The Caribbean needs support after all the hurricanes

Of: Achim Steiner and Irwin LaRocque

Several powerful hurricanes wreaked havoc in many Caribbean countries. What we previously experienced as extreme weather is becoming more and more normal. The Caribbean must now receive support for climate adaptation and reconstruction. The situation is urgent, writes Caribbean Community President Irwin LaRocque and the head of the UN Development Program, Achim Steiner.

November 21, 2017, Debate

Trade agreements and seed laws hit small farmers hard

Of: Annelie Andersson and Edgardo Garcia

The world's small farmers account for 70 percent of the world's food production, even though they only have access to 24 percent of the world's agricultural land. New trade agreements and seed laws also benefit large international companies and make it difficult to survive as smallholders, write the Latin American groups and the Latin American smallholder network CLOC-La Via Campesina Central America.

April 17, 2015, Debate

The EU's trade agreement must be fair

Of: Jytte Guteland

When the EU signs trade agreements with developing countries, the EU's own interests often come first. The agreements benefit large and resourceful companies and countries, while the goods of poor countries lose value. Now the EU must begin to stand up for fair cooperation where development and social growth are rewarded, writes MEP Jytte Guteland (s).

March 3, 2015, Debate