- Published on Thursday, 30 March 2006 07:00
The Indian Coordination Committee of Farmers’ Movement, an affiliate of the La Via Campesina in South Asia organized a massive rally near the Indian Parliament in New Delhi on 21st March protesting against the import of wheat and urging the government not to compromise agriculture for other gains at the WTO negotiations. In a memorandum to the Prime Minister of India, they condemned the Government and its trade negotiators for hurrying up completion of Doha Development Round (DDA) and sticking to 30th April deadline to conclude negotiating modalities in agriculture. They also blamed the Minister of Commerce, Mr. Kamal Nath, for “using” the developing countries in order to save the institutional failure of WTO in Hong Kong. In their memorandum, they demanded that the Government must keep agriculture and food out of the World Trade Organisation.
- Published on Saturday, 25 March 2006 07:00
(Curitiba Brazil, 24 March 2006) The international peasants’ movement La Via Campesina celebrates the decision made today by the Convention on Biodiversity’s working group at COP 8 in Curitiba, Brazil, to maintain and strengthen the de facto moratorium on Terminator technology. This technology, also referred to as GURTs (Genetic Use Restriction Technology), inserts genes to make the plant’s seeds sterile: the original seed will grow, but the seeds that the plant produces will not germinate.
- Published on Friday, 24 March 2006 07:23
- Published on Thursday, 23 March 2006 07:00