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Biofuelling the global food crisis: why the EU must act at the G20

A new report commissioned by ActionAid shows that biofuel targets set by the EU will lead directly to an increase in the prices of key agricultural commodities worldwide by 2020. And – while consumers
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Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture: A Real Alternative to False Solutions

ActionAid believes that agroecology-based Climate Resilient Sustainable Agriculture (CRSA) is an effective way to respond to both the climate and food crisis. CRSA proposes to overcome the gaps of
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Illustrations on Women's Unpaid Care Work

Unpaid care work is essential to human development  and  sustaining households and communities. However, women’s disproportionate responsibility for this work makes it a burden and has severe
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Biofueling Hunger: How US Corn Ethanol Policy Drives Up Food Prices in Mexico

There is widespread agreement that biofuels expansion, with its direct diversion of food and feed crops and its indirect impact through competition for land and other food-producing resources, has
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We Won’t Accept Hunger Ambassadors’ Toolkit

This toolkit and how to use itHunger is the world’s biggest killer but it can be stopped, if politicians take notice and do something. That’s where you come in. This toolkit is a key part of the We
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Into Unknown Territory: The limits to adaptation and reality of loss and damage from climate impacts

This paper contextualises issues around loss and damage as a result of climate change and demon­strates the urgent necessity for a range of approaches to address it through scaled up adaptation and
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From Under Their Feet: A Think piece on the gender dimensions of land grabs in Africa

This paper was commissioned by ActionAid and serves as a think-piece to build our understanding of the gendered implications of the recent wave of large-scale land acquisitions and investments,
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Fuel for thought: Addressing the social impacts of EU biofuels policies

In recent years, communities supported by ActionAid and its partners from around the world have suffered the negative impacts of industrial biofuels production projects and policies. While ActionAid
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Photobook - ActionAid's response to 2011 Cambodia floods

A photobook outlining ActionAid's response to the floods which swept through large parts of Cambodia in late 2011.
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Food Policy Update from Rome - Issue 12, Mar 2012

The final text of the VGs was concluded on 9 March, after a week-long intergovernmental negotiation at the FAO Headquarters in Rome. As a next step, the VGs will be considered for final approval by