Glopolis is a non-partisan, non-governmental organization which focuses on the analysis of economic globalization, trade, development, agriculture and climate change.
25. 7. 2013
In recent years African countries have enjoyed interest from abroad, thanks in part to a great amount of available land apparently ideal for cultivating crops for providing food security and for the production of biofuels.
22. 7. 2013
A fact-finding mission to Indonesia was undertaken at the end of March and the beginning of April this year as part of the We Won't Accept Hunger! project. A team of five “ambassadors” under the experienced supervision of the project coordinator travelled directly to Sumatra. The aim of this two-week trip was to observe the impacts of intensive oil palm cultivation on the environment and the food security of local communities.
2. 7. 2013
Glopolis, People in Need and the United Information Centre in Prague organized the international seminar „Food Security and Hunger in the Post-2015 Development Agenda with Focus on Responsible Agricultural Investment".
19. 3. 2013
Poverty, not scarcity of food is the cause of hunger. The current world trade order is skewed against the interests of the needy. Change is required at all levels and small-scale farms matter most.
9. 11. 2012
An article on the first part of Practical Actions European speaker tour on climate change written by Nicholas Milton.
27. 9. 2012
How does planting trees become a political gesture? Biologist and political activist Wangari Maathai of Kenya received the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for promoting sustainable development, democracy and peace, primarily through the Green Belt Movement she founded in 1977 with the goal of planting trees throughout Kenya. On a trip to sacred Tumutumu Hill this past summer, Daniela Vrbová from Czech Radio 6 found that Wangari Maathai’s legacy continues to have an influence on the lives of Kenyans even a year after her death.
2. 5. 2012
On 2 May 2012 the European Commission met to discuss the European biofuel policy, more specifically the problematic issue of high carbon emissions connected to indirect land use change (ILUC). More than 100 NGOs from all over the world, including Glopolis, signed an open letter to the European commissioners calling for the EU to put measures into place to avert the negative impacts biofuel policies have on climate change.
9. 10. 2013
In the occasion of Committe on World Food Security session in Rome Glopolis is publishing a briefing on responsible agricultural investment which is one of the main issues discussing during this forum.
7. 8. 2013
Glopolis issued a brochure „Indonesia: frying in palm oil“. The brochure is accompanying material to the photo exhibition from fact-finding mission to Indonesia.
31. 5. 2013
A synthesis of reports by African farmers´ regional networks on models of food production, consumption and markets
22. 4. 2013
Glopolis issued a new study „Food Security and Agricultural Trade in Kenya: the Impact of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) on Food Security of Poor Kenyans“.