Seminar with GRAIN – Right Livelihood Award Laureate 2011
Welcome to a seminar with the international organisation GRAIN, where two of its representatives will share experiences from their work related to rights to and control of resources as a key factor for strengthening peoples’ livelihood. Examples from their work on Food Sovereignty and landgrabbing highlight the strong inter-linkages between sustainable management of biodiversity, rights and livelihoods.
In December 2011 GRAIN receives the Rights Livelihood Award “for their worldwide work to protect the livelihoods and rights of farming communities and to expose the massive purchases of farmland in developing countries by foreign financial interests”.
GRAIN is an international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and movements for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. For two decades, GRAIN has been a key player in the global movement to challenge corporate power over people’s food and livelihood and to promote food sovereignty. In recent years, GRAIN has been at the forefront of documenting, and denouncing, the rapidly accelerating phenomenon of land grabbing.
Representing GRAIN: Henk Hobbelink and Renée Vellvé
Date: 7th December, 11.00 – 12.00
Location: Room Asante, Sida Valhallavägen 199, Stockholm
- 11.00 Welcome, Karin Isaksson, Lead Specialist Environment and Climate Change, Sida
- 11.10 GRAIN’s work on biodiversity, climate and food sovereignty, Henk Hobbelink, Coordinator GRAIN
- 11.20 Landgrabbing and the link to human rights and depletion of natural resources, Renée Vellvé, GRAIN
- 11.30 Open discussion
- 12.00 Concluding remarks
Please register with:
Karin Isaksson, Sida, firstname.lastname@example.org, 08-698 53 23