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


Saturday, October 13, 2012

World food day program – chethana

1.      Meeting with Farmers in the villages: Sharing stories on impact of Company seeds in food security and sovereignty, Consolidating Local traditional seeds and regeneration strategies, Building GM free groups among farmers.

10th October: - Keeranoor Farmers and Pudukottai Farmers – Contact persons: Ms Amutha Manushi organisation and C.G. Jacob coordinator, CHETHANA

11th October: Perambalur village farmers gathering: Contact persons: Mr. Sivaprakasam, cad Organisation, and C.G. Jacob coordinator

12th -October: Meeting with Thirumangalm Farmers: Contact person Mr. G. Victor, C.G.Jacob, coordinator

13th: Muthiyalapady village farmers- Contact person Y. <D.V. Prabhakar, and Rev. Paul Rajarao

2.      Meeting with Dalit land less labourers:  PDS system,  Dalit land alienation and poverty, Strategies to reclaim the Dalit land, building Dalit groups for farming practises on their own lands
16th October:  Meeting Dalit’s in Bangarapet Village: Contact person, S. Prabhavathi
16th October: Meeting with Dalits in Madanapalli village, Contact person: RDS Ramana
3.      National level workshop AND CHETHANA poster release.
14th to 16th: “PEOPLE’s FOOD SOVERIGNITY: LAND AND BIO-DIVERSITY”- Organised by APVVU, NAPAM (National level peoples movements) – Bring out the resolution of the people towards Land right, and bio diversity. Release of CHETHANA Poster on Food Sovereignty Security   – C.G. Jacob Coordinator: Contact person. P Chennaiah, APVVU,

13th to 16th - ‘People’s Biodiversity Festival: Unity for Diversity!’ from October 13 to 16, 2012, at the Exhibition Grounds, Nampalli, Hyderabad
-          CHETHANA Stall : in festive cerebration of rich  biodiversity of crops, flora, funa, and vibrant bio-cultural heritage and united resolve to protect it- Victor, Crescent Trust Partner group CHETHANA, Sahaja Samurtha, Technical support group CHETHANA,
-          Poster Release and display and distributions in the exhibitions.
4.      Poster release in the villages SOUTH INDIA: on 16th October: 80 villages in South India Printed in local languages will be released and displays. 

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