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INDONESIA AND INDIA; LEAD THE G-33 IN DEFENDING THE SOUTH

5 Dec, 2013

(cross-posted from Focus on the Global South) Bali, 5 December 2013 As developed countries intensify political pressure at the 9th WTO Ministerial Meeting in Bali and blame India for the stalemate on food security, it is critical that Indonesia and India lead the G-33 to defend the interests of their peasants and workers, and food sovereignty of their populations.  The Bali Package is completely inequitable for majority of the people in developing countries: the agriculture and peace clause proposals are biased …

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A Pathetic REDD Package

4 Dec, 2013

On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest…

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The ENIGMA that is WORLD TOURISM

29 Oct, 2013

On 27th September, “WORLD TOURISM DAY” the CBD Secretariat issued a statement by the Executive Secretary, Braulio Ferreira de Souza Dias, which began as follows: “In spite of lingering economic…

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SEED DECLARATION, INDIA, 2012

14 May, 2013

Foreword: Seed diversity and agrobiodiversity worldwide face the growing threat of market liberalisation, including the FTA between India and the EU that will only suit agribusinesses. To safeguard seed diversity and farmers’…

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