- 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.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 18:24
Throughout the history of farming, peasants and villagers have obtained energy from their farmland to fulfil their daily needs. Peasant families are used to using the oil extracted from the coconut (copra) to light lamps in their houses. Even now peasant families still use biomass to make firewood for cooking meals. They collect the branches that fall from trees and dry bushes during their day working on their farmland. The technology of using biogas that is processed from animal waste is also very common in peasant communities. Other sources of kinetic energy from rivers such as small micro hydro electric generators are also very common in rural areas. These are some examples on how peasants explore natural alternatives, extracting and generating energy from their farmland.
- Published on Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:31
Title: The case of Syngenta – Human rights violation in Brazil, 2008
Edition: Terra de Direitos, Via Campesina and MST
Content: The book explains what is Syngenta in Brazil, the environmental impacts of Syngenta’s activities in Brazil, the Human Rights Violations (The Use of Paramilitary Militias), Syngenta’s claims, the International support for the struggle of the peasants’ human rights,...