Members of Korean Women Peasant Association mobilised in large numbers in Seoul to draw attention to rural agrarian crisis and a reform in the current agricultural policy.
At the National Women Peasant Rally held on August 22nd, 2018 at Gwanghwamoon Square, Seoul, South Korea, they submitted a set of eight demands addressed to President Moon.
- Establish a department in charge of peasant women’s issues and a revision of Women Farmers’ Empowerment Act to provide human resource
- Guarantee minimum price for agricultural products and implementation of farmer’s allowance,
- Guarantee healthy food with no GMO,
- Stop rice import, Guarantee price for rice at 3000KRW per kg, Rice target price increase,
- Guarantee of farmer rights to seeds and seedlings,
- Stop Smart Farm Project, Defer PLS(Positive List System for pesticide) implementation,
- Establishment of Special Committee of Fishery and Agriculture, Agriculture policy reform,
- Implementation of Panmunjom Declaration, South and North Korea peasant exchange, Agriculture of Reunification.
The peasants also issued a warning that if the government continues to ignore the voices from the field, the struggle would only become stronger.
KWPA National Peasant Rally – August 22nd 2018 Gwanghwamoon, Seoul, South Korea <8 requests for women peasants>1….
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