Eric Holt-Gimenez

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Everything is ‘up for dialogue’ but ‘few things can actually be negotiated’, says Eric Holt-Giménez, reporting back on last week’s Dublin Dialogue, a consultation with civil society organisations hosted by the UN High Level Task Force on the global food security crisis. Lacking budgetary or decision-making power, the task force cannot stray far from the mandates of purse-holder the World Bank in the design of its Comprehensive Framework for Action to end hunger, which presents the global more Holt-Gimenez looks at the FAO Food Security Summit in contrast to the parallel “Terra Preta” meeting organized by social movements, Indigenous Peoples’ organizations and civil society organizations to discuss issues of food sovereignty.

The FAO’s recent Food Security Summit held in Rome more