September 17, 2013
Source: Bangkok Post
Rubber farm protesters in Nakhon Si Thammarat have issued fresh demands and said the government must meet them in seven days or they will converge in Bangkok.
The protesters announced the demands on Highway No.41 in Chulabhorn district Sunday before joining fellow protesting farmers at the Khuan Nong Hong intersection in Cha-uat district, 10km away. More…
December 3, 2012
Reposted from The Himalayan
Nepal Food Corporation planning to buy rice directly from farmers
Nepal Food Corporation (NFC) has planned to buy rice directly from farmers to support its profit motivated business model. Purchasing rice, wheat, pulses and mustard seeds directly from farmers will benefit the corporation. More…
July 5, 2012
Reposted from Irinnews.org
Fifteen years of no locally elected government
SINDHUPALCHOWK, 4 July 2012 (IRIN) – For maize farmers 100km from the seat of government in Nepal, an ongoing national political stalemate which recently dissolved parliament is far from their concerns. They are more worried about their dying crops.
For 55-year-old Dhanmaya Tamang and her family, poor seasonal rains have hit their only income source. Farmers make up nearly 80 percent of the district of Sindhupalchowk, bordering China and with a population of 300,000. More…