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In the News: Rice price hike possible due to new Thai policies

In the News: Rice price hike possible due to new Thai policies

Thailand’s incoming government is planning to implement a new policy of buying unmilled rice or paddy from growers at 15,000 baht (about 50 per cent above current prices) by the end of the year. This will allow rice farmers to earn more, but it might […]

AFA to join ASEAN food security conference in Manila

AFA to join ASEAN food security conference in Manila

AFA will participate in an ASEAN food security conference to be held in Manila, Philippines on July 18-19, 2011. The conference will enable the private sector to participate in efforts to address food security in the region and will focus on food production, post-harvest, and […]

In the News: Women’s greater role to help tackle challenges

In the News: Women’s greater role to help tackle challenges

Ensuring greater role of women in development policy-making and equal access to resources can help address the challenges of poverty, ecology and extremism, observed South Asian experts yesterday.

As South Asians, women must forge cooperation and learn from each other’s best practices to uphold their rights and create opportunities to use their potential the best way, they said.

The observations came at the third conference of South Asian Women’s Network (SWAN) styled “Women of South Asia and the Green Economy”. South Asia Foundation, Manusher Jonno Foundation and Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi organised the two-day conference that began yesterday at BIAM auditorium in the capital. Around 70 participants from South Asian countries are attending the programme.

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PAKISAMA joins protest over SC decision on Cojuangco’s SMC shares

PAKISAMA joins protest over SC decision on Cojuangco’s SMC shares

PAKISAMA, represented by its National Council Chairperson Vicente Fabe, joined other farmer groups and advocates in a protest action yesterday over the recent decision by the Supreme Court declaring that Cojuangco’s 20% share in San Miguel Corporation was not bought with the levy paid by […]

In the News: Filipino farmers protest Supreme Court ruling on sugar estate owned by President Aquino’s family

In the News: Filipino farmers protest Supreme Court ruling on sugar estate owned by President Aquino’s family

MANILA, Philippines—Tension gripped a demonstration by Hacienda Luisita farmers and their supporters who trooped to the Supreme Court on Wednesday to protest what they called an “anti-farmer, pro-landlord” ruling of the tribunal on a decades-old dispute over a sugar estate owned by the family of […]


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