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In the News: Food crises: five priorities for the G20

In the News: Food crises: five priorities for the G20

This week, Agriculture Ministers of G20 countries ( including Indonesia, Japan, SKorea) are meeting. Below are the remarks of Oliver de Schutter, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Editorial by Olivier De Schutter, United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food* BRUSSELS, […]

Farmers to raise native chicken the natural way

Farmers to raise native chicken the natural way

By Jun Virola (junvirola@yahoo.com) Tiaong, Quezon, Philippines, 17 June 2011 – Farmers can augment their income from farming by raising native chicken through the natural farming system. Following this lead, PAKISAMA farmers and their supporters visited the Earthkeepers learning farm in Quezon province today to […]

In the News: Putting nature back into agriculture: Save and Grow farming model launched by FAO

In the News: Putting nature back into agriculture: Save and Grow farming model launched by FAO

13 June 2011, Rome – FAO today announced the launch of a major new initiative intended to produce more food for a growing world population in an environmentally sustainable way.

FAO’s call for sustainable crop production intensification, more than half a century after the Green Revolution of the 1960s, is contained in a new book, Save and Grow published by FAO’s Plant Production and Protection Division.

Smallholder farmers

The new approach calls for targeting mainly smallholder farmers in developing countries. Helping low-income farm families in developing countries – some 2.5 billion people – economize on cost of production and build healthy agro-ecosystems will enable them to maximize yields and invest the savings in their health and education.

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AFA attends land investment workshop

AFA attends land investment workshop

AFA attends workshop on land investments organized by ILC and ANGOC at the FAO headquarters in Bangkok, Thailand on June 6-7, 2011. The workshop aimed at understanding the situation and process of land investments in Asia, their impact on farmers, indigenous peoples, and communities, and […]

In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

In the News: World’s biggest rice exporter sets GE-free rice policy

Manila, Philippines – Greenpeace today called on the Philippine government to follow the example of Thailand, the world’s top rice exporter, and commit to keep rice production free of genetically-modified organisms (GMOs).  The call came as farmers and environmental activists in Thailand celebrated Thai Rice […]


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