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My visit to Villa Loyola, a coffee finca in Colombia

15 August 2018
Villa Loyola is an agroecological farm located in the south west of Colombia in the municipality of Chachagüí.  Its Agroecological and Environmental Innovation Center promotes the implementation of strategies for the protection and sustainable use of environmental resources in Nariño, through workshops with farmers. Photo credit: J Braverman

John Braverman SJ Consumers are gaining concern over the sources of our food.  Is it farmed sustainably?  Are dangerous chemicals used, or is it produced organically?  How are the producers (farmers) compensated for their labors? With these questions in mind, I was happy to discover a Jesuit-owned coffee farm called Villa Loyola or Finca...
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Redesigning food systems in Chiapas, Mexico

15 May 2017
Mujeres tseltales seleccionan su café a mano. Foto de: Enrique Carrasco, SJ-Canadian Jesuits International

Emilio Travieso, SJ We need to reinvent our food systems.  The dominant model of industrialised agriculture and globalised capitalist markets has failed to solve the problem of hunger, despite producing more than enough food for the needs of the world’s population.  Meanwhile, it is harming the environment, creating inequality, and contributing to health problems....
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Zero hunger, food security, improved nutrition, and sustainable agriculture (SDG 2)

15 January 2017
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It is disconcerting that in the 21st century, hunger remains a second priority when talking about Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – after eradication of extreme poverty, one of the main causes of hunger. The hunger problem, it would seem, should have been almost overcome, or is experienced only in pockets in certain areas of...
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A consumption model from France and Belgium points the way ahead: Community-supported agriculture

24 November 2011
El grupo de compra solidaria de Neder-Over-Heembeek. Foto de: nohcomitedequartier.org

Claire Wiliquet In a globalised economy, the chain between production and consumption is increasingly lengthened, so that the centres of decision-making become increasingly distant from most people.  Conventional purchasing groups which provide supermarkets with agricultural products grow significantly, creating monopolies that allow them to decide what happens, what will be sold and bought and...
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