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By Bennett Haynes, Alternative Agriculture Network – Esan |
<p>Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand &ndash; As the 9th National Plant Protection Conference begins today in Ubon Ratchatani province, northeastern Thailand, the Alternative Agriculture Network &ndash; Esan (AAN) has prepared a statement on the current crisis surrounding the use of agrochemicals in our food system. &nbsp;For more background information, please read our recent reports on Carbofuran and Kudchum District.</p>
By Bennett Haynes, Alternative Agriculture Network – Esan |
<p>Ubon Ratchatani, Thailand &ndash; Following the incident surrounding the plant disease &ldquo;natural disaster&rdquo;[1] in Kudchum district, Yasothon province, the AAN has compiled further research to raise public awareness about the impacts of carbofuran (Furadan) on the environment and human health.</p>
By Ongart Decha |
<p>In response to long-standing land problems in the country, the government has just passed a resolution to allow communities to farm state land for a period of 30 years. &nbsp;A mechanism will be created to issue &lsquo;community title deeds&rsquo;, and oversee the practice of the farming communities. &nbsp;However, farmers who have long struggled over land rights issues are sceptical of this government measure, as opposed to their own version of community title deeds.&nbsp;</p>
By Harrison George |
<p>If you saw a newspaper article written by a farmer telling the bankers of this nation how they could improve the way they do business, what would your reaction be?</p>
<div>Since July 17, about 150 farming families have occupied a eucalyptus plantation run by the Forest Industry Organization (FIO) under the Royal Forest Department in Tambon Thung Phra, Khon San District, Chaiyaphum Province in the Northeast. &nbsp;They vow to stay on until the government gives them back their land.</div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>
By Sanitsuda Ekachai, Bangkok Post |
<p>The very same week the Abhisit government promised that the progressive property tax would take effect next year, a group of 200 landless villagers in Chaiyaphum province moved into a state-owned eucalyptus plantation to reclaim the land that was once theirs.</p>