- Published on Thursday, 05 November 2009 09:24
By Via Campesina Secretariat, South Asia
Muzzafarnagar: Hundreds of Indian Farmers from the Bhartiya Kisan Union (BKU) stopped a goods train carrying a consignment of about 26,000 quintals of Brazilian raw sugar in the state of Uttar Pradesh (U.P.) on 31 October and burnt a few sacks of raw sugar. The train eventually went back the next day when the farmers threatened to set fire to all the sugar onboard if the imported sugar was not returned.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 05:59
From November 13th to 17th, more than 400 delegates (number determined by available funding*) from 70 different countries representing small scale food producers’ organisations of farmers, fisherfolk, Indigenous Peoples, food and rural workers, rural youth, women and pastoralists, as well as food insecure city dwellers and NGOs will gather in Rome for a parallel initiative to the World Summit on Food Security organised by the FAO. The People's Food Sovereignty Forum 2009 is organised under the responsibility of an International Steering Committee (ISC) formed by many global and regional civil society organisations (CSOs) representing food producers and affected peoples.
- Published on Tuesday, 03 November 2009 04:33
Coordination Paysanne Européenne - CPE (now known as European Coordination Via Campesina - ECVC)
Third World Network
Center for International Environmental Law (CIEL)
On 21st October 2009, the Consultative Committee of the International Union for the Protection of New Varieties of Plants (UPOV) rejected the application by the Association of Plant Breeding for the Benefit of Society (APREBES) and the European Coordination Via Campesina (known before as CPE) for observer status in UPOV Bodies
- Published on Friday, 23 October 2009 08:21
Women peasants rally commemorating the 2009 World Food Day, Indonesia
JAKARTA--About 100 women peasant member of Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI) gathered at the Hotel Indonesia roundabout, Jakarta (16/10) commemorating the 2009 World Food Day. They were doing a peaceful rally by walking around the big fountain.