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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)....


 

Report / Food

Setting the Table

A ‘counter mobilization’ to transform corporate food systems included a Global Virtual Rally that highlighted the critical role fisheries play in food security and nutrition



This article is by Elyse Mills (elyse.icsf@gmail.com), Programme Associate, ICSF; Vivienne Solis Rivera (vivienne.solis.rivera@gmail.com), Ravadee Prasertcharoensuk (ravadee.prasertcharoensuk@gmail.com), Beatriz Mesquita (mesquitabia@hotmail.com) and Benjamin Betey Campion (bbcampion@gmail.com), Members of ICSF; Isaac Kweigyah (canoeowners@gmail.com), Chairman, Canoe and Fishing Gear Owners Association of Ghana (CaFGOAG); and Naína Pierri (pierrinai@gmail.com), Professor, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil



From 25 to 28 July 2021, civil society organizations (CSOs) from around the world participated in the Peoples’ Counter Mobilization to Transform Corporate Food Systems. The Mobilization included an eight-hour Global Virtual Rally, with contributions from 100 organizations, three roundtable discussions, and 15 independent dialogues.

The Mobilization was organized in response to the United Nations Food Systems Summit (UNFSS), which took place on 23 September 2021, and its three-day July Pre-Summit. CSOs, including the Civil Society and Indigenous...

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