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UN General Assembly adopts Peasant Rights declaration ! Now focus is on its (...)


Today, 17 December 2018, the 73 Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73) in New York adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. Now that the declaration is an international legal (...)

Sustainable Peasant’s Agriculture : Building a Peasant Revolution in (...)

Salena Tramel, Shifa Mwesigye 11/10/13

The recent debate around the 2012 National Biotechnology and Biosafety Bill in Uganda and the Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) it promotes elevated issues related to food access across the country. Although the bill was tabled in Parliament (...)

Rio+20 : « Economie verte » et autres fausses solutions


Du 20 au 22 juin 2012, des gouvernements du monde entier vont se rassembler à Rio de Janeiro au Brésil dans le but de commémorer les 20 ans du « Sommet de la terre », la Conférence des Nations Unies sur l’environnement et le développement durable (...)

Land Grabbing : Indonesia is moving for people’s rights


A large rally themed to demand agrarian reform and recovering people’s rights shook Jakarta and 27 other provinces all across Indonesia on January 12. At least 7 thousand people march from Supreme Court to the Presidential Palace and end up at (...)

Agribusiness Transnational Corporations (TNCs) and UNFCCC process


A new global economic order is emerging with agriculture—specifically biomass—as its nexus. Policymakers and corporate executives refer to the new “bioeconomy,” claiming that humanity can transition from a global economy based on fossil fuels to one (...)

Les mouvements paysans face à la crise alimentaire


Les consommateurs du monde entier ont vu les prix des denrées alimentaires de base augmenter d’une façon dramatique ces derniers mois, entraînant de grandes difficultés particulièrement au sein des communautés les plus pauvres. En un an, le prix du blé (...)