New edition of Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform launched

October 3, 2014 – A new edition of the book Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform, first published eight years ago, is now available after its simultaneous double launch in Penang, Malaysia and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 25. The book was launched by the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) together with...


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PCFS calls to uphold rights of indigenous peoples during WCIP in New York

New York, USA – Members of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) have recently participated in the 69th High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly known to be the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples held in the UN Headquarters in New York, USA last 22-23 September 2014. The...


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Honouring the life of Sarath Fernando: A fighter of rural people’s rights

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Mr. Sarath Fernando, founder of the Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) in Sri Lanka, and a member of PCFS. Sarath, at 72 years old, passed away last 7th September due...


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Pirates, pirogues and politicians: The politics of fishing in Africa

Article by: Peter Dörrie (https://www.contributoria.com/author/29a1b2bfa05094d349913e46efcb070f) The story of maritime fishing in Africa is often told as a simple one. On the one side are the continent’s countless artisanal fishermen and women who have plied the seas for hundreds of years in their dug-out canoes and pirogues. Today, they...


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BAFLF demand permanent employment for irregular workers in BADC

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FAILED DAMS IN MANIPUR? ANY LESSONS LEARNT

By Jiten Yumnam ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it (mailto: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it )) Two parallel absurd realities fast unfold in Manipur. The efficacy of several commissioned mega...


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PCFS-Africa pushes for government political will and Shell Oil accountability over decades-old oil pollution in Ogoniland

Nairobi, Kenya – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty-Africa pushed for government political will and Shell Oil accountability over decades-old oil pollution in Ogoniland on the eve of the 3rd year anniversary of the UNEP Environmental Assessment Report. PCFS-Africa called for the immediate cleanup of the Niger Delta during the...


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International Conference on Ineffectiveness of Aid and Investments in Agriculture and Rural Development

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Call to Action for the People of Gaza and the rest of Palestine

In the current Israel military offensive attack in Gaza, Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN), Arab Network for Food Sovereignty ...


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New edition of Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform launched

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Written by April Porteria Friday, 03 October 2014 10:25

October 3, 2014 – A new edition of the book Neoliberal Subversion of Agrarian Reform, first published eight years ago, is now available after its simultaneous double launch in Penang, Malaysia and Yogyakarta, Indonesia on September 25.

The book was launched by the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) together with IBON International and IBON Institute for International Development (I3D) in cooperation with the Pesticide Action Network – Asia Pacific (PAN-AP) and GRAIN-Asia.

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PCFS calls to uphold rights of indigenous peoples during WCIP in New York

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Written by April Porteria Friday, 03 October 2014 10:21

New York, USA – Members of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) have recently participated in the 69th High Level Plenary Meeting of the UN General Assembly known to be the World Conference on Indigenous Peoples held in the UN Headquarters in New York, USA last 22-23 September 2014.

The said conference has discussed the priorities for indigenous peoples in the Post-2015 Development Agenda while CSOs participating expressed serious concern with limited reference indigenous people’s rights. The High Level Meeting was expected to further strengthen and affirm the commitments by states to implement the UN Declaration on Indigenous Peoples in 2007.

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Unjust Development in Manipur

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Written by April Porteria Monday, 15 September 2014 14:45

The Center for Research and Advocacy in Manipur (CRAM) has released their July-September 2014 Newsletter Issue about the development injustice in Manipur. The newsletter talks about the sustainable development goals in the context of the Manipur situation as well as the continuing local struggles such as the heavy militarization of rural areas and the large-scale dam constructions that affect hundreds of indigenous families and communities.

For more information, please contact:

Center for Research and Advocacy Manipur

Sega Road Hodam Leirak, Imphal Manipur India 795001

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Honouring the life of Sarath Fernando: A fighter of rural people’s rights

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Written by April Porteria Thursday, 11 September 2014 15:33

The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) sends its deepest condolences to the family, friends and comrades of Mr. Sarath Fernando, founder of the Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) in Sri Lanka, and a member of PCFS.

Sarath, at 72 years old, passed away last 7th September due to cardiac arrest at the Kurunegala Hospital in Sri Lanka.

Sarath has long been a fighter of rural people’s rights. He grew up in a family of activists. He was also a fulltime member of the Janatha Vimukthi Peramuna (JVP) or Peoples’ Liberation Front from 1969 until 1971. He also joined the popular youth uprising in 1971 and later on decided to join the peasant movement.

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Pirates, pirogues and politicians: The politics of fishing in Africa

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Written by secretariat Wednesday, 03 September 2014 11:49

Article by: Peter Dörrie

The story of maritime fishing in Africa is often told as a simple one. On the one side are the continent’s countless artisanal fishermen and women who have plied the seas for hundreds of years in their dug-out canoes and pirogues. Today, they suffer because of the other side. Greedy fishing fleets from the European Union and Asia taking advantage of exploitative political agreements. Pirate fishermen, abusing many countries’ lack of control over their territorial waters. And greedy local elites that close both eyes, as long as they can line their own pockets.

To be sure, all these characters exist and the problems in Africa’s fisheries are real. But, as almost always, the reality is more complex than this simple tale of good and bad. Fishing is more than a simple economic activity. It is a complex social, commercial and political arena where competing interests clash. Here, the obvious solution not always turns out to be the right one.

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Contacts

People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) Offices

Global Secretariat Coordinator
secretariat@foodsov.org

Asia:
Add: 3/F IBON Center, 114 Timog Avenue, Quezon City 1103, Philippines
Tel: +632 9277060 to 62 local 208 / Fax: +632 9276981
Email: secretariat-pcfs-asia@foodsov.org

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Add: P.O. Box 76547-00508, Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254 722 323 720 / +254 736 629 117
Email: pcfsafrica-sect@foodsov.org

Latin America:
Add: 2/F Office 201, 16 de Julio Avenue (El Prado), 16 de Julio Building
Tel: (+591) 2 2312830 / Mobile: (+591) 6 8623003
Email: secretaria.pcfs.lac@foodsov.org