- Published on Monday, 07 December 2015 20:29
Korean Peasants League, Korea Women Peasant Association, CCFM and other organizers of the rally demand action
(Seoul, December 2015) On 14 November, police, without any legitimate reason, banned People’s Rally where about 130,000 demonstrators had gathered. They violated freedom of assembly by setting up the police bus wall in violation of the Constitution as stated in the ruling by the Supreme Court.
It was outrageous that police used high pressure water cannon mixing high levels of capsaicin targeting directly demonstrators’ faces at the Rally.
- Published on Friday, 04 December 2015 15:12
Political projects from La Conf' and La Via Campesina, peasant agriculture and agroecology are approaches that address social, societal and environmental issues. They promote cultivation methods that: are in line with natural environments, preserve biodiversity, improve soil fertility, aim to achieve farm autonomy and where the number of animals correlate to the size of the farm.
Is it true?
- Published on Thursday, 03 December 2015 22:00
To solve the global warming crisis, multinationals are suggesting false solutions. Far from solving the problem they are contributing with their share of damages. This article is the 4th in a series of five to appear this week.
On 23 September 2014, at the UN Climate summit convened by Ban Ki-moon in New York, the FAO and World Bank launched the Global Alliance for Climate-Smart Agriculture. This should enable agriculture output to be increased, agricultural systems' resilience to be strengthened and greenhouse gas emissions to be reduced all at the same time! So, this is what could solve three of the major challenges we are dealing with: feeding the global population, fighting climate change and guaranteeing the sustainability of agricultural systems
- Published on Wednesday, 02 December 2015 20:37
To solve the global warming crisis, multinationals are suggesting false solutions. Far from solving the problem they are contributing with their share of damages. This article is the 3rd in a series of five to appear this week.
“Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation” a very worthwhile aim, and a + too which is the icing on the cake! The system is simple: the country (or local population, associations etc.) owning any substantial resources located within forests assesses the financial loss of not carrying out deforestation and the quantity of carbon that will therefore not be introduced into the atmosphere. Then industrialised countries (or collectives, NGOs, multinationals etc.) pay these forested nations to avert the destruction of their forests. In exchange for their forest saving investment, they are offered a means of offsetting their emissions and/ or carbon credits. A fair deal then! And the + is for when we’re also talking about the enhancement of carbon stocks, sustainable forest management and forest conservation.