Wednesday, 10 October 2007

World Food day 16th October 2007

The theme for this year’s World Food Day on 16th October is the Right to Food. During this week the World Bank will also be publishing its World Development Report 2008 that focuses this year on Agriculture.

The UK Food Group will be marking World Food Day with a series of member-led seminars, briefings, publication launches and debates. These will describe how food providers should be integrated into decision making processes and could be better supported in order to realise the Right to Food and food sovereignty. This will help to ensure food for the hungry and poor consumers, to secure the livelihoods of small-scale food providers and to sustain local environments, enabling adaptation to climate change.

The UK Food Group is the principal civil society network of organisations concerned with global food and farming issues. It provides a forum for debate on topical issues, conducts research and provides information to members, the public and decision makers. It serves as the BOND working group on these issues and is the UK focal point for relevant regional and international networks and organisations.

Defending Farmers and the Right to Food is organised by
Practical Action, Concern UK, Progressio, and Send a Cow.
Tuesday 16 October 2007, 10am - 5.30pm
NCVO, Regent's Wharf, 8 All Saints Street, London N1 9RL

The Global Campaign Against Poverty (GCAP) event follows the next day with 24 hours of action against poverty ‘Stand up Speak out!’ Before the end of the year there will also be the conclusion of the European Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) negotiations and the publication, later, of the final report of the World Bank’s International Assessment of Agricultural Science and Technology for Development.

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