[ACTION ALERT] With their feet buried in cement, Kendeng Farmers appeal to President
Thursday, 23rd March 2017
The Kendeng farmers call on the President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, to revoke the license for the state-owned cement maker PT Semen Indonesia in Rembang, Central Java. If this factory is built the effects on both the environment and the lives of hundreds of local farmers will be disastrous. Paddy fields – their main sources of agriculture and income - will be damaged and mountainous water sources under severe risk of contamination. Please take action and sign on to their letter in solidarity: http://tinyurl.com/nx8xl4n
Highlighting the Foundation for Ecological Security's work in India this Earth Day
Monday, 24th April 2017
In Gogunda district, Rajasthan India, four communities set aside their differences to come together to form the Village Forest Protection and Management Committee as a way to conserve their forest through secured land rights.
Landless community in Bangladesh stand their ground against local elites
Thursday, 13th April 2017
In a country where approximately 25% live under the poverty line, and more than 10% are considered extremely poor, one of the greatest riches one can dream of is having land and benefiting from its bounties. As the saying goes, "land is life" and in the case in Rampur – a landless peasant community in Bangladesh – this is no exception.
Study result on Women’s Relation to Land And Their Contribution To Agriculture Was Being Amplified in Bangladesh
Wednesday, 12th April 2017
A study shown that in Bangladesh, agriculture sector is becoming increasingly dependent on women's participation, yet however, in the bottom picture is women do not get institutional recognition as farmers in the Bangladesh Agricultural Policy 2013.