- 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.
- Published on Sunday, 22 June 2008 05:12
The objectives of the conference are to strengthen and develop a Declaration on Farmers’ Rights to serve as a tool to monitor violations of human rights particularly among the family farm population and to raise awareness in public opinion on Farmers’ Rights.