Written by April Porteria Wednesday, 26 June 2013 11:57
Issue: Pending titles (Pattas) to the Jellellagudem Adivasis of Jelugumilli mandal of West Godavari district, under Forest Rights Act
Andhra Pradesh, India – Adivasis of Jellellagudem habitation has been cultivating 150 acres of land in the comportment number 148, in Bedadhanooru block in Jelugumilli mandal in West Godavari district. Jelugumilli mandal is notified as 5th schedule area and the Jellellagudem Adivasis are cultivating the land since 20 years and they are rightfully claiming the pattas under the Forest Rights Act.Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2013 12:04
Written by April Porteria Thursday, 13 June 2013 09:42
Valparaiso, Chile -- Last June 5-7, there was held an International Conference Women on Small-scale Fisheries with delegations from Costa Rica, Brazil, Nicaragua, Peru, Honduras, Salvador and different districts of Chile, organized by the National Confederation of Artisanal Fishermen of Chile (CONAPACH). The meeting discussed issues on artisanal fisherfolk and the national fishing law in Chile, the Voluntary Guidelines for Small-Scale Fisherfolk of FAO and the discrimination on women's work in the sea.
In line with this, the first meeting of the People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) - Latin America and the Caribbean was held on June 7 and 8 in “La Casa del Pescador” (House of the Fisherman), CONAPACH office in Valparaiso , Chile. With the participation of some organizations from Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Guatemala, El Salvador, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Peru, Venezuela and Kenya.Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:39
Written by April Porteria Thursday, 13 June 2013 11:16
Jakarta, Indonesia – The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) along with six other regional organizations in the Civil Society Mechanism (CSM) Southeast Asia Working Group (CSM SEA WG) organized the Southeast Asia CSM Consultation on the Developments of Principles for Agricultural Investment, VG on Land and other priority CFS issues held last 23-25 May 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia. The consultation is the first of the sub-regional consultation initiatives by the CSM in Asia. PCFS was able to bring in PCFS members and networks from Mongolia, Pakistan, India, Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Indonesia and the Philippines to the consultation.
The activity attended by around 40 individuals representing farmers groups, rural women, NGOs, IPs, etc. from Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia and South Asia aimed:Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:16
Written by April Porteria Tuesday, 11 June 2013 14:20
Manipur, India -- Forced eviction targeting marginalized communities has been increasingly in Manipur due to aggressive push for mega development, industrialization, setting up of state and private institutions. Mega dam’s construction and tourism related eviction is fast intensifying. The villagers of Chadong, Riha, Thawai etc along the Thoubal River in Mapithel Valley are threatened with eviction by the construction of Mapithel Dam of the Thoubal Multipurpose Hydroelectric Project. Likewise in a tourism related eviction, residents of Naga River colony along the Naga River were mercilessly evicted without their consent in May 2013 for construction of a huge five star hotel, in violation of all legal processes which order against eviction and against all standing international human rights laws on eviction.
Earlier in the year 2011, the Government of Manipur was urged by the UN Special Rapporteur on Housing rights during his intervention on the forced eviction of residents of Lamphelpat Wetlands in June 2011, not to effect any forced eviction without the consultation and consent of all affected peoples and communities. Eviction takes place in Manipur in the background of absence of policies to project the rights of affected communities for their just rehabilitation and resettlement.Last Updated on Thursday, 13 June 2013 14:32
Written by April Porteria Saturday, 08 June 2013 21:30
The People's Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) together with the CSO Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE) will hold its third leg of regional consultations on Development Effectiveness in the Rural Sector in Africa on 13-14 June 2013 in Nairobi, Kenya.
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