From Forlorn Wastelands to Thriving Commons in India

Zachary Slobig- Skoll Foundation
Tuesday, 7th November 2017

Years ago, early in Jagdeesh Rao Puppala’s career, he ran into some trouble with the law in rural western India. He had just returned from a small event where some eminent leaders and villagers had decided to green a patch of derelict land. It was the familiar photo-op of a handful of VIPs planting a row of saplings. When he returned to the office, he found an unfamiliar man waiting for him. The man was from the District Magistrate’s office. He handed him an envelope. Inside, Jagdeesh found a notice of trespassing.

What does National Peasant Day mean to urban society?

Wahyubinatara Fernandez of RMI - Rimbawan Muda Indonesia-
Thursday, 5th October 2017

ILC Asia member in Indonesia, RMI (Rimbawan Muda Indonesia) has a slightly different approach to celebrate the National Peasant Day which falls on the 24th of September of every year. By targeting to urban society, RMI raises their awareness on the peasants' existence impact for their daily life. 

Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries in Iloilo Received Organic Farmers’ Achievers Awards

Marie Joy Demaluan of CARRD - The Philippines
Thursday, 5th October 2017

CARRD (Center for Agrarian Reform and Rural Development), Peoples’ Organization KASAPPI-ARB MPC, and one of its members Ms. Ofelia dela Cruz were awarded by the Philippines' Department of Agriculture Western Visayas Region as the outstanding smallholder farmer group and outstanding smallholder farmer individual, respectively for the recently concluded 5th Regional Organic Agriculture Congress.  

ILC Asia 2017 Regional Assembly – Stronger Coalition Braided in Central Asia

Wednesday, 27th September 2017

A moment for the Asia members to gather and to build the plans for the coming years is returning again this year. With the warmth culture of the Kyrgyz republic, the process was being carried out through a productive and solid discussion among all. 

Finding the balance between productivity and sustainable agriculture

ANSUMAN PATTNAYAK (Department of Agriculture, Government of Orissa, India)
Friday, 4th August 2017

Chemical fertilizers and pesticides are threatening climate parameters in a big way, but using environmentally friendly products can be a way for us to move closer to a more sustainable future.  

Achieving Land Rights through 10 People Centred Land Governance Commitments

Monday, 30th November 2015

ILC Asia in the New Strategy implementing the 10 People-Centered Land Governance Commitments