Category: Food Sovereignty and Agroecology

By Isabelle Delforge*This article first appeared in the Bangkok Post Just a few days after authorities reluctantly recognised the existence of the avian flu in Thailand, deputy prime minister Somkid Jatusripitak vowed that the government would take steps to "turn the crisis into opportunity. …

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Agriculture negotiations in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) continue with little change in sight, with both developed and developing countries apparently willing to sacrifice the rights of the majority of their populations to food sovereignty and decent employment in return for increased access t …

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By Shalmali Guttal   Bangalore, September 10, 2003. Over 35,000 farmers from across Karnataka State converged in Bangalore- -the state capital–today to protest the start of the Fifth Ministerial Meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Cancun, Mexico. The rallying cry of the farmers wa …

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By TambuyogDevelopmentCenter, September 2003 IN PRINCIPLE, fisheries production and trade should enhance resource sustainability and food security for fisher-producers, in accordance with the mandate of the 1987 Philippine Constitution and the 1998 Fisheries Code. The mere liberalization of fis …

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By Aileen Kwa Indonesia has declined to sign on to a Cairns Group position paper (6 September) on market access in agriculture that calls for drastic tariff cuts.The Cairns Group, led by Australia, comprises 18 exporting developed and developing countries pushing for an ambitious trade liberalisatio …

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OUR WORLD IS NOT FOR SALE Agriculture and food are fundamental to all people, in terms of both production and availability of sufficient quantities of safe and healthy food, and as foundations of healthy communities, cultures and environments. All of these are being undermined by the increasing emph …

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By Aileen Kwa Developing Countries’ Silence in the AIE ProcessDeveloping countries (not including those of the Cairns Group) have jointly managed to produce a paltry number of 4 papers out of a the 45 (as of December 1998) submitted by member countries for the WTO’s Analysis and Informat …

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By Aileen Kwa 1. Towards the 1999 Review2. How the AoA Instituted Unfair Competition: Market Access; Domestic Support; Export Subsidy; Due Restraint Provision; Agreement on Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures3. Negotiating for Food Security4. Position 1: No Further Liberalisation – a Standstill Posi …

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