Rice Lands Still Under Siege

Rice lands in Asia are largely at risk due to conversion and degradation, and along with it are a conundrum of issues faced by approximately 3 billion people who depend on rice for food and livelihood. Adding fuel to the fire is the onslaught of neoliberal policies dictating that lands are to be utilised in the most profitable way - i.e. conversion of rice lands for cash crops, urbanisation, or into economic zone - further displacing rice farmers. In this article, PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) presents an overview of the dire state of Asia’s rice lands, and the battle that is to be fought to attain a sustainable and secure food system for the world.


Title: Rice Lands Still Under Siege
Authors: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
Tags: farmers
genetically modified
Date: 29-Sep-2009
Publisher: Pesticide Action Network Asia Pacific
URI: http://library.ipamglobal.org/jspui/handle/ipamlibrary/435
Weblink: http://www.panap.net/sites/default/files/rs_ricelandsstillundersiege.pdf
Category Type: Articles
Appears in Sub-Collections:Land grabbing


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