Written by April Porteria Friday, 03 May 2013 15:14
Three out of every four poor people in developing countries live in rural areas, and poverty rates in the rural areas are on average more than double those found Such rationale defines the crucial need for civil society organizations in the Rural Sector to be more systematically involved in monitoring and evaluating development interventions by both governments and donors and to assert their important role in shaping a pro-people and rights based development agenda in their country. in urban areas. Two billion people live on less than two dollars a day and 883 million on less than one dollar a day – and most depend on agriculture for their livelihoods.
Unfortunately, farmers groups and rural communities are still largely being excluded from agricultural policy processes. The need to contribute to building their capacity in order for them to have stronger voices for meaningful participation in policy-making and implementation and address current ownership gaps is still wanting.
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 26 March 2013 15:14
March 26, 2013
IFFM team exposes decades of legalized landgrabbing in Bulukumba
Calls to give back the lands to the Indigenous Peoples
Makassar, INDONESIA - An International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) composed of 32 international, national and local participants from Cambodia, India, Philippines and Indonesia exposes decades of legalized land grabbing in Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia and called to give back 5,748.46 hectares of agricultural lands taken from indigenous people since 1968.Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:07
Written by April Porteria Monday, 25 March 2013 11:10
Advancing Peoples Movement For Sovereignty and Trade To Serve The Peoples! Junk WTO!
Denpasar (22/3) Bali- Broad alliance of progressive mass organizations and civil society organizations in Indonesia called Indonesian Peoples Alliance (IPA) is calling mass organizations and international network of social movement in the world to campaign for peoples sovereignty and trade to serve the peoples to counter trade liberalization agendas that will be bring in APEC Summit and 9th WTO Ministerial on December 2013 in Bali, Indonesia. Abed Nego Tarigan from Walhi (Indonesian Enviromental Forum-member of IPA) said liberalization didn't give benefit for the peoples and should be stopped in order to defend peoples livelihood in third world countries.Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:17
Written by April Porteria Friday, 22 March 2013 14:42
22 March 2013
We, members of the Campaign for People’s Goals for Sustainable Development, coming fromgrassroots organizations, labour unions, social movements and non-governmental organizations, make the following statement on the occasion of the fourth and final meeting of the High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda, in Bali, Indonesia.Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:12
Written by April Porteria Friday, 08 March 2013 14:02
March 8, 2013
Peasant groups hit World Bank for grabbing ancestral land in Panama
Calls on the Sri Lankan government to immediately implement the court order allowing the Panama people to cultivate their land once again
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) hit World Bank for land grabbing in Panama, South East, Sri Lanka. This was disclosed after the groups found out that the World Bank in collaboration with the Sri Lankan government is to blame for the impacts of Arugam Bay Tourism Promotion Zone in Panama.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 April 2013 14:10
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