Category: Food Sovereignty and Agroecology

A public event was held on 17 to 18 November 2018 at Thammasat University, Bangkok to discuss and share the land issues in relation to inequality in Thailand. The event, which included panel discussions, lectures, a farmer market, as well as concerts and performances, also commemorated the 44th anni …

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Pasay City, Philippines – Around 200 rice farmers, farmworkers, rural youth and women from various national and local organizations held a protest at the gates of Senate to oppose the approval of SB 1998 or the Rice Tariffication Bill scheduled for deliberation at the Bicameral Committee meeting tod …

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The following is a discussion note by Afsar Jafri for a lecture at the 4th Kisan Swaraj Sammelan which was held on 2 to 4 November at Gujarat Vidyapith in  Ahmedabad, India. Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) & India: Dangers of the proposed Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) for agric …

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Report from a forum on corporate concentration in agriculture and food, and its implications on food sovereignty in South East Asia On 24 July 2018, Focus on the Global South, ETC Group, and the Chulalongkorn University Research Institute (CUSRI) organized a forum in Bangkok on corporate concentrati …

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Addressing systemic problems require equally systemic and radical reforms. Various social movements have been pushing for food sovereignty as the alternative to market-oriented and neoliberal models of food production, but it has yet to win the societal support need to influence policy making. One r …

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Photos from  the National Conference on Food Sovereignty, held on the occasion of World Food Day.     Panorama photo of the finished mural Photo credit: Cheryl Polutan, LILAK (Purple Action for Indigenous Peoples’ Rights)

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The Global Network for the Right to Food and Nutrition launches ‘When Food Becomes Immaterial: Confronting the Digital Age”,  a report exploring the impact of technologies on what and how we eat, as well as on how food is produced. Shalmali Guttal contributes a chapter to this annual report, examini …

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Focus on the Global South, the ETC Group and Chulalongkorn University Social Research Institute (CUSRI) are organizing a Forum on Corporate Concentration in Food and Agriculture; Implications on Food Sovereignty in South East Asia on 24 July. Venue: The Political Science Alumni C …

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Public Statement, 4 June 2018 The US based Multinational Corporation (MNC) Walmart’s acquisition of Flipkart undermines India’s economic and digital sovereignty and the livelihood of millions in India. If the $ 16 billion deal goes through, two US companies (the other being Amazon) will dominate Ind …

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Seeds are the lifeblood of agriculture. In the wake of increasing corporate control of seeds— where only 3 companies (Monsanto, DuPont/Pioneer, and Syngenta now control close to 60 percent of the global commercial seed market—States are duty-bound to respect, protect and fulfil the Peasants’ right t …

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