US ‘fast- tracking’ of the Trans-Pacific Partnership should ring alarm bells with the Australian public. Is the Abbott government on the brink of signing away our sovereign rights?
Story by Dr Nick Rose , April 2014 This paper – and the video presentation – was prepared for delegates to the 7th World Urban Forum, taking place in Medellin in Colombia, from 5th to 11th April, 2014. The Australian Food Sovereignty Alliance and the Food Alliance were successfully in securing a 2-hour workshop on […]
Charles Massy is a farmer and researcher of great importance to Australia. Charles’s ability to write about farmers and farming is perhaps enhanced by his own credentials and experience in farming. Charles’ book “Breaking the Sheep’s Back” documents the collapse of the Australian wool industry. Last year Charles completed his PhD project on Farming and […]
Food Sovereignty Alliance calls for tighter controls on foreign ownership and control of Australian farmland Australian farmers and communities lose while transnational corporations profit 17 February 2014 Debate rages about whether Australia should allow foreign investment in agricultural land. Transnational agribusinesses and financial institutions are acquiring stakes in agricultural land and infrastructure in land-rich countries […]
How can our political parties tackle global hunger this election? Oxfam are urging Australia’s political parties to commit to a major increase in our foreign aid budget and the proportion of it that goes to working with small-scale producers, women especially, to tackle food insecurity in the global south. Read the article below and follow […]