Heidi Chow

Heidi Chow

Role

Senior campaigns manaher

Biography

Heidi works on Global Justice Now’s agribusiness campaign to challenge the corporate take-over of Africa’s food systems as well as supporting the global movement for food sovereignty. Heidi has previously campaigned on issues such as food speculation, Europe’s bilateral trade deals, the World Trade Organisation and stopping RBS’s unethical investments. 

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Latest posts

My week with La Via Campesina


27 July 2017

It’s not every day you get the opportunity to spend a few days with one of the world’s largest social movements. La Via Campesina represents 200 million small-scale food producers, agricultural workers and farmers across the world.

A Peoples Food Policy - a vision for a better food system


26 June 2017

After his failed backstabbing leadership bid, Michael Gove’s sudden return to the frontbench in the recent cabinet reshuffle was a shock to many.

The long, hard fight against food speculation


23 February 2017

It has been almost a decade since the global financial crisis where financial traders and banks played fast and hard with excessive risk and burnt the global economy. The global price of food was not off-limits and food prices rocketed with excessive levels of speculation on the commodities markets, leaving worsening global hunger in its wake.

Step up and reject weak rules on food speculation


02 February 2017

Its been a long fight to stop corporations from treating food as a gambling chip in the financial markets. Back in 2008, prices for staple foods like wheat and corn rocketed to record levels in the global food crisis, unleashing hunger and social unrest in many countries.

The two faces of farming in Oxford


12 January 2017

Every January two big farming conferences take place at the same time - the Oxford Farming Conference was set up 80 years ago and has come to represent the establishment view of farming. Farming is seen as a business like any other, where priorities are economies of scale, the key drivers are profits and the pre-eminent markets are global.

Building a big inspiring food sovereignty movement


01 November 2016

We're back from the the Nyéléni food sovereignty forum in Romania, where we had the opportunity to meet with other activists, campaigners and producers to build a big inspiring movement across Europe. Here are the main highlights from the forum.

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