(These organisations are the key participants in the People's Caravan on Food Sovereignty and the People's Convention on Food Sovereignty. This list is still partial and will be updated from time to time)
1. Unnayan Bikalper Nitinirdharoni Gobeshona
Profile: UBINIG is essentially a policy advocacy and research organization. At the same time, they do implement the ideas, which come out of their research in the form of various programs and projects. The approach of UBINIG towards social processes of change is based on interrelated practices at two different level of operation: activities at the grass root level and the activities at the policy level
Name of representative: Farida Akhter
UBINIG / Nayakrishi Andolon
5/3 Barabo Mahanpur
Ring Road, Shaymoli, Dhaka 1207
Phone: +880-2-811 1465
2. Bangladesh Krishok Foundation
Profile: The organization is working among the different sections of peasants. However, their work among landless farmers is very strong. The organization has already rehabilitated more than 100,000 landless men and women in the occupied land. They called this movement Khasland (fallow) Occupation Movement. The main objective of this movement was to establish the right to land of poor people that is related to the achieving of food sovereignty. In addition, the organization is trying to ensure access to the land for poor in different ways.
Name of representative: Badrul Alam
Bangladesh Krishok Federation
Ismail Mansion: Room No-405
4th Floor, 9/H, Motijheel
222/A, West Dholaipar, 3rd Flr. Dhaka 1204 Bangladesh
Phone: +880-2-955 9356 / 880-2-741-4049
Profile: SHISUK Since 1993, SHISUK has been working in the districts of Dhaka, Gazipur, Sirajgong, and Comilla, with programmes on rural development, income generating programme in fisheries, HIV/AIDS related d mass awarShisuk since 1993, has been working in the districts of Dhaka, Gazipur,Sirajgonj and Commilla on programs related to rural development, income generating programs in fisheries, HIV/AIDS related information, education, communication and mass awareness.
Name of representative:
Shikkha Shastha Unnayan Karyakram (SHISUK)
7/1, Block-A, Lalmatia,
Phone: +880-2-912 6235
Profile: CEDAC is the main Cambodian organization to support agricultural development in Cambodia. It was established in 1997 and works for the development of small scale agriculture and sustainable management of community based natural resources through participatory development research and extension, teaching and training, and promotion of exchange and dissemination of information.
Name of representative: Yang Saing Koma
Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture
(CEDAC)Trapaing Trakiet village, Por Angkrorng commune
Borseth district, Kampong Speu province, Cambodia
1. RAPALMIRA (PAN) Colombia
Profile: Pesticide Action Network promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.
Name of representative: Elsa Nivia
Calle 6A No 61-109 Apto. 103E
Apartado Aereo 23.922, Cali,
Phone: 2-5525889 / 2-3394671
1. Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center (PEAC)
Profile: The mission of PEAC is to reduce the use of harmful pesticides in China and to promote alternative ecological forms of pest control, and eventually protect the human health and ecological health for sustainable development. PEAC seeks to reduce the use of harmful chemical pesticides in China through a consumer-driven and farmer-centred participatory-approach. It focuses on: 1. Training and empowering farmers 2. Promoting consumer’s awareness of pesticide dangers 3. Protecting Women Health 4. Advancing Alternatives and Ecological Agriculture 5. Developing appropriate policy responses and advocating policy reform
Name of representative: Kuang Rong Ping
Address: Pesticide Eco-Alternatives Center
Yunnan Action (PEAC)
Fifth Floor, Jie Cheng Building, 540 Bai Yun RD Kunming, Yunnan province, 650224
Phone: 871-573 2769
1. Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)
Profile: APMM is a regional migrant centre supporting the migrant's movement through advocacy, organizing and building linkages for the advancement of migrants rights.
Name of representative: Ramon Bultron
Address: Asia Pacific Mission for Migrants (APMM)
G/F Kowloon Union Church
No.2 Jordan Road, Kowloon SAR
Phone: 2-723 7536
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1. Institute for Motivating Self Employment (IMSE)
Profile: Since the founding in 1973, IMSE has devoted its activities to uplift the living standard of the poor rural population and to champion social justice. As it implies our institute's name, the philosophy behind our work is to supply the needed assistance in order to make people help themselves and hence to strengthen their self-esteem. The target groups are landless agricultural workers, sub-marginal and marginal peasants, small farmers, fish workers, indigeneous people, youth and other patriotic democratic forces. There would always be a special focus on peasant women and non-farm self-employed women workers.
Name of representative: Biplap Halim
Address: Institute for Motivating Self-Employment (IMSE)
195, Jodhpur Park
Kolkata - 700 068
Phone: 33-2473 2740 / 33-2483 6491
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
2. Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED)
Profile: A non-governmental organization, Society for Rural Education and Development (SRED) started with health work. Working, in villages near Arkonam in North Arcot district in Tamil Nadu. It had emerged from a network of various organizations of a similar nature working since the early seventies which had focussed on organization of landless agricultural laborers, first among dalits only, and later attempting to work along class lines. These organizations had focussed a lot on humanitarian issues (caste atrocities) as well as on wage and land issues.
Name of representative: Fatima Burnad
Address: SRED, Kallaru, Perumuchi Village & Post
Arakkonam - 631002, Vellore,
Phone: 41-77-224708 / 77-226936
3. Deccan Development Society
Profile: DDS is a two-decade-old grassroots organisation working with Sanghams (village level groups) of poor women most of who are dalits. The society has a vision of consolidating these village groups into strong and vibrant organs of primary civil society and federate them into a strong pressure lobby for women, poor and dalits. A host of continuing dialogues, debates, educational and training programmes facilitated by the Society with the people tries to translate this vision into a reality. It believes that the women of the DDS sanghams have worked towards the following autonomies: - Autonomy over food production - Autonomy over seeds - Autonomy over natural resources and their management - Autonomous market - Autonomous media
Name of representative: Mr. P.V. Satheesh
Address: Deccan Development Society
Flat 101, Kishan Residency, Street No. 5, Begumpet
Hyderabad - 500 016,
Phone: +91-40-7764577 / 7764744
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4. Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union-APVVU
Profile: Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union-APVVU is a trade union federation promoted in the state of Andhra with decade long support extended by organisations like SAHANIVASA. APVVU being people’s movement involves struggles for land distribution and implementation of land reform laws, minimum and equal wages, discrimination against untouchability, against displacement and protection of forests and rights of adivasis, agricultural workers, small farmers and children’s rights with gender equity perspective.
Name of representative: P. Chennaiah
Address: Andhra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula
6, S.B.I.COLONY, CHITTOOR 517 001
Phone: 85-7222 8592
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
5. The Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (Cecoedecon)
Profile: The Centre for Community Economics and Development Consultants Society (Cecoedecon) was founded by a small group of young, committed social workers to provide immediate relief to the victims of devastating floods in Jaipur district in 1982. From a very modest beginning as a relief agency, Cecoedecon has evolved into a civil society organization pursuing integrated participatory development and advocating human rights. The criterion for undertaking interventions is that they should lead to community self-reliance and empowerment. Thus, its work centers on the unfulfilled needs and ignored rights of partner communities.
Name of representative: Sharad Joshi
SWARAJ-F-159-160, Idustrial and
Institutional Area, Sitapura
Phone: 141-277 1488 / 277 0812 / 309 4834-36
6. Human Rights Lawyers Initiative (HRLI)
Profile: Human Rights Lawyers Initiative (HRLI) was promoted as a response to the increasing human rights violation throughout the state of Tamil Nadu and the inability and failure of the mechanisms to safeguard the rights of the people specifically of the rights of women, children, Dalits, minorities and unorganized sectors. HRLI is comprised of Human rights lawyers from all over Tamil Nadu and has representation from all the thirty districts of the state. Being a support service organization HRLI enhances the grass root organizations to use law as a means of social change and to uphold the rights of the various subaltern sectors.
Name of representative: Anjalis – Lawyer
Address: 1/57, 5th street, Bharathi Nagar,
Old Perungalathur Post, Chennai-600063, India
Phone: 91-44-2276 1800/91-44-227618002,
Mobile : 009381020149
7. Alliance of People’s Movement
Profile: Landless Laboureres Movement, Rural Women’s Liberation Movement, Dalit People’s Movement, Irular Movement, Quarry Workers Movement, Brick kiln workers movement, Bullock Cart workers movement, Mathamma movement and Sex workers movement that operate in Vellore, Tiruvallur and Kancheepuram districts have come under the federation of the Alliance of People’s Movement (APM). APM serves as a platform for the unorganized workers of the three districts to voice their concerns before the opt forums. APM organizers education and capacity programs for the people on livelihood and development issues and convenes protest and demonstration to assert the rights of the unorganized workers. Food security and right to livelihood are the key concerns of the federation. Mass campaigns on hazards of pesticides and food security are being organized throughout the three districts by APM. APM strives to achieve land for the landless agricultural women. Over the short span of the federation APM has achieved land for the landless farmers in three villages.
Name of Representative: Venketyan
Address: No. 21, Dharmaraya Reddy Street, (New Bus Stand backside)
Suvalpettai, Arakkonam, Vellore district, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 00 91 4177 224708 / 226936
Fax: 00 91 4177 224708
8. Tamil Nadu Women’s Forum (TNWF)
Profile: It is a registered trust that strives towards promoting the rights of the women of the Tamil Nadu. The forum is the State level organization that serves as a platform for the women of Tamil Nadu to voice their concern before the State, National and International. The forum organizers State level campaigns on issues of food security, farmers concern, agro TNC’s and AoA. The educates women and peasants on the various emerging global issue that affect food security and livelihood challenges of farmers and unorganized agricultural workers.
Name of representative: Vimala, R.
Address: 76/37. G 1. ‘Z’ BLOCK, ANNA NAGAR, CHENNAI – 600 040, TAMIL NADU, INDIA
Tel: 00 91 44 42170702 / 42170703
Fax: 00 91 42170702
9. Tamil Nadu Dalit Women’s Movement (TNDWM)
Profile: TNDWM is the only State level movement for the Dalit women of Tamil Nadu. Lead by the district level Dalit women leaders the movement voices for the land and political rights of the Dalit women, since it is the base for the enhancement of their social and economic status. The TNDWM envisions eradicating work and descent based discrimination and manifold forms of caste atrocities. TNDWM believes that the land is the means of economic priority for the landless agricultural Dalit women. Focusing that the impacts of globalization and AoA continue to marginalize the livelihood rights of the Dalit women, the movement continues to campaign and lobby for protecting and promoting the food security and for upholding the farmer”s knowledge of agriculture and the organic farming practices.
Name of Representative: Magimai.A
Address: 6 H Anderson Road, Ayanavaram, Chennai – 600 023, Tamil Nadu, India
Tel: 00 91 44 26449860
Fax: 00 91 44 26449860
10. South Asian Network for Social and Agricultural Development (SANSAD)
Profile: SANSAD is a regional level network set-up by professionals, farmers associations, Civil Society Organizations etc. in 2004 to make South Asia free from hunger and poverty. SANSAD takes global and regional initiatives for sustainable agriculture, rural development and human dignity aimed at putting collective pressure on policy makers. SANSAD Creates knowledge that contribute to both the speed and quality of poverty reduction, with a focus on assisting those who are trapped in poverty, particularly in South Asia by analyzing the root causes of hunger, poverty and ecological degradation. SANSAD organize mass campaign, public debates, and advocacy workshops, build alliances, and forge partnerships between CSOs and northern NGOs with similar objectives, on issues of agriculture, poverty, hunger, food sovereignty and social development. SANSAD brings together farmers and their trade associations, academic institutions, like-minded voluntary organizations on a common platform to strengthen advocacy campaign for policy changes with respect to hunger, poverty, agriculture and trade. SANSAD makes all efforts to involve rural communities in all advocacy efforts.
Name of Representative: Anil K Singh
Address:P-78 Iind Floor, South Extension Part-II, New Delhi-110049, India
11. Brick-Kiln Workers Movement
Name of Representative: Chinnian Baskaran
12. International Federation of Hawker and Urban Poor
Name of Representative: Mr.Shaktiman Ghosh
Address: 2 College Street, Kolkata – 700 012.
13. Martin Luther King Center for Democracy and Human Rights
Name of Representative: Mr.Shanti Rajan Behera
Address: Post Box No. 185 GPO, Bhubanewsar- 751001, Orissa. India
14. Quarry Workers Movement
Name of Representative: Murugesan Vasudevan
15. Tamil Nadu Landless Labourless Movement
Name of Representative: Morugesan Raghavel
1. Gita Pertiwi
Profile: Gita Pertiwi (GP) has been working together with local communities in the below-poverty-line villages in Central Java to resolve this issue. GP believes that if the agricultural land which used to be utilised to yield popular crops is returned to its natural condition, there will be ssufficient varieties of crop sources which constitute an alternative source of carbohydrates for local communities and in turn will fulfil Indonesia's needs to be self-sufficient. The targeted communities have been benefiting from many plants which have high levels of plant protein, namely local legumes (not only soybeans)
Name of representative: Rossana Dewi R – Executive Director
Address: Gita Pertiwi
P.O. Box 325, Solo 57103
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2. Alliance of Agrarian Reform Movement (AGRA)
Profile: AGRA is a national peasant organisation formed in 1004 that struggles for genuine agrarian reform. At the regional level, it is a member of APC (Asian Peasant Coalition). The current member of AGRA is around 250,000 peasant (including small farmers, agricultural workers, and landless peasants).
Name of representative: Erpan Faryadi – AGRA Secretary General
Address: Kompleks Budi Asri, C-10, Bandung, Indonesia
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
3. Field Alliance, Indonesia
Profile: FIELD Indonesia is staffed by a team of experts who worked for 12 years with the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). Since 1990 this team has provided technical assistance to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs managed by the Government, NGOs, farmer associations and local communities. The FIELD team has played a key role in the creation and application of approaches such as the Farmer Field School (FFS), Farmer-to-Farmer training, and Farmer Action Research Facilities. Approximately one million farmers graduated from FFS in Indonesia.
Name of Representative: Russell Dilts
Address: Jl. Kemang Timur Raya No. 59 Bangka, Mampang Prapatan Jakarta 12730
Tel: 62 61-786 1690
1. Pacific Asia Resource Center (PARC)
Profile: Objective of the organisation is to create an equal society without a North-South divide.
Name of Representative: Ms. Reiko Inoue
Address: 2, 3F Toyo Bldg., 1-7-11 Kanda-Awaji-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 101-0063
Name of Representative: Yoshitaka Mashima, Kazuko Ichikawa, Sasawatari
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Website:http://www.nouminren.ne.jp/(only in Japanese)
Name of Representative: Masaaki Shakaguchi
4. Network for Safe and Secure Food and Environment (NESSFE)
Name of Representative: Mika Iba
Address: 3-23-15Matsubara, Setagayaku,Tokyo, Japan
1. Citizen Consumers Korea (CCK)
Profile: Consumers Korea is non-profit, non – politic, independent organization registered with Ministry of Economic and Finance. CK is a council member of Consumers International, PAN AP, IBFAN and a member ICRT. Consumers Korea launched campaigns on Safe food, SA, ED, Sustainable Consumption & Sustainable Energy etc.
Name of representative: Ms. Jaiok, Kim
KPO Box 411, Seoul 110-062
Phone: 2-7358907 / 7395530 / 7382555
1. Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP)
Profile: Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) is one of the regional centers for PAN International – a global coalition of citizen’s groups and individuals who are working to promote sustainable agriculture, and oppose the use of pesticides. PAN AP is dedicated to ensuring the empowerment of people, especially women and agricultural workers, peasant and indigenous farmers. It is committed to protect the safety and health of the people and the environment, from pesticides and GE in food and agriculture.
Name of Representative: Sarojeni Rengam – Executive Director
Address: 54 Lorong Batu Uban Satu, Taman Century, Penang, Malaysia
Tel: 604-6570271 / 6560381
Profile: It campaigns for the rights of foreign workers, up to three million of whom are in Malaysia. Foreign workers have been lured into the country, as a deliberate policy of the Malaysian government and have played a critical role in the country's recent economic success, but many now find them-selves suffering the most appalling abuses and are detained in camps as undesirables. Tenaganita works to document these problems, but also runs a half-way house for prostitutes with HIV, and a number of other programmes relating to migrant and poor workers' health, education, awareness and human rights. It also works with organisations in neighbouring countries to provide health, legal and pre-departure information for workers.
Name of representative: Irene Fernandez
Penthouse, Wisma MLS
31, Jln Tuanku Abdul Rahman
50100 Kuala Lumpur
Phone: 3-26913691 / 2697 3671
1. Center for Human Rights and Development (CHRD)
Profile: CHRD is a non-government organization working with the purpose to protect and promote human rights in Mongolia. Its one program focuses on the right to food including access to food for poor communities and the right to produce own food for rural communities. In this framework CHRD makes efforts to review the economic reform policies conducted during the transition to a market economy in the country from human rights perspectives and to conduct advocacy for changing the policies to make sensitive to human rights.
Name of representative: Ms. Urantsooj Gombosuren
Address: Centre for Human Rights and Development (CHRD)
Ulaanbaatar 13, Mongolia
Central Post Office, P.O.Box - 551
Phone: 11-325 721
1. Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
Profile: RRN works with poor and marginalised people in rural areas across Nepal to help them meet their basic needs, improve their livelihoods and build their communities. It is one of the country's largest national non-governmental organizations with projects in the sectors of health, awareness, education, self-government and policy advocacy. RRN’s program interventions are focused towards the realization of all human rights, poverty eradication, people’s empowerment and social transformation. RRN is also actively involved in several national platforms and umbrella networks.
Name of representative: Arjun Kharki
Address: Rural Reconstruction Nepal (RRN)
P.O. Box 8130
Phone: 1-4415418 / 4422153
2. All Nepal Peasants' Association (ANPA)
Profile: All Nepal Peasants' Association (ANPA) is an association of those entire progressive, patriotic, democratic and justice-loving Nepali peasants who are struggling against feudalism, imperialism and neo-liberalism. Its membership comprises of landless, lower and middle class peasantry, all farm and bonded laborers, pastorals as well as indigenous and Dalit farmers, women and youths including peasants working on various farm sectors such as cereal crops, cash crops, fisherfolks etc.The association provides leaderships to millions of peasants and their independent organizations dedicated for the welfare and dignity of the peasantry in their respective professional organizations
Name of representative: Balram Banskota
Address: All Nepal Peasants Association (ANPA)
P.O. Box 5471, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-1-4288403-4 / 5548971 / 5537795
3. All Nepal Women Association (ANWA)
Profile: All Nepal Women's Asssociation (ANWA) is the largest national women's organization in the country. It was founded in 1950. ANWA is the common and independent association of democratic, patriotic and progressive Nepalese women. It organizes women of all sectors and classes nationwide including working women, peasants, youth, students, house-wives, intellectuals, professionals, i.e., civil servants, teachers, nurses, etc. It envisages building powerful mass-based women's movement to uplift the status of women in the society. Its main aim is to empower and liberate women.
Name of representative: Manisha Singh
Address: All Nepal Women Association (ANWA)
P.O. Box 8337, Kathmandu
Phone: +977-1-2072030, 449952
4. USC Nepal
Profile: USCN is one of the promoting agencies of ecological agriculture practices in Nepal which is an indigenous farming methods based on local resources, traditional knowledge & skills and flokers. It is a system that disappoint killing goose to take out all eggs at once but to work on harmony with nature and serve human through protection and promotion of Nature's properties. Its program beneficiaries are 70 thousand people of them 60 percent are female and 35 thousands are farmers who are practicing ecological agriculture working with USCN. They work at groups helping each other to protect their rights and expedite/ facilitate their development. USCN do support and coordination and networking for their work. Similarly SUCN is a founding member of SANFEC (South Asian Network for Food, Ecology and Culture) and Food Security of Alliance of Nepal. USCN is active for the protection of Sustainable agriculture, farmer's rights and people's sustainable food through its own program and networking with various other similar organizations working at national and international levels.
Name of representative: Mr. Shree Ram Shrestha
Address: 111 Lamtangeen Marg, Baluwatar, Kathmandu, Nepal
5. Nature Enterprise (NEC)
Profile: NEC is a national level enterprise and consultancy services. Its main aim is to facilitate ecological farming and linking with the enterprise development process. It also helps to enhance local market and thereafter improve the income of the rural poor. Its main thematic area is on organic agriculture. Its related services include both promotion and consultancies
Name of Representative: Mr. Prem Bahadur Thapa and Umesh Lama
Address :Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu, Nepal
Tel : 977-1-4377737
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6. Nepal Permaculture Group (NPG)
Profile: NPG is a national network of individuals and institutions working for promotion of Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development and Permaculture. Its main function is to act as an umbrella group, linking together the many organizations in Nepal with similar objectives. Established in 1992, it is also affiliated with IFOAM, NAFOS, and other alliances. Major goal of the organization is to establish an effective networking system amongst organizations and individuals involved the field of Permaculture and similar philosophy to achieve sustainable and self-reliant society in Nepal. To achieve this goal, it strategically works through networking with emphasize on policy formulation, quality control of trainings and services, research, advocacy and lobbying. As a network institution, it has 11 institutional members and more than 765 individual members with whom constant contact and partnership is maintained. In order to facilitate the process institutionally, NPG has also established regional unit as regional coordination center in all five-development regions, which is further organized through regional coordination office, nominate a coordinator. As its main goal is to advocate on the issues at various level, it organizes different kinds of training, researches, workshop, seminars, publications, coordination etc in above-mentioned fields to maintain a functional network among its members and even the non-members who are like-minded. NPG is actively supported by individuals interested in sustainable farming practices in Nepal and those who recognize the need for a cohesive body, able to coordinate activities nationwide in this field.
Name of Representative: Mr. Prem Bahadur Thapa
Address : PO Box: 8132, Babarmahal, Kathmandu, Nepal
E-mail : email@example.com
Tel : 977-1-4252597
Fax : 977-1-4419284 (Attn: NPG)
Profile: Arena is an Aotearoa/New Zealand network of individuals and organizations committed to resist corporate ‘globalization’ in all its forms. Arena stands for an alternative development model based on self-determination, social justice, genuine people-centered development and environmental sustainability.
Name of Representative: Jane Kelsey
Address: P.O. Box 296, Ostend Waiheke Island, Auckland 1970, New Zealand
Tel: 604- 9 372 2034
Fax: (64 3) 3668035
Email : j.kelsey@AUCKLAND.AC.NZ
Name of Representative: Abdul Aziz Choudry
Address: 5687 St. Urbain, Montreal, H2T 2X2, Quebec, Canada
Tel: 1 (514) 2776452 /1 514-398-8432
1. Roots for Equity
Profile: Roots for Equity is an non-government organization which was formed with a clear agenda of being part of the anti-globalization movement in general, and supporting and strengthening Pakistani peasant movements to create a force against market economy forces in the agriculture sector.
Name of representative: Azra Talat Sayeed, Waku Haider
Address: Roots for Equity
B-260, Block 6
KDA Scheme No. 24
Phone: 21-498 4409
Profile: Founded on May 1st 1982 as a non-governmental, non-profit institution, PILER was an initiative of individuals from the trade unions, academia and professionals from various fields of life who were concerned about the plight of working people in Pakistan. Over the years, PILER’s vocational courses and activities have been dominated by an overall commitment to justice, included an element of solidarity with the workers, a continuing struggle for the democratization of the society and peace-building processes in the larger context of South Asia. At the same time PILER was to move towards a long term integrated institutionalization that would enhance its potential to efficiently fulfil its vocation, even as it seeks ways to achieve self-sufficiency in fulfilling these vocations.
Name of representative: Karamat Ali – Executive Director
Address: ST-001, Sector X, Sub Sector - V, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Karachi - Pakistan
Phones: 92(21) 6351145-7
Fax: 92(21) 6350354
3. LOK SANJH FOUNDATION
Profile: Lok Sanjh Foundation (LSF) is a Non Governmental Organization working with rural communities particularly with women farmers in Pakistan. The organization started its work in 1996 and is registered under Societies Act 1860. At present it is working in more than 70 villages in seven districts of Punjab, and with partners in Balochistan, Sindhand NWFP. Lok Sanjh Foundation aims at development and dissemination of pro- people, pro- poor, pro-women rural technologies for expanding choices for rural communities and augmenting rural incomes without harming social norms, local traditions and community food production system. Lok Sanjh promotes strategies for socially and environmentally sound agriculture through focused research, policy advice and advocacy. It promotes networking and linkages with a wide range of institutions and individuals working on ecological agriculture through seminars, workshops and exchange visits. The Lok Sanjh facilitates institutions and individuals in developing research priorities and in conducting research on issues and problems relevant to communities particularly in the fields of biodiversity, indigenous knowledge and ecological farming. Farmers-led research is central to Lok Sanjh’s technology development program. The Lok Sanjh emphasizes on close collaborations with both national and international institutions and individuals to get strengths from sharing information, experience and technologies. The Lok Sanjh staff comprises of more than 30 member shaving expertise in areas of biodiversity, ecological agriculture, natural resource management, forestry and range management, women empowerment, food security, social mobilization, and livestock management.
Name of representative: Shahid Zia
Address: House 494, Stret 47, G-10/4 Islamabad, Pakistan
Phone: 00 9251-210-1043
Fax: 00 92 51 221 0395
4. Pakistan Fisherfolks Forum (PFF)
Profile: Pakistan Fisherfolk Forum [PFF] is a registered non government organization. Since its inception, it has been active in creating awareness, mobilization and community organization for protection and sustainable management of the fisheries and other community livelihoods through advocacy, partnerships, networking, participatory research, information dissemination and participatory community development processes in Pakistan.
Name of Representative: Muhammad Ali Shah
Address: Sachal Hall Ibrahim Hyderi Bin Qasim Town Karachi, Pakistan
1. Pesticide Action Network - Philippines
Profile: Pesticide Action Network Philippines promotes healthy food, agriculture and an environment which will provide food and meet public health needs without dependence on toxic chemicals, and without harm to food producers and agricultural workers.
Name of representative: Dr. Romeo Quijano
Address: Pesticide Action Network - Philippines
Lot 2, Block 30, Salome Tan St.,
BF Executive Village
Las Pinas, Metro Manila 1740
Phone: 2- 521 8251 / 2-526 1816
2. Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
Profile: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) is a nationwide federation of Philippine organizations of landless peasants, small farmers, farm workers, subsistence fisherfolk, peasant women and rural youth. It has effective leadership over a total of 1.3 million rural people comprising roughly 9% of the Philippine agricultural labor force. It has 65 provincial and 15 regional chapters nationwide. KMP carries out painstaking organizing and education work among the peasantry as an important requisite to building a strong and mass-based organization. It employs various forms of struggle ranging from simple court actions and lobby work to mass mobilizations such as nationwide strikes and protest actions.
Name of representative: Danilo Ramos and Rhoda Gueta
Address: Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP)
17-D, Kasing-Kasing St., East Kamias Road
Phone: 2-434 5467
3. The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN)
Profile: The Asia Pacific Research Network (APRN) was established in 1998 as a result of networking including a number of conferences in 1997, where the objective to channel and focus the efforts of NGO research towards supporting the need for information, education and advocacy of grassroots organizations was recognized by a number of key Asian research organizations or non-government organizations with established research departments.
Name of representative: Antonio Tujan, Jr.
Address: IBON Foundation Inc.
3rd Floor, SCC Bldg. 4427 Intereor
Old Sta. Mesa, Manila 1008
Phone: 2-7132737 / 7132729
4. Cordillera Women’s Education and Resource Center
Profile: CWERC is a feminist organization mainly engaged in raising social and feminist awareness on indigenous women in Cordillera. It organizes education and training workshops. It conducts research and advocacy campaign on women's indigenous issues. It also provides library services and publications.
Name of representative: Jill Carino
Address: Asian Indigenous Women's Network
P O Box 1775, 2600 Baguio City
Phone: 74-4439459 / 4447703
5. IBON Foundation Inc
Profile: Timely information, incisive analysis in popular style, effective education. IBON is popularly known for these things, especially when it comes to socio-economic issues. IBON is a research-education-information development institution. IBON undertakes the study of socio-economic issues that confront Philippine society and the world today. It explores alternatives and promotes a new understanding of socio-economic issues that best serve the interests and aspirations of the Filipino people. IBON commits to bring this knowledge and information to the greatest number so that the people may effectively participate in building a self-reliant and progressive Philippines, a nation that is sovereign and democratic.
Name of representative: Rosario Bella Guzman
Address: IBON Foundation Inc.
3/F, SCC Bldg. 4427 Int. Old Sta. Mesa,
Phone: 2-7132737 / 7132729
Profile: SIBAT, a national network of institutions which has concerns on Appropriate Technology and Organic Agriculture saw the need to set up community seed banks wherein the task of retrieving traditional rice varieties, adapting, and doing some performance testing and dispersal are carried out.Community seed banks are intended to serve as the core activity around which the sustainable farming system is built; and strengthening its purpose towards enhancing crop diversity and food productivity in the community. Contact:
Name of representative: Vicky Lopez
No, 28, Road 5, GSIS Hills, Novalices,
Quezon City, Manila
Profile: SEARICE was registered formally as a non-stock, non-profit organization with the Securities and Exchange Commission of the Republic of the Philippines in December 1981, and was re-registered in 1996. SEARICE's Vision is to work for the creation of a just democratic civil society which upholds peoples initiatives towards the creative and sustainable utilization of the earth's resources. SEARICE's Mission is to assist in the development of civil society and contribute to the search for a new development paradigm.
Name of representative: Socrates P. Lugasip
Address: South East Asia Regional Initiatives
for Community Empowerment (SEARICE)
Unit 331 Eagle Court Condominuim
26 Matalino St., Diliman
Phone: 2-433 7182 / 433 2067
8. Montanosa Research and Development Center
Profile: MRDC is a regional NGO formation catering to the needs of the marginalized societies in the Cordillera interior.Its development philosophy revolves around the development of people with their active participation, at their own pace and for their own interest. It believes development must be geared towards self-reliance and it is only through people’s efforts that they can achieve what they aspire for. It believes further, consistent with the concern for the development of the people, that its development efforts must be balanced and integrated with the indigenous socio-economic-political and ecological environment. MRDC recognizes the vital importance of the ecosystem to human survival. Thus, it upholds the utilization and management of natural resources through organized community effort employing appropriate technologies.
Name of representative: Matthew Tauli
Address: Makmakamlis, 2619 Sagada Mt. Province, Philippines
9. Miriam PEACE (Public Education and Awareness Campaign for the Environment)
Profile: A school-based NGO for formal and non-formal education for the environment. Gives trainings/seminars and workshops to school teachers and administrators, local government officials, pollution control officers, etc. They network with organisations that uphold sustainable development. The organisation has actively worked towards the adoption of environment-friendly technology (e.g. organic farming) and fought against government policies that are anti-poor (example, adoption of GE technology). Miriam PEACE also lobbied with other organisations for the passage of environmental laws. It actively participated in the formulation of the National Biosafety Framework for the Philippines, and still fighting against the Mining Act, which civil society considers unconstitutional.
Name of representative: Milagros S. Serrana
Address: Miriam College, Loyola Heights, Diliman, Quezon City, Philippines
10. Cordillera Peoples Alliance (CPA) /Apit Tako
Profile: The acronym ÁPIT TAKÓ translates as our harvest and stands for Alyánsa dagiti Pesánte iti Taéng Kordilyéra or Alliance of Peasants in the Cordillera Homeland. APIT TAKO is a federation of more than a hundred peasant community organizations that range in size from 20 to 2,000 individual members each. About 95% of the membership are peasants indigenous to the Cordillera. And about 70% practice traditional low-input agriculture. APIT TAKO is its membership’s venue for shared study, collective articulation, and common action regarding issues that pertain to the Cordillera peasants’ pursuit of their land rights, a rational and balanced development of their livelihood resources and their communities, and equitable relations in their production and trading activities.
Name of representative: Fernando Bagyan
Address: # 16 Bukaneg Street, Burnham-Legarda Barangay,2600 Baguio City
11. Ecumenical Institute for Labour, Education and Research (EILER)
Profile: The Ecumenical Institute for Labor Education and Research, Inc. (EILER) is a non-governmental development organization in the Philippines providing institutional support for labor research, education and workers organizing nationwide. From its early beginnings as a church labor center in 1975, EILER was formally established in 1981 as an ecumenical service institution for labor education. From the darkest years of the Marcos dictatorship through the years past a popular uprising in 1986, EILER has brought together labor groups, church people, professionals and institutions to serve the Filipino workers.
Name of representative: Paul Quintos
Address: 2/F Balai Obrero Foundation, #63 Narra St . , Brgy. Claro, Project 3, Quezon City 1102 Philippines
Telefax: +63 (2) 913 0326
12. Pamalakaya (Nationwide Federation of Fisherfolk Organizations)
Profile: Pamalakaya - Pilipinas is a nationwide federation of fisherfolk organizations with a total individual membership of 80,000 based in different parts of the Philippines. The fisherfolk sector is composed of fishermen and women in coastal and in-land waters and workers in commercial fishing and aquaculture. The sector's burning desire to liberate itself from abject poverty and from exploitative and oppresive conditions is the spirit which guided Pamalakaya's founding on December 4, 1987. To reach its goals, Pamalakaya-Pilipinas:
Name of representative: Francisco Hicap
1. Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR)
Profile: Movement for National Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) was formed as a network of farmer organizations, NGOs and people’s organizations in other sectors at the beginning of 1990, in response to the serious socio-political and economic crisis that emerged in Sri Lanka at the end of 1980s. Efforts made in integrating Sri Lanka’s economy into the globalization process resulted in an unprecedented increase in rural poverty, breakdown in rural small farmer agriculture, malnutrition among children, high rate of anemia, among mothers, low birth weight babies, large increase in income disparities, loss of livelihoods. MONLAR concentrates its efforts largely with people and issues related to land and agriculture while making efforts to collaborate with other networks in other sectors.
Name of representative: Sarath Fernando
Address: No: 1151/58A, 4th Lane, Kotte Road, Rajagiriya, Sri Lanka
Phone: +94 11 2865534
Fax:: +94 11 4407663
2. Community Education Center (CEC)
Profile: CEC commenced its programs in 1983 its Objectives being to strengthen women's organizations through education and training to form a national women's organizations to meet the challenges facing women. It's activities include: Leadership training programs and Special workshops of relevance to women.
Name of representative: Anita Fernando
Address: Community Education Center (CEC), no 117,talahena,malabe,colombo
3. Green Movement of Sri Lanka
Profile: The Green Movement of Sri Lanka (GMSL) is an organization concerned with Environmental Conservation and Awareness Creation. It is a consortium with 147 non-governmental organizations, community based organizations and other groups spread around the Island involved in natural resource management. The GMSL envisions the achievement of natural resource based sustainable development through the empowerment of the poorest sections of the population and conservation of the environment through activities aimed at developing vibrant and sustainable communities throughout the island.
Name of representative:
Address: No 9, 1st Lane ,Wanatha Road, Gangodawila, Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
Phone : +94-115-516511 +94-112-817156
Tel/Fax : +94-114-305274
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
4. Center for Human Development
Profile: The Center for Human Development (CfHD) is an independent non-governmental development organization, which emerged from the Participatory Self Reliant Action Research Program initiated by the Government of Sri Lanka in collaboration with the UNDP , between the years 1979-1985. It was registered in the year 1986 and from the very inception, it is working at a national level and has a very good donor relationship with Norway , Switzerland , Canada , the Asian Development Bank, the UNDP and the World Bank Projects.
Name of representative:
Address: Tholangamuwa, Kegalle, Sri Lanka
Phone: 0094-35-2267138/ 0354680649
Green Centre: 0094-35-2268113
Profile: APWLD is an independent, non-government, non-profit organization. It is committed to enabling women to use law as an instrument of social change for equality, justice and development. It has a consultative status at the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations (ECOSOC). APWLD developed from dialogues among Asia Pacific women lawyers, social scientists and activists, which began at the 1985 Third World Forum on Women, held in Nairobi, Kenya. The women participating in the dialogues recognised that while law is used as an instrument of state control over resources, rights and even women’s bodies, it can also be used to help effect political and socio-economic changes in our societies. APWLD has engaged primarily in policy advocacy, education, training and other activities to address issues and concerns of poor and marginalized women in the region. It has lobbied at regional and international levels for the implementation of government commitments in international conventions and the integration of gender issues at regional and international fora.
Name of representative: Judy Pasimio
Room 305-308, Santitham YMCA Building
11 Sermsuk Road, Mengrairasmi
Phone: 53-404 613 / 404 614
1. National Association for Peasant and Small Scale Farmers
Name of representative:
Address: P.O.Box 30898 Lusaka, Zambia