Interventions: Sustainable Agriculture & Food Security...

Priorities and Possibilities of Investment for Accelerated and Stabilizing Agriculture in Bihar

17th March 2012
The Consultation was organized as a collective effort of a number of organizations including CECOEDECON, BCPH, Pairvi in joint collaboration with ICCO Cooperation, National Centre for Agricultural and Policy research, and ICAR RCER. Support to the consultation was also extended by IFPRI, India. The objective of the consultation was to analyze the trends of agricultural investment in the state and provide direction which can enhance and stabilize agriculture growth in the state.

 

State Consultation: Climate Crisis and Agriculture; Preparedness, Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

One day state consultation was held in Pantnagar. This consultation was a part of the ongoing process and series of initiatives – focussing on climate crisis and justice, especially on agriculture and food security. This was an interaction with Agriculture experts, scientists, farmers and civil society partners
 

खाद्य सुरक्षा: सरकार समाज और मीडिया

30 जुलाई 2011

निदान फाउंडेशन ने पैरवी और गाँधी शांति प्रतिष्ठान के सहयोग से 30 जुलाई 2011 को 'खाद्य सुरक्षा: सरकार, समाज और मीडिया' पर राष्ट्रीय विमर्श का आयोजन किया. सर्व सेवा संघ की अध्यक्ष और प्रख्यात गाँधीवादी नेता माननीया राधा भट्ट ने राष्ट्रीय विमर्श का उद्घाटन करते हुए कहा की अन्न के उत्पादन के साधनों से लेकर वितरण तक की सारी प्रक्रियाओं को विकेन्द्रित करें. उन्हें सरकारों के हाथों में नहीं, जन समाज व जन समुदाय के हाथों से संचालित होने दें. उत्पादन के साधनों पर इन समुदायों की प्राथमिकता, प्रबंधन व उपयोग करने का अधिकार सुनिश्चित करें. वह अपनी गरीबी स्वयं मिटा सकता है. वह अपने अन्न भंडार संचालित कर सकता है. वह अपने सक्षम बाज़ार खड़े कर सकता है. केवल सरकारें यह भ्रम मिटाएँ कि देश का जीडीपी बढ़ने से गरीबी या भुखमरी मिटेगी.

State Consultation on Challenges to Food Security, Bhopal

10th July 2010
The National Consultation was organized on July 10, 2010 at Bhopal, with an objective of bringing the pertinent players- Ministers, CSOs and association of farmers and to have a brainstorming on the serious issue of Food Security. It is the need of the hour to come up with pro poor and pro farmer amendments that could be incorporated in the Food Security Bill, Seeds Bill and BRAI bill, which are to be presented in the parliament in the monsoon session. The representatives of different organizations working actively on the issue of food security critically examined the captioned bills and made important recommendations. The Consultation was an effort to take the opposition party into confidence as they can raise the voices and concerns of the poor aptly in the parliament. Also they can mount pressure on the UPA Government to mould the bill so that food security of the millions of people can be secured.
 

National Consultation on Food Security Bill and Seeds Bill

10th June 2010
Issues of growing food insecurity amongst poor, constant rise in the number of malnourished children, and cases of hunger deaths—at the time when millions of tonnes of food grains are rotting in government godowns—  have caught the attention of CSOs and the policy makers over a period of time.  In this context, more than 50 key persons from across the country representing various farmer groups, women groups, civil society organizations, academicians, and policy makers came together at a National Consultation organized by Forum for Biotechnology & Food Security, New Delhi; CECOEDECON, Jaipur; and PAIRVI, New Delhi, at India International Centre, New Delhi on June 10, 2010 to discuss all the relevant issues in detail. The consultation made an effort to develop a new insight and innovative approach to address the issue of food insecurity in India. 

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