From today, 22 February, until the next Friday delegations of Peru and the European Union will meet to try to close the negotiations of the FTA. This is going to be the ninth round of negotiations. Brussels is the place where the workshops are going to be celebrated.
Bali provincial administration is currently developing 40 integrated farming locations with 860,125 dolars in funds from the provincial 2010 budget.
The World Rural Forum yesterday issued a press release announcing the support of the Farmers' Forum of the Campaign for the International Year of the Family Agriculture.
Yesterday concluded in Rome in III Farmers' Forum, which met peasant organizations around the world to agree on a text to be submitted to the Governing Council of IFAD, which begins today, February 17, in Rome. This text was included an appeal to the International Year of Family Farming.
As part of the 7th round of FTA negotiations between Colombia and the EU, MEPs heard the voice of the Colombian trade union movement about the situation of human rights and anti-union violence in the country, put forward as reasons that MEPs should take into account when voting on a trade agreement.
Today begins the Farmers Forum in Rome. Two representatives of the World Rural Forum the next days will be present at that meeting. Sunday held a meeting with representatives from Asia, Africa and South Americans who have given their support to the International Year of the Family Farming.
AFA Secretary General, Estrella Penunia, is in Rome to attend the Third Global Farmers’ Forum. The Forum will bring together more 70 farmers’ leaders from around the world, representing millions of smallholders and rural producers from all over the world who will interact with IFAD staff and selected partners.
In early February; the Brazilian Congress approved the draft constitutional amendment (PEC) 047/2003 which incorporates the right to food as a fundamental right. This right will be included in Article 6, which already includes other social rights as the right to work, health, education and social security.
Ricardo Patino, Ecuador's foreign minister, said his country will resume negotiations with the European Union. But raise a wider deal to join countries like Bolivia who disagree with sign raised in the present conditions.
The president of the Spanish Network for Rural Development (REDR), Aurelio Garcia Bermudez, asked the Senate for a financial instrument, independent of the CAP, for the sustainable development of rural areas "to allow the Local Action Groups to continue to implement programs that improve the quality of life of small towns, thus avoiding the risks of exclusion of disadvantaged groups".