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Wednesday, 10 October 2012 12:25

APRN to launch food and climate book in Hyderabad, India


APRN, in partnership with Andra Pradesh Vyavasaya Vruthidarula Union (APVVU) and Asian Peasant Coalition (APC), invites you to the launch of Sowing Seeds of Change and Hope: Farmers Confronting the Food and Climate Crises on October 15, 2012, 3:00-4:00 pm at the People's Sovereignty: Land and Biodiversity at the Jeevan Jyothi, Hyderabad, India.

For inquiries, please contact Marjorie Pamintuan at secretariat@aprnet.org or Chennaiah Poguri at apvvu98@gmail.com

'With the systematic manipulation of agro-chemical corporations and financial institutions over food production and distribution, the world now finds itself confronted by the global food crisis. This manipulation disempowered traditional food producers, and replaced their local knowledge of production. Corporate control on agriculture has proven to only serve the interest of the few, powerful individuals, agro-chemical corporations and nations. Now, the world is facing yet another crisis, the climate crisis. The impacts of climate change are affecting food production at a large scale and are also being used by corporations and financing institutions to further strengthen their claim and control in the world's resources.

Amidst this situation, the food producers of Asia Pacific are now reclaiming agro-ecological farming systems and methodologies through their own farmers' organizations and other support institutions. These local 'alternatives' from the people are rooted on local context and situation and are mindful of sustainable management of communities’ resources. This book is a compilation of their stories and practices of sustainable farming systems from four countries of the region. From these stories, it is expected that other food producers will draw strength and inspiration to counter corporate agenda and support struggles for a people-centered economy.'

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