The People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) has prepared this digest to aid our members and networks in studying, analyzing, and ultimately, utilizing the United Nations Declaration on theRights of Peasants and Other People Working in the Rural Areas (UN DROP).
Download SPEAK OUT Issue 2 – January 2019 here.
The Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and the People’s Coalition on Food Sovereignty (PCFS) jointly organized an exchange program on land occupation campaigns in Surat Thani province, Thailand on 24 to 25 October 2018. The exchange program was hosted by the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand (SPFT), a member of APC.
GRAIN and friends issue a call to action; inviting women’s groups and peasant organisations to examine the issue of biofortification—locally, regionally, nationally or globally. There is enough information and experience to justify a boycott of all biofortified crops and foods, coupled with demands for investment in a different approach to agricultural research based on agroecology, local culture and food sovereignty.
The people of Preah Vihear province, north of Cambodia are currently engaged in a struggle for their land and life. Sugarcane fields are slowly replacing their communities due to the corporate takeover of Guangdong-based Hengfu Group Sugar Industry Co., Ltd., a Chinese agribusiness mainly producing diversified sugar products. In 2011, the Royal Government of Cambodia (RGC) granted it economic land concessions (ELCs) covering over more than 42,000 hectares of land in the province. Hengfu’s landgrabbing is one of the prominent land dispute cases in Cambodia.
Download SPEAK OUT Issue 1 – January 2019 here.