Collective Rice Action 2012 - Press Releases
CORA Uttarakhand partners, in collaboration with the Department of Adult Continuing Education and Extension (HNB Garhwal University, Srinagar) conducted a state level “Rice and Agro-biodiversity Conservation Workshop” at the University’s School of Education on 5 June 2012. The workshop was attended by about 50 participants comprising the teaching faculty, research students and community representatives and farmers.
CORA Cambodia took off with a workshop on 24 & 25 May 2012 in Phnom Penh entitled “Organic Rice Farming for Sustainable Livelihoods”. Local organic rice farmers pledged to produce 10 tons per hectare as part of the new 10-year “Best Rice Field” project launched by CEDAC, organiser of CORA Cambodia with Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP).
CORA (Collective Rice Action) 2012 was launched on May 22, 2012 with the theme “Reclaiming Our Rice and Biodiversity” in 14 countries across the region.
Pesticide Action Network Asia and the Pacific (PAN AP) launched CORA (Collective Rice Action) 2012 on May 22, in 14 countries across the region with the theme “Reclaiming Our Rice and Biodiversity”.
Pakistan once had hundreds of traditional rice varieties, and has since lost this precious heritage due to the Green Revolution which introduced agrochemicals that degraded and poisoned the land and biodiversity, and promoted “high yielding varieties”. Traditional local rice varieties were then systematically phased out.
May 22, 2012 marked the day when CORA (Collective Rice Action) 2012 was launched in 14 countries across the region with the theme “Reclaiming Our Rice and Biodiversity”.
From 22 May to 5 June 2012, 14 countries in Asia will band together for the COLLECTIVE RICE ACTION (CORA) 2012. People’s organisations, farmers, rural women, and rice consumers from PR China, Japan, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, Malaysia and Iran will be “Reclaiming Our Rice and Biodiversity!” — the theme for CORA 2012.