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Soil Atlas: Facts and figures about earth, land and fields
Winning Projects: Ecofair Media - Good Food for All!
Study: Foreign Direct Investment in Agri-Food Networks in India and Sub-Saharan Africa
Call for Applications: Ecofair Media – Good Food for All!
Meat Atlas – Facts and figures about the animals we eat

Agricultural Trade

International trade is regarded as the backbone of the global economy. It is an undeniable fact that it has a positive impact on all concerned. Yet, concrete experiences show that rural poverty and environmental degradation are on the increase in many countries. Small-scale producers in the north and south are losing access to land, water, seed – and markets. Biological and cultural diversity in agriculture are dwindling away. The number of winners in the food industry pales into insignificance compared with the number of losers, which include the consumer. Depending on agricultural imports can have devastating effects, for example when prices skyrocket and countries are no longer in a position to purchase staple foods to feed their own people. For this reason, agricultural trade must take a backseat to social and ecological criteria.

Events

International Conference: Agriculture in Transition - Ecological and fair investment strategies in agriculture
Workshop on “India-EU FTA: For Whom?” in New Delhi
Press Conference and Lobby Briefing in Berlin
Yet the final communiqué showed just how much work is still to be done.
The Case of the Proposed EU-India Free Trade Agreement
What happens to the agricultural and food system if the oil is scarce and expensive?
Dossier with videos, articles and downloads
Videos of the Press Event at the Conference "EcoFair rules!"
In the developing countries the foreign direct investment increase significantly. Ethiopia is particularly interesting for foreign investors.
A case study of the impact of high food prices on Kenyan agricultural producers.
Creating an Opportunity for fairer and more Sustainable Food and Agriculture Systems Worldwide