World Food Day
World Food Day was proclaimed in 1979 by the Conference of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). It marks the date of the founding of FAO in 1945. The aim of the Day is to heighten public awareness of the world food problem and strengthen solidarity in the struggle against hunger, malnutrition and poverty. In 1980, the General Assembly endorsed observance of the Day in consideration of the fact that \"food is a requisite for human survival and well-being and a fundamental human necessity\" (resolution 35/70 of 5 December 1980). The first International Day of Rural Women was observed on 15 October 2008. This new international day, established by the UN General Assembly in its resolution 62/136 of 18 December 2007, recognizes “the critical role and contribution of rural women, including indigenous women, in enhancing agricultural and rural development, improving food security and eradicating rural poverty.” Small food producers are composed of farmers, agricultural workers, fisherfolks, pastoralists, indigenous peoples and women, men and young people (CSM Lobbying Document on developing guidelines/framework/code on responsible agricultural investment). Food Sovereignty is the inalienable RIGHT of peoples, communities, and countries to define, decide and implement their own agricultural, labour, fishing, food and land policies which are ecologically, socially, economically and culturally appropriate to their unique circumstances. Rights of small producers; indigenous peoples for self-determination; gender justice in food and agriculture; and rights of agricultural workers are part of this struggle and are directly linked to the right to life and livelihoods. Widget by Way2Blogging


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Sustainable Agriculture with Traditional Practices and seeds

Puthlam District Prajashakthi solidarity foundation  - karuwalagaswewa organize and commenced a awareness program on 10th Oct.2012, for the villagers combine with local framers societies. Several demonstrations including cultural activities which are traditionally use by the farmers in stages of their cultivation process until Through this program, organizers expected to reintroduce the sustainable farming practices without pesticides and fertilizers. and also reintroduce the local seed varieties which are rare to find but very valuable.   some  of  traditional cultural events which are using by the farmers in stages of cleaning of land for the crop and to the harvesting were staged.

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