- Published on Tuesday, 01 July 2008 07:00
The G8 has to clear up the crisis that they have created!
The representatives of the 8 richest countries of the world will meet on the 7th-9th of July 2008 in Hokkaido in Japan. These governments have imposed policies that are the root cause of the crisis in food and agriculture. This worldwide crisis started to emerged in the seventies and kept 852 million people in extreme poverty, people mainly living in rural areas. The recent food price crisis has brought the crisis to the cities where people cannot buy enough food. The climate crisis, caused by the extensive use of fossil energy in industrialized countries and the massive deforestation by TNCs, will hit especially the poor in the South.
The reaction of the WTO, World bank, as well as the G8 governments has been disastrous: they only push more of the same polices that are at the root of the current crisis: more liberalisation, more support for fertilizers and industrial seeds, a green revolution in Africa, more food aid, and a rapid expansion of agro-fuels. Mainly due to the attitude of the G8 countries, no advance at all was made at the High level Conference organized by FAO, and the TNCs were not prevented from pushing through their disastrous initiative on agro-fuels.
- Published on Tuesday, 01 July 2008 00:13
We, women peasants from Colombia, Dominican Republic, South Korea, Indonesia, Spain, Thailand, Malaysia and East Timor, gathered in Jakarta and discussed the women peasant situation in the world.
The difficult situation in the villages and being landless forces women to go to the city and elsewhere abroad to look for jobs as low pay workers. There is poverty in the villages and women do not have enough income to feed the family, so hunger and malnutrition are increasing both in urban and rural areas.
- Published on Thursday, 26 June 2008 05:27
The annual conference of Bhartiya Kisan Union was held on 16-18 June 2008 at Haridwar district of Uttarakhand. During the meetings of National Working committee and state committee's participants discussed on Farmers problems and other related issues. After the discussion, a unanimous resolution was come out, which is as follows;
On June 18th 2008, on the bank of Holy Ganga the Bhartiya Kisan union is demanding following to our government:
- The May draft of the WTO is not in favor of Indian farmers and the farmers of third world. Indian farmers condemns it and we demand Govt. Of India to bring out Agriculture form the WTO.
- Published on Thursday, 26 June 2008 05:18
Resolution from the Forum for Biotechnology and Food Security & UNCTAD India
11th June 2008
We, the representatives of farming community, fisher folks, agricultural workers, adivasis, dalits and rural women, civil society organizations, academia, resolve that the latest drafts on Agriculture and Non Agricultural Market Access (NAMA) are the final nails on the coffin of the country’s food security and sovereignty. Both the drafts are an orchestrated attempt to open up the Indian markets for highly subsidized cheaper imports. Importing food is importing unemployment that will destroy livelihoods and the country’s food self-sufficiency.