Written by Administrator Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:20
ASIA-PACIFIC RESEARCH NETWORK
Hyderabad, India - The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) launched its latest book entitled “Sowing Seeds of Hope and Change: Farmers Confronting the Foodand Climate Crises” on October 15, 2012, a day ahead of World Food Day. The book launch was co-sponsored by the Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) in the People’s Food Biodiversity: Land and Food Sovereignty in Hyderabad, India. The event ran in parallel to the 11th Conference of Parties Convention on Biodiversity (COP CBD 11).
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:04
ASIAN PEASANT COALITION (APC)
ANDHRA PRADESH VYAVASAYA VRUTHIDARULA UNION (APVVU)
Hyderabad, INDIA -- From 14-15 October 2912, Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) and the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) in cooperation with Vikas Adhyayan Kendra (VAK) National Alliance of People’s Movements (NAPM) held a Consultation on Peoples Food Sovereignty: Land and Biodiversity, in Hyderabad, India. The consultation was held at the same time as the 11th Conference of Parties on the Convention on Biological Diversity.
The consultation brought together more than 50 people from South India and Asia representing peasant,s farmers, dalits, tribal people, indigenous peoples, women farmers, artisans, people working on alternatives, and people displaced from their lands. They collectively discussed biodiversity from the people’s perspectives, experiences and knowledge and concluded by challenging the Convention on Biological Diversity and ongoing destructive practices taking place in their countries despite the CBD.
Written by Administrator Wednesday, 31 October 2012 15:51
Jakarta, Indonesia -- On 16th October 2012, Peasants from Alliance for Agrarian Reform Movement (Aliansi Gerakan Reforma Agraria-AGRA), a militant andprogressive national peasant organization in Indonesia, held a commemorative event on International Food Day, together with other civil society organizations in Jakarta
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