Challenging the Rules: Global Hunger and the Politics of Food

World Food Day is October 16th, an annual celebration that began in 1981 and is now recognized in 150 countries as a day for raising public awareness concerning global food issues. October 16th also marks the founding of the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), which took place in Quebec City in 1945.

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Every year, Oxfam Canada, as part of its ongoing work in promoting the right to a sustainable livelihood, produces educational materials, conducts workshops and holds public events to raise Canadians’ awareness of global food security. A key objective of Oxfam Canada’s World Food Day work is not only to increase awareness but engage Canadians in taking actions to reduce hunger and poverty locally and internationally.

 

 

Challenging the Rules: Global Hunger and the Politics of Food

1) Challenging the Rules: Global Hunger and the Politics of Food (Cover Page) (pdf document)

2) Contents Page and About Oxfam Canada and World Food Day (pdf document)

3) The Issues (pdf document)

What Rules and policies cause hunger?

  • Economic Policies
  • International Trade Rules
  • Corporate market Power

How do the WTO and FTAA see Food?

4) Solutions (pdf document)

  • What can solve hunger?
  • What is Canada doing in it's aid for agriculture?
  • What should Canada do?

5) What Are Oxfam's Partners Doing? (pdf document)

  • Zimbabwe Project Trust
  • Zimbabwe Backgrounder
  • Good Zimbabwe Food
     
  • Ethiopia - Women Headed Household Project
  • Ethiopia Backgrounder
  • Good Ethiopian Food
     
  • Nicaragua - FENACOOP
  • Nicaragua Backgrounder
  • Good Nicaraguan Food

6) Activities for schools and community groups (pdf document)

7) Sources (pdf document)

 

Thanks for your interest in World Food Day!