Friday, November 7, 2014

Caravan for seeds and Food Sovereignty -2014

On the World Food Week (10th to 16th of October) Movement for Land and Agricultural Reforms , National Fisheries Solidarity Movement, Praja Abhilasha Network , People's Alliance for Right to Land (PARL)  and number of other civil society organizations have organized the ‘Seed Caravan for Food Sovereignty’. This Caravan traveled for 6 days from North to South of the country, mobilizing farmers and consumers on three major themes.

1.       Right of food producers for their resources should be ensured
2.       Regenerative agriculture practices should be promoted
3.       Consumers right to have a safe and nutritious food needs to be ensured

Caravan which aims to mobilize around 4000 small scale producers, culminated in a large gathering of farmers, fisheries and plantation workers on 16th of October in Colombo. On 16th these small scale producers  handed over their demands for a fair and sustainable food system to the Government and other policy makers

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Advocacy program on VGGT and SSF guidlines in Negombo -22nd August 2014

PA and NAFSO has conducted an awareness meeting on VGGT guideline and SSF Guideline which is published by Food and Agriculture Organization(FAO). Mr.Herman Kumara-The convener of National Fisheries  Solidarity Movement explained about the guideline and its importance to the participants. People are ready to have a dialogue with the government for the implementation process. Sri Vimukthi Women organization has organized the program at the Jubilee Hall , Grand Street in Negombo

Dialogue on Sampoor Issue on 16th August 2014 - held in Trinco

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Right to expression is in danger - Protest was prevented in Jaffna on July 15th 2014

NAFSO and PA have organized the demonstration on 15th July 2014 in Jaffna to highlight the land grabbing issue and Resettlement issue of IDPs. However the government of Sri Lanka used its maximum power and prevent the protest by an court order. therefore we organized a meeting on the same day at the Weerasingam Hall in Jaffna and pressure the government to resettle the people as well as stop the Land grabbing.

A thousand people of all ethnicities and religions participate in a meeting to denounce the conditions in which the North’s Tamils are forced to live. Police desperately try to prevent the rally, even threatening some IDPs.thus we conducted the Mass rally at Weerasingam hall and delivered the message to the world.