Jul 212010
 

Excerpt from: Our Land, Our Future: Promoting Indigenous Participation and Rights in Mining, Climate Change and Decision-Making in Guyana, 2010 By Marcus Colchester and Jean La Rose Amerindian Peoples Association, Forest Peoples Programme and The North-South Institute. Full report here Executive Summary: This report summarises the efforts made by the Amerindian Peoples Association (APA) over […]

Jul 212010
 

Source: Bassin Zim Educational Development Fund Mr .Hugh Grant Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer Monsanto Corporation Dear Mr. Grant, In mid May of 2010, it was announced in Haiti that your company, Monsanto Corporation, decided to give 475 tons of seeds to Haiti. In fact, 60 tons had already been distributed in some areas. […]

Jul 212010
 

Excerpt from What kind of State? What kind of equality?  This document was prepared under the supervision of Alicia Bárcena, Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC), for presentation at the eleventh session of the Regional Conference on Women in Latin America and the Caribbean (Brasilia, 13-16 July 2010). […]

Jul 152010
 

Source: Zcomunications.org By Esther Vivas The current food model is from top to bottom subject to a high company concentration, being monopolized by a series of transnational agribusiness interests that place their own economic interests above the good of the public and the community. Today, the food system no longer responds to the nutritional needs […]

Jul 152010
 

Excerpt from The Impact of the Crisis on Women: Main Trends across Regions By the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID), 2010 Full document here Rural development is intimately linked to food security and sovereignty, climate change and indigenous populations. Nevertheless, it has often been marginalized in development processes and practices. The majority of […]

Jul 152010
 

Source: venezuelanalysis.com By James Suggett Mérida, June 17th 2010 (Venezuelanalysis.com) – The Venezuelan National Assembly passed a reform to the Land Law on Tuesday night which increases the ability of landless tenant farmers to obtain land and strengthens the state’s power to convert large, idle estates into food producers. When the law was originally passed […]

Jul 152010
 

Souorce: Inter Press Service By Mario Osava ALTAMIRA, Brazil, Jul 1, 2010 (IPS) – “There will be two years of abundance, and then famine,” says Brazilian indigenous leader José Carlos Arara, laying bare his opinion of the promises that the Belo Monte hydroelectric dam will not alter the living conditions of the people in this […]

Jul 112010
 

Source: Latinamerica Press Tanker leaks 400 gallons of oil on key jungle river. An oil tanker hired by Argentine oil company Pluspetrol has spilled some 400 gallons of oil into the Marañón River in northeastern Peru. Pluspetrol has said the spill is now under control and that it has been investigating. The Loreto provincial prosecutor […]

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