Category: India

by Pavan Kulkarni via People’s Dispatch Farmers’ leaders, civil society activists, academics and researchers came together recently for a symposium in the south Indian city of Bangalore. Titled ‘Corporate Concentration in Agriculture and Food’, the two-day colloquium was organized by Focus on Global …

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In the first half of 2019, a great deal of global attention focused on national elections in three countries where authoritarian regimes or personalities were in command of the state: Thailand, the Philippines, and India. The big question was: would voters buck the authoritarian trend or affirm it? …

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This publication provides a comprehensive analysis of the situation surrounding seeds–a central element of agricultural economy and of ecology. From being a commonly-held resource nurtured by farmers, corporate-driven scientific research, and intellectual property acquisitions have transformed seed …

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India is witnessing today a large-scale decline in agricultural workforce, a declining growth rate, and a shrinking share in the country’s GDP. This booklet describes the Indian State’s historical and contemporary agricultural policies that have aggravated the current rural agrarian crises. It argue …

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Family members of suicide victims give testimonies during a meeting in November 2017 on Agriculture and Farmer Suicides.

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“GM Sarson Ka Virodh Zaroori Kyun?” Leaflet in Hindi language distributed during the farmer’s rally in New Delhi on 29 to 30 November.

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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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Established originally in 1997 in Mumbai, Focus on the Global South India, is presently located in New Delhi. Our programme was set up to do policy research in three broad thematic areas: trade and investment, the commons and climate and environmental justice. As a policy research organisation, we e …

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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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India – 12th March 2018 will be remembered as red-letter day in the history of farmers’ movement in Maharashtra. At the dawn of this day, a red sea of more than 50,000 farmers, laborers, and indigenous people arrived in Mumbai with blistered feet, swollen knees, and bleeding soles fro …

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