PELUM, African organization member of the World Rural Forum, organized in Uganda a conference about organic farming techniques. Thirty-two people participated, who also had lessons to learn new techniques of how to teach them to others. "Learning by doing" was the motto.
FAO has distributed seeds and tool kits to 68 000 farming families in the earthquake zones of Haiti, the first step in the agency’s response to the catastrophe that hit the Caribbean nation.
From 27 to 31 April the French city of Montpellier hosted the Global Conference on Agricultural Research for Development2010. During four days scientists, farmers, politicians and other stakeholders in rural development discussed various papers.
The Ministry of the Environment and Rural and Marine had got an agreement with the Bureau of Associations for Rural Development about the final text of Sustainable Rural Development Programme 2010-2014. This text will be taken for approval to the Ministry Cabinet.
Agro-food cooperatives, the confederation which gathers cooperatives of the Spanish state, has launched a project called CO2OP, to save energy. Among the cooperatives involved in this project is UDAPA, member of the World Rural Forum.
Thousands of Paraguayan farmers marched on Thursday 25 through the streets of Asuncion to demand agrarian reform to President Fernando Lugo.
On 26 of March the city of Brussels was the venue of the meeting of High Level Group on the dairy sector. More than 200 representatives from different parts of the value chain, from production to sales, discussed the future of the sector.
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.