report, the number of those suffering from hunger increased by 161 mn to total 811 mn people globally. While hunger has been on the rise since 2014, the COVID-19 pandemic is exacerbating pre-existing inequalities, pushing millions of people to the brink of survival and demonstrating the ongoing crisis of public systems.

Moreover, the multidimensional crisis that populations around the world are facing has exposed the longstanding tension between two alternative views of food and food systems. On the one hand, there is...

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