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Agriculture is considered a key to employment, growth, and poverty reduction in Africa. In Sub-Saharan Africa, the agricultural sector is said to employ 65% of the labor force and generates 32% of the gross domestic product (GDP)..
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CLIMATE CHANGE AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR SMALL FARMERS
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by: Rosario Bella Guzman
In the earth’s history, climate change is a natural, slow moving phenomenon. But its unpredictability and the rapidity with which it is happening now have made it a problem. Today, the threat of climate change on global survival systems has emerged as a critical, urgent issue.

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HOW SUSTAINABLE IS CHINA’S AGRICULTURE?
A Closer Look at China’s Agriculture and Chinese Peasants

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by: Pao-yu Ching
One of the most challenging problems in China’s agriculture has always been the lack of arable land. China has less than 9% of world’s arable land, but it has to produce food and other agricultural products for 22% of the world’s population.

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The Global Food Crisis: Hype and Reality
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by: Rosario Bella Guzman
Unrest over food, leading to "food riots" in some countries and dubbed as "food war" by the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has hogged the headlines lately. But the depressing news have turned bizarre as proponents of neo-liberal globalization (the IMF included) have used the issue to push for more neo-liberal restructuring in food and agriculture, leading many to believe that the global food crisis is hyped.
SPECIAL ECONOMIC ZONES (SEZS): UNTOLD AGONIES
Experiences from Asian Countries

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by: Ujjaini Halim
Special Economic Zones or SEZs are taking centre-stage in the debate concerning development in Asia today. The rapid expansion of SEZs in various Asian countries have initiated a widespread debate on the impact of such zones on the economic growth and development of the concerned nations.

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Biofuels: A New Wave of Imperialist Plunder of Third World Resources
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by: Arnold Padilla
The major justifications behind the current biofuels rush, namely high oil prices and climate change, are the natural results of a world economic system that is under the monopoly control of transnational corporations (TNCs).

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WTO’s Renewed Attack on Food Sovereignty
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by: Sonny Africa
The World Trade Organization talks are now at a crucial stage and particularly threaten Southern agriculture and food sovereignty. The WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA) reached at the end of the Uruguay Round has already gone far in opening up and destroying domestic agriculture sectors in its decade of implementation. The AoA being renegotiated during the current Doha Round, resumed in early 2007, aims to bring this destructive process even further forward. The Chair of the WTO’s agriculture negotiations, Ambassador Crawford Falconer of New Zealand, provided a paper in late April purportedly aimed at moving the agricultture talks forward. Its proposals however merely affirmed, once again, that the direction of the WTO’s AoA is towards the only kind of deal acceptable to the big Northern powers: one that benefits them at the expense of the already impoverished rural producers of the South.

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Not Under the Same Sky: Bilateral Free Trade Agreements (FTAs), Agriculture and Food Sovereignty
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by: Aziz Choudry
This publication is an initial report on the spread of Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) throughout the Asia-Pacific and their impacts on agriculture and food sovereignty, in the context of the current state of play of the WTO, and the devastating legacy of agricultural liberalisation through World Bank/International Monetary Fund structural adjustment programmes.

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The Implications of Dumping of Agricultural Products in Asia: Asian Farmers’ Untold Misery
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by: Ros-b Guzman
The push for tariff reduction worldwide along with the pressure to eliminate production subsidies, which has been largely commanded by the World Trade Organization (WTO), has brought serious repercussions to the dominantly agrarian Asian economies. Across these countries, there have been unprecedented declines in agricultural tariffs and other nontariff barriers as well as production support as a result of their commitments to the WTO Agreement on Agriculture (AoA). Compounding the trend are the agreements being introduced either bilaterally or through the regional trade blocs, which are meant to ensure and fast-track the trade liberalisation that has been time and again derailed in the WTO negotiations....

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Modules on Food Sovereignty
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PAN AP and PCFS
Bilateral Free Trade and Investment Agreements and the US Corporate Biotech Agenda
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From Seattle to Doha, Cancun to Hong Kong, and all points in between, World Trade Organization (WTO) negotiations have failed to deliver as much as many of the corporations and governments which dominate the world's economy want. So the US and a number of other governments, urged on by their big business lobbies, have increasingly turned to bilateral free trade and investment agreements...
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Primer on Food Sovereignty
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International Convention on Food Sovereignty
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People's Convention on Food Sovereignty
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RAMPAGING THE RAINFORESTS
Squashing people's customary land ownership in Sarawak

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
February 2009
Hunger and plunder in the Seas:
Oil and gas exploration causes destruction of marine environmentand food insecurityin Central Philippines
By Ilang-Ilang D. Quijano

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
November 2008
SEZ Expansion in Andhra Pradesh:
Undermining the Rights of the Poor
By Dr. Ujjaini Halim and Dr. Madhabi Roy

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
May 2008
BRAVING BULLETS
Central Mindanao farmers struggle
for genuine land reform
By Ilang-Ilang Quijano

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
June 2007
Against All Odds:
A Dalit Village’s Fight Against
Industrial Aquaculture
By Nityanand Jayaraman
Neo-liberal industrial policy:
A Paradigm Shift of the Left

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
June 2007
DOING THE “RIGHT” THING:
INDUSTRIAL POLICY OF LEFT GOVERNMENT OVERRIDES RIGHTS OF PEASANTS IN WEST BENGAL
By Ms. Ujjaini Halim
Neo-liberal industrial policy:
A Paradigm Shift of the Left

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
Special Edition
OUR LAND THEIR DEVELOPMENT
A report of the International Fact Finding Mission on the Forced Eviction of the Farming Communities in the State of West Bengal in India

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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
October 2006
TERRORIZING THE STRUGGLE FOR FOOD SOVEREIGNTY
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Speak Out! Communities Asserting Their Rights to Food Sovereignty
PAN AP and PCFS
August 2006
People's Convention on Food Sovereignty
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People's Convention on Food Sovereignty
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People's Convention on Food Sovereignty
- Video Part 3

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People's Convention on Food Sovereignty
- Video Part 4

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