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Food for Life Bulletin - October 2013

31. October 2013

    Get involved in the new campaign cycle to eradicate hunger!

     

    The 2013 General Assembly of the EAA (22-25 August 2013) voted to renew their joint advocacy on food and related issues for the 2014-2017 campaign cycle.

     

    Defending our seeds: 2013 Churches’ Week of Action on Food

     

    Thank you to everyone who joined the global call to protect our seeds during the Churches’ Week of Action on Food, 13-20 October 2013. Here are two examples of “champion seed defenders” through their actions during the week...

     

    We need your support to protect our seeds!

     

    Even though the “Week of Action” is over for 2013, urgent action is still required to support farmers to protect their seeds and to revive their seed-saving practices and knowledge.

     

    Mapping seed origins and futures

     

    The story of seeds is indeed fertile ground for increasingly pertinent conversations about biodiversity, food security and climate change.

     

    World Food Day event: Partnering for sustainable food systems

     

    On World Food Day, World Vision International and the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance brought together a panel of experts in Geneva to explore how we can prevent and mitigate future food crises by encouraging partnerships that link humanitarian response with longer-term development and nutrition solutions.

     

    Food prizes: Who deserves our praise?

     

    The Food Sovereignty Prize was awarded in October by the US Food Sovereignty Alliance, which includes EAA members the Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns and Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

     

    Notwithstanding its challenges, nothing compares to the CFS

     

    Friday, 11 October 2013 marked the closing of the 40th session on the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) - the key multilateral and intergovernmental policy forum on food and agriculture.

     

    Biofuel production versus food production: Getting our priorities right

     

    In spite of evidence in the 2011 & 2013 High Level Panel of Experts report that clearly show that biofuels have contributed to price spikes & volatility in food prices, these facts failed to make their way into any official CFS agreements (decision boxes).

     

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The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance is a broad international network of churches and Christian organizations cooperating in advocacy on food and HIV and AIDS. The Alliance is based in Geneva, Switzerland. For more information, see http://www.e-alliance.ch/

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