Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia

Title Organic farming at the Center stage in South East Asia
Contributor La Via Campesina
Author Irma Yanny, James S.L.Tadeo, Raphael M. Baladad
Content In a first part, this publication gives technical feedbacks and analysis on Sustainable Rice Based Farming Systems in the Philippines. The book concludes that Organic farming is undeniably, one of the best broad-based development strategies that can be employed to revitalize the agriculture sector. With that said and given that most Southeast Asian countries are dependent on rice, effective organic rice farming can help address not only rural poverty but food security woes across the region.

In a second part, it highlights the main results of a regional exchange on agroecology that took place in the Philippines between South East Asian members of la Via Campesina (from Taiwan, Vietnam, South Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Timor Leste).

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2013
Language English
Asia CAMBODIA, INDONESIA, PHILIPPINES, South Corea, Taiwan, THAILAND, TIMOR-LESTE, Vietnam
Link http://viacampesina.org/en/index.php/publications-mainmenu-30

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Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out

Title Whose “clean” development? Communities Speak Out
Contributor Focus on the Global South
Author Focus on the Global South
Content Three case studies from India, Philippines and Thailand on Clean Development Mechanism:

Our analysis, and that of many communities and organisations across Asia, is that the CDM is an extension of the generalised approach to big project and energy intensive development that has systematically marginalised indigenous peoples and local communities and over- exploited the Earth. The “clean development mechanism” is, quite simply, a mechanism that allows polluters to avoid binding emissions reductions in one location, while shifting emissions to another location. At the same time, it allows corporations and state entities to reap additional profits from projects that are questionable in terms of sustainability, community benefits or even addressing climate change.

Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published
Language English
Asia INDIA, PHILIPPINES, THAILAND
Link http://www.focusweb.org/content/whose-%E2%80%9Cclean%E2%80%9D-development-communities-speak-out

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Role of Green Manure Crops in Lowland Rice Based Farming System of Northern Thailand

Title Role of Green Manure Crops in Lowland Rice Based Farming System of Northern Thailand
Contributor agroecology.org
Author Budsara Limnirankul, Chiang Mai University, Multiple Cropping Center
Content Use of green manure to improve overall system productivity of rice-soybean production system.
Type of initiative Case Studies
Year Published 2001
Language English
Asia THAILAND
Link http://www.agroecology.org/Case%20Studies/greenmanure.html

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