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November 11, 2014

The Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), a peasant-led umbrella coalition of people’s organizations, NGOs and human rights organizations, challenged the newly released Agricultural Indicators Systems by the Philippine Statistics Authority. The data which came from the Department of Agrarian Reform claim that “the cumulative accomplishment of DAR-CARP from 1972-2013 was 4.599 million hectares benefitting 2,698,182 farmers who eventually became owners of the land they were cultivating.

On November 9th, the Northern Peasant Federation of Thailand (NPF) will be leading a walk to ask for the cessation of the arrests and evictions of forest community members since the issuance of the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO) Order #64 and a moratorium on the implementation of the Forestry Master Plan until public consultations are conducted. We will begin our walk from Chiang Mai and plan to walk to Bangkok to present our grievances to the NCPO. We will be joined by allies from all regions of Thailand.

Background

Land Struggles III: Keeping Land Local

Announcing "Keeping Land Local: Reclaiming Governance from the Market," the third issue of the Briefing Paper Series on Land Struggles by Focus on the Global South, the Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform, and Land Research Action Network. You can download a free PDF in high resolution or low resolution.

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