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On 9-10 December 2017, Focus on the Global South participated in events organized by the Agroecology Learning Alliance in South East Asia (ALiSEA) in Luang Prabang, Laos, which included a festival of short films on agroecology, an agroecology market, and a public discussion.

The main objectives of the events were to raise awareness among policy makers and the public about the importance of supporting alternative farming practices and support local agroecological initiatives.

This paper summarizes the discussions that took place in a meeting of representatives from peasant, fisher folk, indigenous peoples and rural women’s organizations, and civil society organizations (CSOs),  in Bangkok Thailand, 26-28 September 2017. The main aim of the gathering was to foster learning on how to use the Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests in the Context of National Food Security (VGGT or Tenure Guidelines), with the broader goal of advancing human rights-based tenure governance in Asia.

Peasants march to commemorate 20 years since the Eldorado dos Carajas massacre. Photo by Shalmali Guttal - 2016

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