In the villages of Samrong Tong, district of Kampong Speu province, Cambodia, women vegetable farmers are at the forefront of promoting agroecology. In this short documentary, watch how the Women Organic Vegetable Producer Group, with the support of the Cambodian Center for Study and Development in Agriculture (CEDAC), are able to improve their health and livelihood through sustainable organic farming.
Despite the bans, restrictions and withdrawals of highly hazardous pesticides over the past few decades in Asia, many workers are still continuously being exposed to highly hazardous pesticides. A recent … Read more
Press Release “Farmers are unable or unwilling to focus on environmental or health issues so long as they are experiencing poverty. They are less willing to experiment, because they are … Read more
by Meriel Watts, PhD, PAN Asia Pacific Feb 19th 2017 When nearly 400 delegates met in Brasilia recently to discuss how to manage chemicals beyond 2020, there was a surprising … Read more
From 1-16 October, 34 organisations of farmers, rural women and advocacy groups from 17 countries across the globe have responded to the most urgent crises faced by small-scale farmers and food producers, especially in poor countries- climate change, hunger, food insecurity, and land grabbing through PAN Asia Pacific’s “16 Days of Global Action on Land and Resources”.
With the theme “Defend Food Sovereignty! Strengthen Community Resilience amid Climate Crisis,” the 16 days of global action on land and resources successfully reached out to more than 380,000 people … Read more
Press Release 08 March 2016 Women’s stories assert rights to land and resources “We’ve learned that mining companies are after the rich minerals and biodiversity found in our communities. As … Read more
Statement of the Asian Rural Women’s Coalition for the International Working Women’s Day 08 March 2016 As we celebrate International Working Women’s Day today, we also mourn the death 5 … Read more
The Women’s Travelling Journal: Empowering Rural Women in Asia on Food Sovereignty
Watch the video as rural women from 11 countries share their stories in a journal that travelled from one country to another. It is a narration of daily life and struggles of rural women on land, food and agriculture. Be inspired to hear their stories of resistance, resilience and change, all testament to women’s leadership and collective action.
For more information about the Women’s Travelling Journal, visit http://travellingjournal.asianruralwomen.net/