Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 27 August 2013 10:49
Imphal, Manipur - Last August 25, a public meeting cum mass rally was held at Hayel Hangool, Thoubal district that demanded de-commissioning of Ithai Barrage as well as Sekmai Barrage and demanded commensurate compensation for the paddy cultivation and fish farms inundated due to blocking of water currents by the two barrages. Earlier, excess water accumulated at Ikop Pat and Kharung Pat was drained out to Manipur river by a natural process and people settled around the two wetlands rarely faced flood situations. But since the past 30 years, people settled around Kharung Pat and Ikop Pat have been enduring artificial flood regularly after the course for draining out excess water was blocked by man-made barriers.Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 August 2013 11:06
Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 14 August 2013 00:28
The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) - Burundi would like to invite interested organizations to support and contribute to this activity on implementing the Zero Hunger Program in Burundi that will be held on 19-20 September 2013 in Source du Nil Hotel, Bujumbura, Burundi.
The conference will not just discuss the implementation of the Zero Hunger Program in Burundi but will also be a follow up consultation on the High Level Meeting on new and unified approaches to end hunger in Africa within the CAADP framework that was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia last 30 June to 1 July 2013.
The conference is also expected to sensitize stakeholders to come up with decisions and programs that would eradicate hunger in Burundi. Local organizations from Burundi will also share their experiences in the field.
Written by April Porteria Friday, 09 August 2013 22:33
August 9, 2013
APC hails uprooting of Golden Rice
Hits scientist with alleged financial ties to IRRI and Syngenta
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) hailed members of the militant Kilusang Magbubukid ng Bikol(KMB) or Peasant Movement in Bicol together with the Sararong Inisyatiba nin Kahinwanmaan na Wasakon ang Agrokemikals na Lasong-GMO (SIKWAL – GMO) who uprooted Golden Rice yesterday, August 8, in an experimental lot at the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit No. 5 at Pili, Camarines Sur in Bicol region, Philippines.
Within 15 minutes the more than 400 Bicolano farmers coming from Camarines Sur, Camarines Norte and Sorsogon surprisingly uprooted Golden Rice to protest its field trials.
Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 22:44
Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 07 August 2013 09:34
Statement from the Social Development Integrated Centre (Social Action) on the commemoration of the second anniversary of UNEP Report release on the Ogoni environment
As environmental rights groups the world over sadly draw attention to the pains, misery and loss of livelihood in Ogoniland resulting from decades of reckless oil exploitation and massive pollution of their environment by Shell, Social Action working with Ogoni Solidarity Forum (OSF), Health of Mother Earth Foundation (HOMEF) and other community groups has called for an urgent declaration of a state of emergency on the Ogoni environment.
Addressing thousands of Ogoni people and others who gathered at Bori, the traditional headquarters of Ogoni people to commemorate the second anniversary of the release of UNEP Audit Report on Ogoni environment, Comrade AkpoBari Celestine, an environmental/human rights campaigner on behalf of the groups condemned what he called a criminal silence of the Nigerian Government and Shell on the implementation of that report (also referred to as a death sentence) two years after its release.Last Updated on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 10:17
Written by April Porteria Monday, 05 August 2013 15:50
Botocatu, Brazil -- On July 31st, the third international meeting on agroecology organized by the Instituto Giramundo Mutuando, a member-organization of the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS), was launched, bringing together more than 2000 participants, including students, teachers, researchers, and producers in Brazil, Latin America, and other parts of the world.
This meeting also brought together various social movements in Latin America to discuss the current situation of agroecology in Brazil and in the region to understand the reach of the main threats to food sovereignty to the Latin American peoples, intensify the struggles, and propose new resistance alternatives.Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 August 2013 13:33
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