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  • Advocating the Rights of Tribes and the very Poor to Forest Lands in India
    Vijita Fernando (INASIA)
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    01 August 2000
    INASIA's Programme on Economic Initiatives for a society of Solidarity.
  • Agriculture and Sustainable Development
    Jasmine Aguilar, Iain Farquhar, Samuel Féret, Bill Vorley
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    01 July 1998
    This Proposal Paper describes the situation of agriculture in an economic globalization context and provides elements of proposals for sustainable agriculture and development.
  • Agriculture at any price? Saudi Arabia privileges agriculture to the detriment of its water reserves
    Angélique KHALED (CDTM), Angélique Khaled (Réseau de Centres de Documentation et d'Information pour le Développement et la Solidarité Internationale)
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    11 October 1995
    Benefiting from its oil revenues, Saudi Arabia has developed irrigated wheat farming on an industrial scale which, although producing good quality wheat, threatens to exhaust the country's water reserves, without going beyond the artificial nature of the project.
  • An irrigated area: a cause for worry for the Fellahs
    A. BOUMAZA
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    27 August 1997
    Agricultural production in the irrigated area of Algeria has fallen victim to the inconsistencies of the policy of water distribution to the Fellahs. The major project to develop this area remains only half completed, and in the absence of general directives, the local population continues to draw its irrigation water from a reputedly very polluted wadi.
  • Civil society and GMOs : What Strategies Should be Applied Internationally?
    Frédéric Prat (Geyser)
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    05 October 2001
    Since the introduction into the market of GMOs in 1996, the polemic between opponents and partisans has been feeding the international debate, as much on the effects of GMOs in the nutritional domain as on those in the biotechnological and environmental ones.
  • Elements of reflexion on social and solidarity economy from the farmer agriculture and its organization point of vue
    Jacques Berthomé (Réseau APM)
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    15 October 2005
    Concept paper written for the WSSE Dakar, Senegal meeting (Nov 19-21, 2005).
  • Family Farmers Facing the Challenges of the Twenty-first Century
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    04 July 1998
    This Paper is a stage in the process of considerations, undertaken at the international level, by family farmers on the deterioration of their conditions of production and existence, in order to generate an awareness of the importance of family farmining.
  • Family Farming, Societies, and Globalization
    (Equipe APM), Terre Citoyenne - Agricultures paysannes et mondialisation
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    01 July 1998
    Agriculture has an important place in the Proposal Papers. Indeed this domain has becomes more and more difficult to protect in the present globalization movement: there are many challenges to take up.
  • Final declaration of the world forum on food sovereignty, Havana, Cuba, September 7, 2001
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    07 September 2001
    From September 3 to 7, 2001, some 400 delegates from peasant and indigenous organizations, fishing associations, non-governmental organizations, social agencies, academics and researchers from 60 countries around the world met in Havana, Cuba at the World Forum on Food Sovereignty. The forum gathered organizations and people committed to sustainable food systems and the peoples’ right to produce, feed themselves and exercise their food sovereignty.
  • Food Sovereignty and International Trade Negotiations
    solagral
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    30 July 2004
    Negotiations on agricultural products within the WTO have led to deepening inequalities between the North and the South. This Proposal Paper thus suggests, without for all that refusing trade of food products, solutions that take into account sustainable forms of production in favor of small-scale farming in order to establish fair trading.
  • GMO: the planet taken in hostage
    Terre citoyenne
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    11 July 2003
    This number, centered on the OGM, constitutes a strategic point of the battle hired in Seattle to refuse that the world is considered like a merchandise.
  • Land Policies and Land Reforms
    Michel Merlet (IRAM)
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    01 October 2002
    This workshop underscores the importance of land-propoerty issues for global governance. It is necessary indeed, to consider the question of land-property management in terms of global interdependence in order to find viable solutions as much in the North as in the South.
  • People Fight Back for their Land
    Vijita Fernando (INASIA)
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    01 August 2000
    Some Indian Experiences.
  • People's Right to Feed Themselves and Achieve Food Sovereignty
    Réseau Mondial APM
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    28 August 2001
    Completed August 28, 2001, this document summarizes the proposals worked out by the APM networks in fields as various as nutrition, land reforms, international trade, sustainable agriculture, GMOs and land management.
  • Report on the international forum on food sovereignty, Havana, Cuba, from the 3rd to the 7th September 2001
    Pierre W. Johnson (Alliance pour un monde responsable, pluriel et solidaire), Pierre William JOHNSON, Pierre VUARIN (FONDATION CHARLES LEOPOLD MAYER POUR LE PROGRES DE L'HOMME)
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    07 September 2001
    The international forum on food sovereignty was held over one week in Cuba, a country where action in the area of food sovereignty, nutrition and health sets an example in the current context. It make it possible to analyse the processes that impede food sovereignty, and ended with the drafting of a final declaration developing the demands and strategies decided by the participants.
  • Restoring the Terraces in Saba
    Larbi Bouguerra (Chantier Eau de l'Alliance pour un monde responsable et solidaire), Mohamed Larbi BOUGUERRA (Alliance Eau Mondial)
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    03 February 1992
    The inhabitants of the mountains of Yemen have an age-old tradition of managing water for irrigation, in particular through a system of terraces that distribute rainwater. To stop the slow erosion of these terraces, UN experts have set up a dialog with the local farmers in view of developing simple restoration methods.
  • Social Leaders in the Twenty-first Century: Challenges and Proposals
    Sebastián Betancourt, Fernando Rosero
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    01 July 1998
    In this beginning of the twenty-first century, the concept of "training for social leaders" has introduced on the one hand, a less restricted definition of the role of people that activate different movements or social organizations; and on the other hand, it designates a vast and complex process of education and training for change.
  • Sustainable Forest Management
    Luis Felipe CESAR (CRESCENTE FERTIL), Olivier RANKE
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    15 November 2000
    Proposal Paper containing different definitions of the forest, an analysis of the conflicts between forest use and other land uses, especially of the economic and environmental impacts due to the increase of farmland.
  • Terre Citoyenne N°2
    Pierre Vuarin (Fondation Charles Léopold Mayer pour le progrès de l'Homme)
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    01 April 1998
    This magazine was born in Yaounde, Cameroon. It is there that in September 1996, people coming from various networks and organizations from all over the world met to share analyses and to work out proposals on global food security. This "gloabl magazine" consists of their testimonies on the devastating effects of liberalization of trade and on the hopes permitted by citizen initiatives.
  • The European rural world and sustainability
    Philippe Cacciabue (La Bergerie), Matthieu Calame , Philippe CACCIABUE, Matthieu CALAME
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    01 September 2000
    During the Valencia encounter in May 1999 on the European rural world and sustainability, the participants defined 5 axis of reflection : 1) the new contracts between agriculture and society ; 2) the alimentation, the quality and health ; 3) the sustainable production systems ; 4) Europe and other part of the world ; 5) Citizenship, power and democracy. For each of these topics, the authors have exposed in this article the problematic and raised the key questions for the debate.
  • The farmers' and indigenous organizations facing the challenges of the globalization
    Jacques Berthome, Marie-Rose Mercoiret (SAR)
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    01 July 1998
    The actions conducted by the farmers' and indigenous organizations of Africa, Latin America and Asia in the framework of the project unifier.
  • The farmers' and indigenous organizations facing the challenges of the globalization - second phase
    Marie-Rose Mercoiret (Sar), Eric Saborin
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    01 July 1998
    fter a period of capacity building of analysis of the OPI, the project unifier enters into a phase of capacity building of proposal and negotiation of the farmers' and indigenous organizations
  • Useful Knowledge, Patchwork of Knowledge - Volume 1
    (partenaires APM)
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    01 July 1998
    To be able to permit some improvements in the domain of agriculture, it is necessary to be conscious of the policies that function and of those that don't function. So the comparison and the dialogue between different groups of country seem to be a good alternative.
  • Useful Knowledge, Patchworks of Knowledge - Volume 2
    (APM mondial)
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    01 July 1998
    Six strategic challenges in the rural world debated at the meetings between family farmers and researchers in Bertioga (Brazil) in December 1997 and in Cascavel (Brazil) in April 1998.
  • WTO: a stake for the world governance
    Terre citoyenne
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    31 October 2003
    To the eve of the Summit of Seattle, a big part of the civil society worries about to know if all activities and the natural resources will be submitted to the laws of the profit.
  • When Peruvian Farmers Take the Initiative: The Project to Divert the Water of the River Arma
    Jean-Christophe CARRAU (IRFED), Jean-Christophe Carrau
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    11 September 1995
    Faced with the need to renew the means to irrigate their land, Peruvian farmers took the initiative to implement a river diversion project. The government, which refused to take on this type of work, seeing that the initiative was a success, took over the development project by calling for financial and technical support, but to the detriment of the social ideal of fair distribution of irrigated land which inspired the project in the first place.
  • Workshop Report: Land Policies and Land Reforms - World Social Forum, February 3 and 4, 2002
    Michel MERLET (IRAM)
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    01 February 2002
    For the occasion of the World Social Forum, in February 2002, the IRAM co-organized a workshop on Land Policies and Land Reforms. This workshop continues the work started at the FSM in 2001, and stresses the development of proposals with regard to safeguarding the security of land rights, the land and agricultural policies necessary for the development of family agriculture, and the place of producers' organizations in their design and application.
  • Yaoundé Declaration; World Conference of Traditional Farmers; Camerun, May 6-11, 2002
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    11 May 2002
    Family farmers: facing the 21st century. Results of the meeting between 130 representatives of family farmers from Africa, Asia, America and Europe, held to discuss and pursue alternatives to the challenges posed by the current trend to neo-liberal globalisation.
  • You Can't Pick up a Stone with Only One Finger
    Marie-Laure de NORAY (Chargée de communication), Amadou DIARRRA (Consultant), Jean Freyss (Chargé de programme)
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    01 July 1996
    The different authors describe the organizations, structures and initiatives taken in Mali following change of regime in 1991. Public services are set up when the state cannot fill this role. Young people launch development dynamics, while the professionals get organized. Several cases are studied, such as that of the development of the Dogon plateau. A few complementary documents are collected at the end of this work. "On ne ramasse pas une pierre avec un seul doigt"; Subtitle: "Les organisations sociales au Mali, atout pour la decentralization". Authors: Diarra A.B., J. Freyss, M.L. de Noray, D. Sarambounou, I. Sidibé, B. Sissoko, M. Soumaré, T. Tobéré. Co-publication FPH/Djoliba, Bamako, 1996, 177 pages.


Farmers

-Toughts on Social and Solidarity Economy from the point of view of the Tradicional Agriculture and its Organisations
-Agriculture at any price? Saudi Arabia privileges agriculture to the detriment of its water reserves
-The European rural world and sustainability
-Restoring the Terraces in Saba
-When Peruvian Farmers Take the Initiative: The Project to Divert the Water of the River Arma
-World Forum on Food Sovereignty
-Proposal Paper (Agriculture and Sustainable Development)
-Proposal Paper (Land Policies and Land Reform)
-Participants and Interested Persons


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