DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE presents workshop on food sovereignty at People's

MONTREAL, June 16 /CNW Telbec/ - DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE is bringing the issue of food sovereignty to this year's G8 with a workshop entitled Food Sovereignty Challenges that will be presented at the 2010 People's Summit in Toronto.

Food Sovereignty is a concept that promotes small-scale farming, whereby control of land and crops remains in the hands of peasants and rural populations so that they can feed their families and communities. It presents a viable approach for addressing Millennium Development Goal #1 which is to eradicate extreme poverty and hunger by 2015. However, there are many obstacles to protecting and advancing this approach.

This engaging workshop will examine some of these obstacles, potential solutions and realities surrounding Food Sovereignty in the Global South and will feature guest speaker Mr. Dame Sall from the African Network for Integrated Development based in Dakar, Senegal and a partner organization of DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE.

Over the past year, DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE has been raising awareness in Canada about Food Sovereignty and is urging the Canadian Government to include it on the agenda for the upcoming G8 meeting in Huntsville.

DEVELOPMENT AND PEACE also supports several local initiatives in Asia, Africa, Latin America and the Middle East that seek to strengthen Food Sovereignty in the Global South.

                         Food Sovereignty Challenges
                        Date: Sunday, June 20th, 2010
                           Time: 3:00 to 4:30 p.m.
                 Place: Victoria Building, Ryerson University
                          285 Victoria St., Toronto

Mr. Sall will be in Toronto from June 20th to June 27th and available for interviews.

SOURCE Development and Peace

For further information: For further information: Kelly Di Domenico, Communications Officer, 514 257-8711 ext. 365,

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