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Golden Rice And The Push For GMOs Won’t Solve Food Crisis, It Will Make It Worse

Tuesday, 9 August 2022, 5:43 am | PAN Asia Pacific

Seeds are being colonised by big corporates. Rice, until now, is not yet fully colonised by the seed industry with farmers retaining the ability to save and replant those seeds. Rice is also a key staple food in many Global South countries which are currently ... More >>

Release Of Filipino Farmers, Activists From Jail Welcome, But Fight For Land, Justice Continues

Tuesday, 14 June 2022, 6:43 am | PAN Asia Pacific

The Coalition of Agricultural Workers International (CAWI) welcomes the release of 83 farmers and land reform activists in the Philippines last June 12, after three days of detention based on clearly trumped-up charges. On June 9, local police violently ... More >>

430 Civil Society And Indigenous Peoples Groups To FAO Council: End Partnership With Pesticide Industry

Thursday, 9 June 2022, 7:29 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Reminding the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of its obligations to uphold human rights, 430 civil society and Indigenous peoples organizations from 69 countries across the globe today called on the FAO Council to rescind the agency’s partnership ... More >>

PANAP Welcomes UN Experts’ Call To Address Rising Child Labour In Agriculture, Protect Children From Toxic Pesticides

Sunday, 5 June 2022, 5:57 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Penang, Malaysia–Regional advocacy group PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) welcomed the call of United Nations experts for urgent action to address the alarming increase in child labour and protect children from hazardous work, especially in agriculture ... More >>

Rights Abuses Vs Farmers, Land Grabs Continue Amid Calls For Food Systems Change And Climate Justice

Friday, 10 December 2021, 8:27 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

PENANG – As the agenda of big corporations prevailed in global dialogues on food systems transformation and climate change, the pressure on rural peoples to protect whatever remains of their control over land and resources continues to mount up. ... More >>

566 Groups Worldwide Endorse ‘People’s Declaration’ For Radical Food Systems Transformation Amid COP26 Climate Talks

Tuesday, 9 November 2021, 6:07 am | PAN Asia Pacific

Amid the ongoing COP 26 in Glasgow, the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems announced that 566 groups from 78 countries have endorsed its resulting Declaration that calls for people’s rights to just, equitable, healthy, and sustainable food ... More >>

16 Days Of Global Action On Agroecology Celebrates Diverse, Agroecological Food Systems

Saturday, 2 October 2021, 6:04 am | PAN Asia Pacific

The 16 Days of Global Action on Agroecology 2021 kicks off today with the theme, Celebrating diverse, agroecological food systems , or the people’s alternative to the current corporate-driven and agrochemical-intensive food system. Coming at ... More >>

People’s Protests Vs. ‘Global Corporate Food Empire’ Greet UN Food Systems Summit

Friday, 24 September 2021, 5:54 am | PAN Asia Pacific

8 Indonesian activists arrested People’s protests vs. ‘global corporate food empire’ greet UN Food Systems Summit Street and online people’s protests against the ‘global corporate food empire’ ... More >>

Counter-summit Challenges Corporate-led UN Food Systems Summit

Tuesday, 21 September 2021, 4:30 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Today, thousands of rural peoples, people’s organizations, CSOs, and advocates kicked off The Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems through various online and on-ground activities to challenge the corporate agenda of the United Nations ... More >>

Protect The World’s Rice Bowl, Stop Commercial Propagation Of GM Rice!

Tuesday, 10 August 2021, 5:13 am | PAN Asia Pacific

Peasant women from AMIHAN Philippines protest the approval of genetically-modified rice in the country. Stop Golden Rice! Network (SGRN) Asia condemns the approval of the commercial propagation of genetically-modified “Golden Rice” in the Philippines. ... More >>

#SiegeTheSummit: Thousands Echo Calls Of Rural Peoples To End Neoliberal Food Systems

Sunday, 1 August 2021, 5:09 am | PAN Asia Pacific

As part of the Global People’s Summit (GPS) on Food Systems , thousands of people across the globe participated in online and on-the-ground protest actions against the recently concluded United Nations Food Systems Pre-Summit. The GPS is a counter-summit ... More >>

Sri Lanka Applauded For Life-saving Pesticides Ban, Winning ‘Oscars On Best Policies’

Wednesday, 30 June 2021, 5:06 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Workshop in Monaragala district, Sri Lanka helps transition farmers from chemical-intensive farming to agroecology. Photo: Vikalpani National Women's Federation Regional advocacy group PAN Asia Pacific (Pesticide Action Network) congratulated Sri Lanka for winning ... More >>

World Environment Day: Ban On Child-harming Pesticide Urged

Saturday, 5 June 2021, 4:42 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Cypermethrin is among the Highly Hazardous Pesticides used in floriculture farms where children work in Tamil Nadu, according to a PANAP study. Photo credit: SRED PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) today urged regulatory authorities to ban cypermethrin, ... More >>

Day Of The Landless 2021 Joint Statement: End Corporate Control In Food And Agriculture!

Tuesday, 30 March 2021, 6:26 am | PAN Asia Pacific

29 March 2021 Joint Statement Day of the Landless 2021 End corporate control in food and agriculture! Fight for genuine land reform and rural development to truly transform the world's food systems! ... More >>

FAO Urged Anew To Drop #ToxicAlliance With CropLife Amid Reports Of Meddling In Mexico Glyphosate Ban

Friday, 26 February 2021, 5:19 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

PAN Asia Pacific today (PANAP) joined civil society and indigenous peoples’ organisations in formally requesting to meet with the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Director-General Qu Dongyu to discuss widespread public concern with FAO’s announcement ... More >>

Grievous Loss Of Life And Indigenous Knowledge: Justice For Tumandok 9

Friday, 29 January 2021, 4:47 pm | PAN Asia Pacific

Tumanduk chairperson Roy Giganto was among the nine farmers killed in Panay province, Central Philippines last December 30. Before the massacre, they had opposed and delayed the progress on the Jalaur River Multi-Purpose Project Mega Dam, a joint project ... More >>