Written by April Porteria Friday, 08 February 2013 15:15
8 February 2013
In support of the Hacienda Looc Farmers
APC Calls for the Prosecution of Henry Sy for Landgrabbing
Quezon City, Philippines – The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) is calling for the prosecution of Henry Sy for landgrabbing of 5,800 hectares of lands at Hacienda Looc, in Nasugbu, Batangas.
On January 31, 2013, farmers from Hacienda Looc filed through their counsel Sentro para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo (Sentra), with the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) a complaint for illegal and unauthorized conversion against Henry Sy and its SM Investment Corporation, SM Land Corporation and Costa de Hamilo Inc.
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 05 February 2013 09:13
IMPHAL, February 03, 2013 - A community level meeting held at Khangbor village under Tipaimukh sub-division has resolved that the joint efforts of the Government of India and Jubilant Oil and Gas Private Limited (JOGPL) to drill and explore petroleum from Manipur should be aborted immediately.
The meeting held on January 30 was jointly organised by JAC on Oil Exploration in Tipaimukh Area, Protection of Natural Resources in Manipur, All Tribal Students’ Union Manipur, Centre for Organisation Research and Education, All Zeliangrong Students’ Union , Citizens Concern for Dams and Development and Centre for Research and Advocacy.
As oil companies as well as the Government of India have failed to respect and recognise people’s right to self determination over their life, future, land and natural resources, Government of India and JOGPL should put a stop to all their efforts aimed at exploring petroleum in Manipur.
Written by Shanthi Wednesday, 05 December 2012 16:50
The World Bank (WB) is currently promoting its new big project: Climate-smart Agriculture (CSA), primarily targeted at small-scale farmers and food producers, as the solution to the threats posed to food security from a growing global population and climate change. The WB purports that CSA projects will increase food production, and adapt farming techniques to mitigate the effects of climate change in exchange for commodifying soil in the form of ‘soil carbon credits’ to bankroll the projects
Despite the grand promise of a triple-win solution to the intricate problems facing the agricultural sector, many organisations representing small-scale farmers have protested the plans. Small-scale farmers are protesting that these projects will intensify land grabbing and carbon credit systems earn few benefits in return for high investment costs.
PCFS has produced a special report which investigates the main objections to the CSA project, highlighting the implications of engaging in soil carbon trading and the need for projects which address the structural causes of unsustainable agriculture.
PCFS recommends carbon markets to be dropped from the agriculture agenda and for food sovereignty principles to be held up in their place. PCFS also recommends more action to be taken to stop unsustainable farming practices by industrial agri-corporations.
The full PCFS Special Release on Climate Smart Agriculture can be downloaded here.
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