To celebrate 25 years of campaigns and struggles for Food Sovereignty, La Via Campesina and Focus on the Global South along with other allied peoples’ movements will hold a regional dialogue to examine the challenges and more importantly, the successes of Food Sovereignty movements across Asia.
COVID-19 Pandemic and Food Sovereignty: Regional Dialogue on Successes and Challenges in Realizing Food Sovereignty in Asia
Monday, 25 October 20 2021,
11:30 New Delhi | 13:00 Bangkok/Phnom Penh | 14:00 Manila
Register here.

First Session: Knowledge Sharing on Regional Situation
  • Zainal Arifin Fuad, International Coordinating Committee, LVC-Southeast Asia, Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI)
  • Chukki Nanjundaswamy, Karnataka Rajya Raitha Sangha (KRRS) & ex-ICC member of LVC
  • Representative from East Asia
Second Session: Knowledge Sharing from Grassroot Communities
  • Representatives from indigenous peoples/forest workers
    • Aahmue Maaeya, Northern Peasant Federation (NPF)
  • Representatives from landless workers and land movements
    • Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA) [Movement for Agrarian Reform and Social Justice]
  • Representatives from fisherfolk movements and communities
    • Iing Rohimin, Kesatuan Nelayan Tradisional Indonesia (KNTI) [Indonesia Traditional Fisherfolks Union]
    • Herman Kumara, World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)
    • Mr. Nim Chheang, Fishery community in Tonle Sap
  • Representatives from rural women
    • Sook Kyung Suh, Korean Women Peasants Association (KWPA)
    • Choosri Olakij, Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand (SPFT) women committee
  • Representatives of food producers
    • Tariq Mehmood, Pakistan Kissan Rabita Committee (PKRC)
    • M K Jayatisha, Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR)
    • Pramote Wiangchomthong, Northern Peasant Federation (NPF)
  • Representatives from labor union and migrant workers
    • Golam Sorowor, Bangladesh Agricultural Farm Labour Federation (BAFLF)
  • Representatives from peace movement
    • Thum Ai, Shan Farmers Network (SFN)
    • Korean Peasants League (KPL)
  • Representatives of youth
    • Pramesh Pokharel, All Nepal Peasants’ Federation (ANPFA)/LVC
    • Reemar Barbante Alonsagay, Mindanao Tri-People Youth for Peace (AKMK)
  • Representatives from the climate movement
    • Hendarman, Serikat Petani Indonesia (SPI)
Third Session: Open Dialogue