This issue of Education for Development Magazine (EDM) features the 9th WTO Ministerial Conference (MC9) in Bali this coming December, giving sharp focus on the impacts and challenges of unfair trade practices within the WTO, the consistent failure of the Doha rounds and a new multilateral trade

“A vicious cycle of poverty” may sound clichéd, but in the case of Filipino farmers planting genetically modif

In Indonesia, widespread and intensive exploitation of resources is directly proportional to increased landgrabbing. Since the 1980s, the PT PP London Sumatra (PT Lonsum) supported by the government and the Indonesian National Army and National Police (ABRI) has seized and destroyed hundreds of homes and farms owned by indigenous people in several villages in Bulukumba. The area occupied by PT Lonsum covering 5,748.46 hectares is used as a rubber plantation with leasehold status under the Right to Cultivate or Hak Guna Usaha (HGU). 

Dear Friends,

Sharing with you the full report of the International Fact Finding Mission organized by the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) and the Movement for Land and Agricultural Reform (MONLAR) on 23rd February to 1st March 2013 on landgrabbing for Tourism  Zone  in Panama village, Ampara District, Southeast Sri Lanka.

Mr. Rafael Mariano, national chairperson of the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas or Peasant Movement of the Philippines (KMP) delivered the first Keynote Address during the 3rd Congress of the Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PANAP) on 2nd September 2013 in Penang, Malaysia.

Dear friends,

We are happy to announce that the June 2013 issue of the RISISNG (APC publication)  is now available for download. See attached file.

The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), Pambansang Lakas ng Kilusang Mamamalakaya ng Pilipinas (Pamalakaya), and Anakpawis Partylist organized the “National Peasants’ Conference on Land, Mining, and Militarization”  on October 9-10, 2012, at the University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City. The event has funding support from the Action Solidarite Tiers Monde (ASTM).

More than 150 peasant and fisherfolk leaders, organizations, environmental advocates, religious groups and from the academe such as Prof. Gerry Lanuza, OIC on Student Housing and Dr. Marion Tan, Vice-Chancellor for Student Affairs from the University of the Philippines (UP), Diliman in Quezon City, Philippines.  

A paper presented by Sr.M. Francis Añover,RSM, to the “National Conference on Land, Mining and Militarization” on  October 9-10, 2012 at University of the Philippines, Quezon City.

The  mining   issue, seems to be in the  limelight   daily  occupying the  headlines (TV, radio, print).  This  timely  conference  reaffirms RMP’s  desire to strengthen   its  mission as an organization  who  had been   journeying for  43 years  with  the rural poor  in our  country.    As a  social justice issue  we cannot discuss mining except in the context of our country's dismal performance in addressing  the  massive poverty, the gross inequalities of wealth distribution  in our  country and  the power struggle  that exists among  ploliticians  now that  election fever is on.  Mining activities are usually located in rural and mountainous areas and   truly  affect farmlands, rivers and shorelines, where the poor  resides namely: the farmers, indigenous peoples and  fisher folks.