Archive - 2007

March 22nd

Delhi’s Doha Doldrums

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2007
Agriculture here is a life and death issue. Scores of farmers have committed suicide in recent years because of crop failures and falling prices.

Children With Diarrhoea need Rice “Kanji”, Not Cannibal Rice

Original Publication Date: 
21 March, 2007
California based Ventria Bioscience has been given preliminary approval to grow a rice containing human genes on 3000 acres in Kansas.

March 21st

Get realistic with USFTA

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
FEDERATION of Malaysian Manufacturers (FMM) president Datuk Yong Poh Kon claims that Malaysia has more to gain than lose from signing a free trade agreement (FTA) with the US (The Star, March 17). While claiming that a balance in views is necessary, it appears that his letter does not appear to be realistic about the possible gains for Malaysia under a USFTA.

Indonesia plays down chance of Doha G33 breakthrough

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
Indonesia does not expect a breakthrough on global free trade talks at a meeting of G33 countries on Wednesday, but developing nations aimed to 'really push' to make progress, the country's trade minister said.

Militant Brazilian Opposition to Bush-Lula Ethanol Accords

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
During Bush

Open Markets ‘Impoverishing Pakistani Fishing Communities’

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
Hundreds of local fishing communities are being pushed into poverty in Pakistan due to over fishing by international trawlers, according to new research from ActionAid released today.

India urges rich nations to give ground as G33 meets

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
Rich nations must give ground to help global free trade talks make progress, India's trade minister said on Wednesday.

G33 meeting to help Doha deal - EU

Original Publication Date: 
20 March, 2007
A meeting of G33 developing nations should help the chances of success in the Doha trade round, but convergence among all groups is needed by end-April, European Trade Commissioner Peter Mandelson said today.

March 20th

Another ‘Enchilada’ on Services

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
A second Doha Development Agenda services 'Enchilada' session was held yesterday - where Malaysia and South Korea spelled out what they intend to present in their revised services offers and stated 'must-haves' in the final package, trade diplomats said

The FSPI’s Action on G33 Meeting:

Original Publication Date: 
19 March, 2007
Today (20/3), hundreds of farmers, youth, and farm workers from Federasi Serikat Petani Indonesia (FSPI) march in front of Grand Melia Hotel, Jakarta to strongly urge the G33 countries to stand by the people.