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‘We are fed up!’ Demonstration January 17th in Berlin

CALL: To the fifth “We are fed up!” Demonstration in Berlin

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“We are fed up with agro industry!”

Agribusinesses continue to gain ground: A few international corporations are undermining seed diversity and are pushing for GMOs on farms. Investors continue to build new, industrial mega-barns, where animals are subjected to sufferable conditions. At the G7 Summit and through free trade agreements like the TTIP and CETA, the world leaders are setting the course for the global industrialisation of agriculture. The consequences are ubiquitous: More and more farmers must abandon their fields, both here and in the south. Markets are flooded with cheap meat. The cultivation of monocultures is encroaching on the rainforest. Arable land has become an object of speculation. And worldwide hunger still remains a reality.

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Food sovereignty: 5 steps to cool the planet and feed its people

La Via Campesina and GRAIN

How the industrial food system contributes to the climate crisis

Between 44% and 57% of all GHG emissions come from the global food system

1. Deforestation: 15-18%

deforestation%202014.jpgBefore the planting starts, the bulldozers do their job. Worldwide, industrial agriculture is pushing into savannas, wetlands and forests, ploughing under huge amounts of land. The FAO says the expansion of the agricultural frontier accounts for 70-90% of global deforestation, at least half of that for the production of a few agricultural commodities for export. Agriculture's contribution to deforestation thus accounts for 15-18% of global GHG emissions.

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Presentation to the inaugural of PSAARC in Kathmandu, Nepal

Dated 22-24 November 2014

By Badrul Alam, Co-ordinator of the South Asian climate Justice Caravan and President of Bangladesh Krishok Federation; E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dear Madam Chair, distinguished guests speakers and respectable audience. Heartiest congratulations to all of you on behalf of South Asian Climate Justice Caravan! I would like to share with you the experience of the caravan that we have already done.

The caravan started from Dhaka, Bangladesh on 10th of November 2014 with 160 participants from different countries like Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Indonesia, the Philippines, USA, UK, Germany, Australia, Sweden and New Zealand. We arrived in Kathmandu yesterday evening. Today is the 13th day of our long overland journey. The caravan hosts include Bangladesh Krishok Federation, Bangladesh Kishani Sabha, Bangladesh Adivasi Samity, Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labor Federation, Ekattra in Bangladesh; National Hawkers Federation, Informal Sector Workers' Action Alliance and Jana Sanghati Kendra in India; All Nepal Peasants Federation in Nepal.

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La Via Campesina at the People's Summit

cumbre-lima.jpgThe People's Summit on Climate Change began yesterday after a week of sessions at the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP20) that has turned this city into the current global capital of the climate crisis caused by an increase in industrial emissions of greenhouse gasses (GHG).

COP20 is intergovernmental while the alternative summit joins together representatives from the community, social movements and civil society organizations concerned about the lack of understanding between governments on putting a halt to GHG emissions.

The People's Summit has been taking place alongside COP since 2009 when the intergovernmental negotiations failed to come up with an agreement to replace the Kyoto Protocol.

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