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Civil Society Statement on the Hague Conference

The six day Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change, organized by the the Government of the Netherlands, in close cooperation with the Governments of Ethiopia, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Vietnam, the World Bank and the FAO, started October 31, 2010.
Civil Society Statement on the Hague Conference on Agriculture, Food Security and Climate Change

While it is important to examine and find solutions to the adverse impact of industrial agriculture, especially as it relates to climate change, the civil society has serious concerns around the conference. For instance, the conference agenda demonstrates its failure to deal with the the real causes of agriculturally based greenhouse gas emissions, such as the industrial livestock factories. See Institute for Agriculture & Trade Policy's (IATP) Blog for more information.

Civil society organizations who concerned by the agenda and the intent of this meeting, have sent a powerful statement to these governments, FAO, and the World Bank. The Oakland Institute is glad to be a part of this civil society effort which is demanding real solutions to industrial agriculture and climate change.

Read the Statement at  http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/?q=node/view/560.

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