INVITATION TO A PRESS CONFERENCE
Rome, 14th of October 2010
Farmers from the international peasant movement La Via Campesina participating in the the plenary session of the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) of the UN in Rome (October 11-16) will present their evaluation of the discussion during a press conference tomorrow.
– 15th of October – 10h30: Press Conference by La Via Campesina
Venue: Philippines room (2nd floor building C)
FAO, Via delle Terme di Caracalla)
Farmers and other stakeholders from civil society are attending the CFS to demand and propose real solutions to the worldwide permanent food crisis, as well as concrete measures to tackle the problems of speculation with food commodities and land-grabbing. The CFS has provided a new space for the civil society but the solutions coming from the grass roots should be taken into account.
So far, la Via Campesina is sceptical about the lack of concrete steps taken to combat landgrabbing, generating mass hunger in the world.
Annelies Schorpion: +393393972104 (7th to 15th of October) or +32474847280, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com
Lorenzo Misuraca (Aiab): +393293562461, firstname.lastname@example.org
Farmers’ representatives available for interviews:
Henry Saragih – Indonesia
Renaldo Chingore – Mozambique
Hortense Kinkodila – Congo Brazzaville
Andrea-Ferrante – Italy
Jeanne Verlinden – Belgium
Chantal Jacovetti – France
Claire Quintin – France
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