Flora Sonkin

High Level Panel on the Future of Agroecology. Second International Symposium on Agroecology. Credit: © FAO/Giuseppe Carotenuto.
May 8, 2018
ROME, Italy—April 3-5, 2018, hallways of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) buzzed with over 700 representatives from government, civil society, private sector, and the UN agencies at the second agroecology symposium.
Crop spraying on the Agrica rice plantation. Credit: Greenpeace
April 12, 2018
Buzzwords like 'business-enabling environment,' which underlie NAFSN discourse and practice, merely support the expansion of large-scale and export-oriented agribusinesses, at the cost of local farmers and biodiversity.