Food Security

UNDER THE COVER OF COVID : New Laws in Asia Favor Business at the Cost of Indigenous Peoples’ and Local Communities’ Land and Territorial Rights

The planet is facing an unprecedented global health crisis as a result of COVID-19. As of September 29, over 1 million people have died from the virus. A protracted pandemic is increasingly likely as the initial health crisis begins to transform into compounded food security and economic crises. Among some of the most vulnerable groups …

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World Food Day: “Undivided Segments of Incandescent Belief”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P2xYw3f6vRI&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2wTpZLdVlQhSRmGl-R0d-6AwHuvIdgi4TwNlZglkxJbUS1KWjUw9cm7G0 “Undivided Segments of Incandescent Belief” depicting the commemoration of World Food Day 2018 by Prayatna Samiti in Udaipur. The film takes you to the vivid events organised in the blocks of Udaipur that mark the people’s appeal for food based rights and actions. The film portrays the strong belief of indigenous people in securing …

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Delivering on the Paris Promises: Combating Climate Change while Protecting Rights

The negotiations of the Paris Rule Book are critical to ensuring that the promises made in the Paris Agreement will be met – including the commitment of governments to respect, protect and take into consideration existing human rights obligations. To enhance the likelihood that the Paris Agreement is effectively implemented, when developing the Paris Rule …

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Indigenous Peoples and Food Security

https://youtu.be/Ao9OjRwFOHw The independent, sustainable lives in the mountains of Thailand’s indigenous peoples’ way of life is now under threat. Commercial farming, national boundaries and ‘modern life’ is compromising and taking away their last remaining link to the earth—the very source of their distinct indigenous identities, culture and dignity. Food security is becoming a serious problem …

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Shifting Cultivation, Livelihood and Food Security: New and Old Challenges for Indigenous Peoples in Asia

Indigenous peoples across South and Southeast Asia depend fully and partly on shifting cultivation for their livelihood and food security. 2/3 of the estimated 370 million indigenous peoples are in Asia. These peoples are also known as ethnic minorities, tribal people, hill tribes, Adivasis, Janajati and aboriginal people. Shifting cultivation or rotational/ swidden farming is …

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Climate Change, Trees and Livelihood: A Case Study on the Carbon Footprint of a Karen Community in Northern Thailand

Global climate change is increasingly affecting the agricultural sector of Thailand in various ways, manifested by worsening drought, floods, and irregular rainfall. All these are additional risks to livelihood activities, resources, food security, and thus may lead to an increase of poverty. Thailand ratified the UNFCCC on 28 December 1994 and ratified the Kyoto Protocol …

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