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Dear <<First Name>>, I hope this mail finds you well.

Year 2017 has been very important and productive for us at the Milan Center for Food Law and Policy. 

We started with moving to our new premises at Palazzo Isimbardi, and immediately organised a series of events not only in Milan (such as Nutrirsi è un diritto, sprecare no, Best Practices against Work Exploitation in AgricultureInnovation and Food Sustainability in European Metropolitan Areas, The socio-economic and legal value of sustainable seafood certification) but also in Bruxelles (here the press review) and Rome (here).

The main event was our First International Forum "Rules of Water, Rules for Life" summarised in the following video.

This year we expanded the RTF Map in joint collaboration with Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition and we published 3 editions of the Food Sustainability Report

Then we worked, and we are still working, on different researches that will be finished in the forthcoming months. 

So, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and continue to read the selection of arguments we think can be in your interests!
 

That was then, this is now: WTO and agriculture


The Eleventh World Trade Organization (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Buenos Aires has ended. Advances were made toward an agreement on fisheries, and groups of countries made plans to focus on e-commerce, investment facilitation, and on micro, small, and medium-sized enterprises. But WTO members could not agree on a joint Ministerial Declaration. And in agriculture, there were no advances on domestic subsidies (which at one point seemed to be a “deliverable” at the Ministerial). The article by Eugenio Diaz-Bonilla at ifpri.org.
 

World’s most comprehensive map showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil launched

 

Marking World Soil DayFao launched the most comprehensive global map to date showing the amount of carbon stocks in the soil.

Soil organic matter, with carbon as its main component, is crucial to soil health and fertility, water infiltration and retention as well as food production.  As a major carbon storage system, conserving and restoring soils are essential for both sustainable agriculture and climate change mitigation.  

Gender-based violence affects food security and nutrition

 

When women are hurt, food insecurity and poverty prevail in many households. Eliminating gender-based violence (GBV) is crucial, not only because it violates human rights but also because it reinforces many contributing factors as an interview with FAO’s Deputy Director-General, Daniel Gustafson outlines on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.

Interview with FAO’s Deputy Director-General, Daniel Gustafson
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