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Posts Tagged ‘Agribusiness’

From the Isaan Record

In In Solidarity on 20/12/2011 at 5:24 am

Fishing Without a Net: Fish Farms and the 2011 Floods

from Isaan Record on Vimeo.

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Hyrbid rice in Asia

In Our Network, Research on 30/04/2010 at 4:34 pm

A report from our regional network allies:

“In China, where hybrid rice originated, farmers’ experience with hybrid rice is utterly at variance with the glossy advertisements found in nearly every seed shop in town. Read the rest of this entry »

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In Research on 18/12/2009 at 9:33 am

Nigeria, Thailand partner on rice production

In Uncategorized on 18/12/2009 at 8:17 am

Even as Chinua Achebe’s new book is published about his childhood in colonial Nigeria – could this be an opportunity for the “teeming youth jobs” in Nigeria or just a land grab by Thai agribusiness?

This Day | 12.14.2009 also posted on the Food Crisis and The Global Land Grab blog

From Dele Ogbodo in Abuja

Minister of Commerce and Industry, Chief Achike Udenwa yesterday in Abuja said Nigeria and the Republic of Thailand have commenced negotiation and signing of bilateral and investment agreement in commercial agriculture in Nigeria particularly in rice production and processing.

The minister acknowledged that Nigeria is the biggest buyer and consumer of Thai’s rice the world over. He said, “during my meeting with the Thai Minister of Trade, he expressed his country’s willingness to invest in commercial agriculture in Nigeria, particularly rice product and processing.

Other areas of joint venture agreement, according to Udenwa, is Oil and Gas.

He said this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the Seventh World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, held recently in Geneva, Switzerland.

With Thailand as the highest exporter of rice to Nigeria, the minister said it is expedient for both countries to seek better ways of  greater collaboration in the production of the staple food.

He said the cooperation will be in the establishment of rice farms by the Thais in Nigeria’s Free Trade Zones.

Udenwa said the establishment of the joint venture will be  preceded with the exchange of visits at the ministerial and official levels and organization of Trade Missions by the two countries early next year.

He said the process for the signing of a strong economic cooperation and bilateral trade and investment should be initiated by both countries immediately. Read the rest of this entry »

Resist CropLife

In In Solidarity on 04/11/2009 at 4:53 pm

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

80+ GROUPS AND 38,000+ INDIVIDUALS UNITE AGAINST SIDDIQUI NOMINATION

Groups Call for Change to Failed Free Trade Agenda That Has Deepened Global Food, Environmental and Health Crises

San Francisco, CA, Apopka, FL, Washington D.C. (November 2, 2009) – In an unprecedented effort to block a USTR agriculture nominee, over 80 groups sent a letter today to Chairman Max Baucus and Ranking Member Charles Grassley of the Senate Finance Committee urging the rejection of Islam Siddiqui as Chief Agriculture Negotiator at the office of the United States Trade Representative. In part to counter a supportive letter previously issued by over 40 agribusiness industry groups, the NGO letter protests Siddiqui’s clear affiliation with the agricultural input industry and its “free” trade agenda. Siddiqui is a former pesticide/biotech lobbyist for and current vice president of regulatory affairs at CropLife America. His nomination will be taken up by the Committee on November 4. Read the rest of this entry »