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Together we can cool the planet

Did you know that the agroindustrial food system causes half of all greenhouse gas emissions? Well it does ! This new video by La Vía Campesina and GRAIN gives you the information you need to understand how the agroindustrial food system is impacting our climate, and at the same time what we can do to change course and start cooling the planet. And every single one of us is part of the solution!

Watch the Video in English, Espanol, Français

Date: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2015

International Day of Rural Women

15th of October is the International Day of Rural Women!

Dear friends from MIJARC,

The United Nations’ (UN) International Day of Rural Women celebrates and honors the role of rural women on October 15 each year. It recognizes rural women’s importance in enhancing agricultural and rural development worldwide.

The idea of honoring rural women with a special day was put forward at the Fourth World Conference on Women in Beijing, China, in 1995. It was suggested that October 15 be celebrated as “World Rural Women’s Day,” which is the eve of World Food Day, to highlight rural women’s role in food production and food security._

What are you doing today to honor rural women in your village/country? Please, share it with us.

To inspire you, here are some facts and figures about Rural Women:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfQ27Dx3k8Y [1]

 

Date: 
Thursday, October 15, 2015

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