This section of the report 'Financing the Global Sharing Economy' demonstrates how shifting subsidy support away from agribusiness in OECD countries could form a major step towards meeting
international development goals, and could contribute significantly to a fairer and more
environmentally sustainable model of agriculture.
A global citizens' report on 'Seed Freedom' depicts the concentration and
restrictions in the global seed sector as a result of Intellectual
Property Rights (IPR) regimes and corporate convergence. Released by Navdanya.
One important piece of the answer to the food price crisis is the
simple yet powerful idea of saving food in times of plenty for use in
times of scarcity. The Institute of Agriculture and Trade Policy have released a compendium of current writing on food reserves, with a contribution from Share The World's Resources.
On March 7th, European Coordination Via Campesina and Nyéléni Europe
organised a public conference on food sovereignty called “More
Farmers, Better Food”, held to communicate to a large public and to European institutions the results
of the Nyéléni Europe Forum, held in Austria in August 2011.
While the 2007-08 food price crisis
has been a catalyst for important policy reforms, governments have yet to
address its underlying causes and enact deeper
structural reforms, leaving the world at risk of another devastating spike in
global food prices. A report bySophia Murphy and Timothy A. Wise.
The consolidation of transnational corporations has seen some shifting of the focus of power in global agricultural markets, away
from governments and supranational bodies towards agribusinesses. But the exercise of this power isn’t limitless
and can be constrained by policy, finds a report by the Oxford Farming Conference.
While the EU's Common Agricultural Policy persists with its central focus of fostering competitiveness and exports of European agribusiness, it will continue to undermine small-scale farming and create greater food insecurity in the global South, says a report by Transnational Institute et al.