- Published on Saturday, 05 April 2008 00:23
Response from the Indian and international farmer's movements
(Delhi, 31 March 2008) Indian and international peasants movement are meeting today in Delhi to discuss and develop their solution to the current food crisis. Peasants, small farmers, landless farmers and indigenous people are facing harsh living conditions all over the world. It is also the case in India. Neoliberal corporate globalization driven by the WTO has forced countries to open their domestic markets to import agriculture products and to cut subsidies. As a results, farmers have been losing their livelihoods and even their lives.
- Published on Monday, 31 March 2008 20:32
Open letter of the European Farmers Coordination (CPE) and of COAG (Coordinadora de las Organizaciones de Agricultores y Ganaderos – Spain)Is it really a democratic consultation?
A private consultancy has been charged to carry out consultations to simplify and draft amendments of the EU rulings on the marketing of seeds. Thus a questionary was put on line in order to "consult" the interested parts.
We, farmers organizations in more than 20 European countries, denounce the undemocratic nature of this consultation process. The issue of conservation, exchange and trade of seeds concerns directly millions of farmers in Europe, as well as millions of men and women who grow their own vegetables. Moreover the preservation of biodiversity concerns all citizens; without it the future of humanity itself is endangered.
- Published on Friday, 28 March 2008 22:12
The agricultural workers of the El Paso-Ciudad Juarez' region continue to suffer poverty and neglect despite their valuable contribution to the economy of the border region.
In 1993, the average annual income for the border agricultural workers was less that 7,000. This was only a third of the Poverty Income Guidelines of the Federal Government. But in the last 15 years, the salaries in the fields have fallen dramatically. Today they only earn half of the wages of 1993.
- Published on Thursday, 20 March 2008 14:45
Production: Rutas de Solidaridad
Genre: Video, 8,30 min
Date of Production: 2007
Language: Español y Bahasa Indonesia, Batak, Javanese