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A food fight over Food for Peace

by David Rodgers Politico April 24, 2013

After a decade of foreign wars, who’d have thought Washington would now be fighting over something called “Food for Peace”? Yet almost half the House Republicans voted against funding the Eisenhower-era icon in the previous Congress. And Wednesday found Rajiv Shah — the bright young star at ...

A Tsimané family in front of their home in El Jatatal. Photo: Rafael Acuña/IPS

Bolivan ranchers try to drive Tsimané indians off their land

by Rafael Acuña Coaquira Inter Press Service April 20, 2013

EL JATATAL, Bolivia, Mar 25 2013 (IPS) - “We can’t take any more abuse,” Carmelo Tayo, the head of this small Tsimané indigenous village, says sadly. The community has lived for decades on land in Bolivia’s Amazon jungle that outsiders are now trying to gain control of....

Afghanistan – the world’s most dangerous place for aid workers

by IRIN News April 18, 2013

Attacks on aid workers in Afghanistan - the world’s most dangerous country for aid workers - are likely to be as high in 2013 as the worst year on record, 2011, according to a new report from the Afghanistan NGO Safety Office (ANSO) published today....

Obama proposes end to monetized food aid

by IRIN News April 11, 2013

The President's budget, tabled on Wednesday 10 April, ends years of US reliance for food aid on its agriculture surpluses. However, NGOs have been asking for removing the requirement to buy most of the emergency food aid in the US and transporting it on US vehicles to reduce costs and save time....

We must change global tax system to insure that poor countries get a fair share—OECD. OECD official says rich countries should demand transparency f...

by Marc Tran The Guardian April 5, 2013

The global tax structure must change as it is unacceptable that a large part of the world economy is passing through tax havens, a senior official from the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said on Friday....

administration seeks to overhaul international food aid

by Ron Nixon New York Times April 4, 2013

WASHINGTON — An Obama administration plan to change the way the United States distributes its international food aid has touched off an intense lobbying campaign by a coalition of shipping companies, agribusiness and charitable groups who say the change will harm the nation’s economy and hamper ...

The Code of Conduct on the Right to Adequate Food: A Tool for Civil Society

by Michael Windfuhr September 7, 2012

Michael Windfuhr The Right to Adequate Food is a fundamental human right firmly established in international law. This right flows from the Charter of the United Nations, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultu...

Fair Trade having enforcement difficulties in growing $6 billion market

by Simon Clark and Heather Walsh Bloomberg News December 18, 2011

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