October 20 and 21st was held the 1st. International Symposium of Rice in the City of Santa Cruz, Bolivia, organized by the National Federation of Rice Cooperatives.
Women leaders from farmer organizations belonging to AFA called on international leaders involved in climate change talks to craft policies with a gender and agriculture perspective and to support capacity building for women on climate change adaptation.
Asian Farmers Association-AFA, member of the World Rural Forum, video teaser on climate change.
The general manager of the National Coffee Board-JNC of Peru, Lorenzo Castillo, said that this year the crops were reduced by 25%. The reasons are two: climatic changes and the global crisis.
Between 13 and 15 October was held the annual conference of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development-OECD about Rural Development under the title "Developing rural policies to address a changing world", in Quebec.
Asian Framers Asociation-AFA joined around 2,000 individuals from different NGOs and POs from different countries in a peaceful march to the UN office in Bangkok last October 5 to demand climate justice.
French Farmers' Association and International Development has released a number of their weekly newsletter. It addresses three important issues: a proposal for discussion about climate change, the assembly of governors of bank and the IMF and the agreement accepted by South America about the export of bananas.
During the course of the last session of the Expert Forum on Food Security, the FRM took the floor to promote to a wide audience of ambassadors, experts, officials from FAO and IFAD, NGOs, representatives Universities, etc.. Campaign for the AIAF.
The town of Guipuzcoa Arantzazu (Oñate) welcomed yesterday the European Congress of Positive Externalities of Mountain Areas, under the title: "Europe’s mountain bonus: how communities and land management provide positive externalities and the related policies and opportunities".
Ivan Ramiro Arancibia, General Manager, and Gonzalo Soruco, Head of Planning, have visited the headquarter of the World Rural Forum, with members of the NGO International Solidarity Foundation of the Society of Mary-FISC.