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


Monday, October 15, 2012

Trincomalee Fishers gathers to talk on food sovereignty


 Around 90 people from ten fisheries villages were participated to the Tricomalee district seminar on food sovereignty which was organized and conducted by Tricomalee district Fisheries Solidarity on 12th Oct 2012 in the Malayaweli Corporative hall.

The ex. Director of corporative, gave his speech on present issues with food sovereignty. He mentioned that Politicization of corporative control and management have badly affected to the food right of the people and fisheries sector have been destroyed by the destructive fishing practices as well as tourism sector will be the next destroyer of Fisheries sector, it already influencing the life of the fishers by take over coastal lands for hotel developments.
Mr. Sunil Ranasinghe, educate the people on Global Climate change and effect of it to the Food, water, lands and environment of the globe.
During the dialogue ,participants suggested to increase the awareness on these matters in wider area and pressurizes the authorities to resolve the land issues in the area.          

No comments:

Post a Comment