World deforestation, mainly the conversion of tropical forests to agricultural land, has decreased over the past ten years but continues at an alarmingly high rate in many countries, FAO announced today.
The NGO Coordinating of Basque Country, World Rural Forum is a member of it, gave a press conference to denounce the decrease in the percentage of development aid, which each year allocates the Council of Vitoria-Gasteiz.
The Uganda section of PELUM has published a document that shares various experiences of several African countries. The title of the document is "Farmer-Led Documentation and Knowledge Sharing” and their aim is to assist in the training of farmers, approaching them to various experiences.
On the occasion of World Water Day, Unesco Etxea began sending its quarterly newsletter "Water and human development."
The next May the Department of Colonia (Uruguay) is going to host the Regional Meeting of Fishworkers. The purpose of this meeting is the awareness and participation of local stakeholders in conservation and sustainable management of coastal resources of Plata.
Today was held the first meeting of the Pro Africa Group in the year 2010. As usual, representatives of member organizations of the GPA have approached Model Farm of Arkaute, where usually take place meetings of the group.
The General Director of the United Nations Organization for Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Jacques Diouf, said the aid that the international community sent to Haiti after the earthquake of 12 January, must respect the national food sovereignty.
For many farmers in Thailand's rice belt, agreements between Asian countries to reduce trade barriers have not brought all the benefits that national leaders promised.
The World Rural Forum held on 10 March its annual general meeting in Bilbao (Basque Country). Its president, Juan Luis Laskurain, spoke to thank the crown for attending. Laskurain recalled that in 2009 WRF celebrated its tenth anniversary with a path "that strengthens us and supports us."
The Declaration of the first Forum of the Parliamentary Front Against Hunger in Latin America and the Caribbean, held on 4 and 5 March in the Brazilian city of Sao Paulo, decided to support the Campaign for the International Year of the Family Framing.