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.
This is the Final Statement on the Consultation on Development Effectiveness in Food, Agriculture and Rural Development held on May 21-22, 2013 in Wisma PGI Teuku Umar, Jakarta, Indonesia.
This research study is part of the collaboration of Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific (PAN AP) on mapping and documentation of land grabbing in selected Asian countries. This initiative is carried out with support from MISEREOR.
In his budget speech, lasting for 2 hours, Mr. Chidambaram, the finance minister, with undoubted eloquence talked much about the poverty to equity, churned out thoughts and principles of taxing the rich, empowering women and youth, enabling the children, including the poor.
This is the Key Findings of the International Fact Finding Mission (IFFM) in Defense of Land and LIvelihood of Indigenous Peoples in Bulukumba, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The IFFM was organized by AGRA and APC with support from Misereor.
This is the Key Findings of the IFFM in "Defense of Land nad LIvelihood in Panama, Southeast, Sri Lanka held on February 24 utnil March 1, 2013. The IFFM is organized by MONLAR and APC with support from Misereor. For details, see attached file.
The challenges faced by biodiversity-based ecological agriculture are not primarily technical but political. Evidence from three countries shows farming without fossil fuels works. But such methods will only be adopted widely once we prevail over the political power of agribusiness.
This is the powerpoint presentation of Atty. Jobert Pahilga, Executive Trustee, Sentro para sa Tunay na Repormang Agraryo (SENTRA). This was presented to the Southeast Asia Workshop on Socail Security Measures held on November 2011 in Indonesia.
The bill seeks to enable the State to confront the fundamental problem of our society, break up land monopoly and foreign control of our lands, and implement free land distribution that will render social justice to millions of landless farmers.