For farmers in Asia as elsewhere, land ownership and effective control is the key to any radical transformation of the food systems and for attempts to achieve genuine sustainable development to really matter.
The African Institute for Agrarian Studies brought Southern scholars, activists, practitioners, and farmers to Harare, Zimbabwe to learn from each other’s work and experiences to advance social justice projects for the rural global South.
Amid massive land grabbing, land-use conversions and plunder of natural resources in the region by foreign and local investors, peasant organizations and land reform advocates vowed to further advance the struggle for genuine agrarian reform at a recently concluded two-day conference here.
two years after Supreme Court decision ordering distribution of Hacienda Luisita, Cojuangcos of Tarlac province still control 6,000-hectare sugar estate. Denial of farmers’ rights with the “imminent” entry of businessman Manuel V. Pangilinan.
The Asian Peasant Coalition, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and the Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela say that because of farmers’ militant actions a bio-ethanol plant was victoriously shut down in San Mariano, Isabela, northeastern Philippines
A report entitled "The Real Trespassers: Landgrabbing in the Name of Palm Oil in Southern Philippines" that chronicles the findings of the International Fact-Finding Mission in Opol has been released by PAN AP.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and the Asian Peasant Coalition lambasted Nakeen Corporation, a company that operates a palm oil plantation in Misamis Oriental, for spreading lies and deception during their press conference held on May 17, 2012.
At least 100 farmers led by members of the Asian Peasant Coalition joined a protest in the Philippines against global land grabbing, calling on governments in Asia to stop devoting their lands to the food security of other nations