The new issue of FIAN International's Right to Food journal is available at: http://www.fian.org/news/article/detail/right-to-food-journal-vol-8-no-1/ It contains the following articles:  'Strengthening the Human Rights Movement Globally: The Vienna+20 CSO Conference' by Brid Brennan and...

The WTO... what can we say? It's complex. Here is an older but still very relevant guide to help you out: http://www.iatp.org/files/451_2_77538.pdf The G-33  is a coalition of developing countries with large populations of  smallholder farmers. They have recently proposed that WTO members seek to fast-track agreement on three paragraphs of the draft Doha accord, at the Organization’s Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013. Some developing countries have argued that progress on agricultural trade issues is needed in order to ‘balance’ concessions on an eventual deal on ‘trade facilitation’. The aim would be to ease restrictions at customs. They argue that focusing food security could help to advance negotiations so as to achieve at least some outcomes in agriculture. They are focused on the ‘aggregate measure of support’ (AMS) which countries have agreed at the global trade body.

FoodTank have compiled a list of 26 food activism films. Those who know me know that I really dislike watching movies. It's not some sort of high-culture "I prefer books,...

  The Committee on World Food Security has a complex organizational structure. Kudos go out to Earth in Brackets and a talented young designer with a keen interest in food politics...

Hello from the General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research, taking place in Bordeaux. I have been pretty stretched over the last few weeks and haven't had the time...

REGISTER NOW to the Annual Civil Society Forum, 5 - 6 October 2013!    Join hundreds of civil society actors in preparation for the 40th Session of the Committee on World Food Security and...

The recently launched Directory of Open Access Books is a collection of freely available academic books across numerous subject areas. http://www.doabooks.org/ Check out, for example, "Sociology of Rural Life" by  Hillyard ,Samantha Happy reading!...