Category Archives: Food

Keeping faith in the climate talks

As the international climate negotiations re-open in Doha, should we keep faith in the possibility of a successful outcome despite the difficulties of brokering a deal among 194 countries?

By guest blogger Roeland Scholtalbers of sister network CIDSE

The buzz around the Copenhagen climate summit is a distant memory. Since December 2009, climate change has quickly moved down the priority list of many. In the midst of a deep global financial and economic crisis, tackling climate change unfortunately isn’t part of most governments’ efforts to fix their faltering economies. Continue reading

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Promesse de bonnes récoltes au Burkina Faso

Florence et d Veronique avec leur blé recolté.Par Alistair Dutton/Caritas 2012

Par Ryan Worms

Au Burkina Faso, l’OCADES (Caritas Burkina) et ses partenaires internationaux poursuivent la mise en œuvre du projet d’aide aux populations victimes de la crise alimentaire dans 10 des 13 régions du pays. L’intervention menée ces derniers mois offre une assistance vitale à des milliers de familles parmi les plus vulnérables face à la faim et aux conséquences de la mauvaise saison agricole passée. Continue reading

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Caritas Beligium launch new campaign on food security and water

And a new website

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UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food

UN Special Rapporteur on the “Right to Food”, Mr. Olivier de Schutte was interviewed by Caritas Europa.

A video interview with Mr. Olivier de Schutter will be screened at a High Level Panel at the European Development Days, organised by Caritas Europa, Caritas Belgium, CIDSE and Cyprus NGO Development Platform (CYNDEP), on 17 October 2012 from 14:00 to 15:30.

Panellists will debate how to effectively integrate the Right to Food into the new post-2015 policy framework in light of the expiration of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in 2015, and the Rio+20 mandate for Sustainable Development Goals. The debate will include EU and UN experiences and advices, as well as good practices from the field by FIAN and Caritas Rwanda. The event’s aim is to generate recommendations and concrete solutions to improve the respect, the protection and the fulfilment of the Right to Food.
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On the brink: Hunger in the Sahel (Caritas Canada)

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Niger: On the hunger frontline

The film is also available in French and Spanish

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The food crisis in Sahel: how do we prevent the next one?

Fr. Isidore Ouedraogo, Director of Caritas Burkina Faso addressed the event

By Rev. Msgr. Robert J. Vitillo, Head of Caritas Internationalis Delegation to the UN in Geneva

On 02 July 2012, Floriana Polito and I had the pleasure of convening some influential figures in the fight against hunger and poverty. Caritas Internationalis, together with Oxfam, held an important side event focused on human rights in the context of the food crisis in the Sahel region of Africa; it was held at the Palais des Nations in conjunction with the 20th Session of the UN Human Rights. Continue reading

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