Tag Archive for 'Olivier De Schutter'

Expert advice can help G20 Agriculture meeting deal with soaring food prices says Friends of the Earth

June 21st, 2011 by Friends of the Earth

The G20 Agriculture meeting takes place on 22 June 2011.  In advance of this meeting, Friends of the Earth warns that rising food prices and large-scale hunger will only be prevented by overhauling the EU’s farming policy and ending biofuel targets and food commodity speculation. Ministers from the world’s 20 leading economies will meet in […]

Eco-Farming can double food production in 10 Years, says new UN report

March 9th, 2011 by United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights

Small-scale farmers can double food production within ten years in critical regions by using ecological methods, the UN report “Agro-ecology and the right to food” shows. Based on an extensive review of the recent scientific literature, the study calls for a fundamental shift towards agroecology as a way to boost food production and improve the […]