In October 2020, a colleague from Greenpeace’s EU Climate Ambition and Fossil Free Future Campaign, whom I had worked with earlier in the year, reached out to see if I would be interested in giving a short input on some topics included in GP’s most recent vision paper.

The idea…


The following is a statement that I gave on behalf of Black Earth at a demo in Berlin, Germany, in support of the Farmers protesting in India against the new farm laws passed by the Modi government in September 2020 — a resistance that has been called the largest protest…


Can we be more innovative in how we approach rural transformation? That was the key question in my mind after attending a Side Event on the topic, part of the United Nations Committee on World Food Security (CFS) held in Rome this week.

The event, “Policies for Effective Rural Transformation…


I love food. I love cities. But it was only recently that I realized how interconnected these two things truly are.

Tuesday’s Side Event, “Urban Food Policies and their Role in Sustainable Food Systems,” at the United Nations Committee for World Food Security (CFS) in Rome, highlighted the importance of…


Did you know that in order to end poverty and hunger by 2030 we would need to secure an additional US$267 billion in investments per year?

Actually, depending on whom you talk to and how you choose to look at it, that number tends to fluctuate. There are multiple factors…


How should we go about implementing strong land governance strategies?

This was the focus of a side event at the Committee for World Food Security (CFS) this week, which aimed to review and discuss successes and challenges in land governance and monitoring implementation.

Gathering the right information on what is…


Environmental activism appears to be thriving. With Fridays for Future getting international attention and the countdown to 2030 — the year we must collectively turn this sinking ship around — creeping nearer, an increasing number of people are deeply concerned about climate change. …


The climate movement in mainstream media is dominated by a sensationalist attitude that urges society to take action before it is too late. According to leading scientists, we have just a decade to change our bad habits and turn to a greener, cleaner economic model if we want to save…

Samie Blasingame

Samie is a researcher and community organiser passionate about environmental justice and global food systems.

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