Written by Administrator Monday, 05 November 2012 13:22
CITIZENS CONCERN FOR DAMS AND DEVELOPMENT (CCDD)
COMMITTEE ON THE PROTECTION OF NATURAL RESOURCES IN MANIPUR
CENTRE FOR RESEARCH AND ADVOCACY - Manipur
ALL LOKTAK LAKE FISHERMEN’S UNION
JAC AGAINST THE LAMPHEL YAIPHA LEIKAI EVICTION
JAC AGAINST LEI INGKHOL EVICTION
ENVIRONMENT AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT – Manipur
India – In commemoration for World Food(less) Day, organizations in Manipur, India held a one day discussion on Development Challenges and Food Sovereignty in Manipur. The participants discussed the increasing land grabbing of arable land, construction of mega-dams, displacement of local peoples, increasing militarization, and lack of food sovereignty driving hunger and poverty in the region. They raised the concerns of the people and considered their calls for action.
Written by Administrator Monday, 05 November 2012 13:10
KILUSANG MAGBUBUKID NG PILIPINAS (KMP), PHILIPPINES
Manila, Philippines – The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) held a series of events, including rallies, camp outs and protests across the Philippines in the week around World Food(less) Day. The peasants spoke out on their situation and its causes and spoke out against government programs and policies which were causing their hunger and displacement. They especially protested against genetically modified rice varieties and mistreatment of the coconut levy funds and the government land reform program.
Written by Administrator Monday, 05 November 2012 13:05
17 October 2012
WORLD FOOD DAY
While the Philippine government aims to attain rice self-sufficiency by 2013, research group IBON notes that the country is lagging behind its Asian neighbors in terms of agricultural growth.
Based on a study commissioned by the government, Philippine agriculture is 20 years behind other Asian countries. The country’s land productivity in terms of yield of traditional crops has declined, even as the labor productivity of farmers and agricultural workers has increased annually. Comparing land productivity with ASEAN member countries, the Philippines ranked 4th in rice, coconut, sugarcane, and 5th in corn.
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