Food Sovereignty

On the Border, Small Farmers Tackle Big Issues of Migration, Climate Change, Food Policy

Escrito por  |  20 / November / 2017

Ciudad Juarez on the Chihuahua-Texas border has historically been a nexus of migration and global capital flows. Now that the presidency of Donald Trump has revived international debates on both, the international small farmers’ organization, Via Campesina, gathered from around the world there in early November to examine the connections between low-wage work, migration and the environment.

NAFTA 101 Briefing Series: Agriculture and Migration

Escrito por  |  12 / July / 2017

NAFTA’s impact on small-scale agriculture in Mexico and an Agenda for Reforms.

People’s Proposals in the Global Village

Escrito por  |  15 / December / 2015

At the Global Village of Alternatives, dozens of grassroots organizations from countries all around the world present their arguments for stronger efforts to stop climate change and offer ground-up solutions based on traditional knowledge and new technologies.

“The Paris Accords Will Cause the Planet to Burn”

Escrito por  |  7 / December / 2015

The Paris agreement, according to Pablo Solón, a veteran of climate negotiations, “will be an agreement that will burn up the planet.”

Mexican Agriculture: Full Warehouses, Empty Pocketbooks

Escrito por  |  5 / November / 2015

Outraged Mexican farmers arrived at the same bridges at the frontier with the United States this Monday. For ten hours they blocked the importation lane of the Córdoba/Americas international bridge that links the city of El Paso, Texas, with Ciudad Juárez in Mexico.

The Occupation of the Bridge of the Americas

Escrito por  |  28 / October / 2015

The Bridge of the Americas, known as the Cordoba Bridge or Free Bridge in borderland parlance, carries more than just commercial trucks and routine travelers between the northern Mexican city of Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas. Over the years the border crossing over the Rio Grande has also served as a bridge between social movements and political ideas with transcendence in Mexico, the United States and across the globe.

Trade Deals Boosting Climate Change: The Food Factor

Escrito por  |  26 / October / 2015

We see seven main ways through which the food and agriculture components of today’s trade and investment deals will make the climate crisis worse.