I cannot recollect too much detail about it now, but years down the line, what has stuck with me through the years is its title. Today, I work as a researcher on climate change and its impacts on mountain communities, and specifically women in these communities. Sometimes I feel the pressure to provide academic and statistical information which I feel, although fair to research, reduces the people I interview to data and objects.
The opening remarks were followed by talks from resource persons who shared their valuable inputs on sustainable agriculture.
Sanjaybhai Prasad, Principal Secretary of the Department of Agriculture and Cooperatives of the Gujarat Government discussed government schemes which lay thrust on profit going back to the actual producers or the farmers.
Rajendra Khimani of Gujarat Vidyapith presented a case study on the changes and benefits experienced by a village in Gujarat after the implementation of climate-resilient farming.
Meanwhile, Zainal Fuad discussed in detail about the protection and recognition of the rights of peasants and people working in rural areas. A lot of activities such as forum and summer camps were also conducted to improve the participation of youth and women sectors in MTCP2.
Currently, women and youth are already involved in FO structures. Keshab Khadka presented the accomplishments of MTCP2 in South Asia which include the increase in membership from 41 to 58 national FOs and in individual membership from 61,31, to 91,26, and improved market linkage for farmers through ICT i.
Rudi in Indiavalue chain, etc. Other participants of followed and donated generous amounts to start the trust fund. Yolando Arban who visited South Asia remarked that in SA, there is a strong partnership with government organizations at the district and village levels.
He recommended that SA be persistent in continually coordinating with IFAD country offices and offer concrete proposals how to help their programmes and to tap or mobilized local development communication practitioners.
He also noted the increased number of KM materials generated from the projects implemented. Previously, a KM Fair was held by each sub-region and three winners for each sub-region were picked to move up to the regional KM Fair.
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Women farmers in Anand gather to meet the RSC delegates visiting their community Farmers in the community farm various crops including rice and taro Solar-powered water pump used by the community for their farms and for their daily needs The RSC delegates also stopped by the Amul butter and infant milk factory and were taken around the factory to see their facilities and production processes while being fed with the history of Amul.
Amul was formed as a response to the exploitation of marginal milk producers.
Inmilk farmers went on a strike which led to the setting up of the cooperative to collect and process milk. Milk collection was decentralized as most producers were marginal farmers who could deliver, at most, litres of milk per day. Anyone can sell milk to Amul, regardless of their class, caste, or religion, or the amount of milk they have.
At Amul factory The participants also had a special Session on Anubandh, where SEWA-Founder Ela Bhatt spoke on building holistic and mutually beneficial communities to cater to the basic needs of daily life: The RSC aims to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the major accomplishments of the MTCP2 program as well as key learnings and lessons.
It also aims to identify joint actions, common training needs, and research agenda in support of key policy agenda at various levels. The meeting will also be a venue for donors and other development partners and FOs to have a dialogue and share experiences to enhance their solidarity.
The program resulted to significant output amidst various challenges as well as great opportunities.The UNFCCC entered into force on 21 March and now has parties. In December , delegates at COP 3 in Kyoto, Japan, agreed to a Protocol to the UNFCCC that commits industrialized countries and countries in transition to a market economy to achieve emission reduction targets.
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