October 2018

Rural women speak out at UN food security plenary: ‘After a decade of celebrating International Rural Women’s Day we are still denied our rights’

For immediate release, Monday, 15 october 2018 | Women farmers, fishers, pastoralists, agriculture workers and indigenous smallholders have been feeding their communities for centuries but remain largely invisible in the world of agriculture.

To celebrate International Day of Rural Women today at the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) Plenary in Rome, a panel of experts on food security, representing women’s grassroots organisations have come together to share their experiences, struggles and demands.

Report exposes how PPPs across the world drain the public purse, and fail to deliver in the public interest

Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank

Experts call for World Bank Group to end aggressive promotion of PPPs for public service provision

A new report exposing how public private partnerships across the globe have drained the public purse and failed to deliver in the public interest will be launched at the Annual Meetings of the World Bank in Bali next week.

When Food Becomes Immaterial: Confronting the Digital Age

At a time where technology is infiltrating every area of our lives, this year’s Right to Food and Nutrition Watch takes a closer look at how this new era impacts food, our source of life, identity and social relations.

Over the past few decades, public goods, such as education and health – the pillars of human rights – have increasingly been taken over by private actors to make profit. Food, of course, has been traded for centuries, but the recent failure in market regulation has reduced it to a mere commodity