In many countries of the south, questions around agriculture and land remain central for social and political movements concerned with equity and justice. These include issues such as production of food in an environmentally sustainable manner, right to food, fighting poverty, offering fair prices to peasants, collectivisation, access to land, respecting crop diversity and regulating agribusiness. South-South research and advocacy on best practices in areas such as agro-ecology, cooperatives and land reform can not only help groups in India but also provide policy inputs for the Indian Governments development projects abroad.

AGRICULTURE & LAND Palestine's olive trees

The Jordan-based Arab Group for the Protection of Nature (APN) estimates that about three million trees in Palestine, including olive trees, have been destroyed from 2001 onwards- while around 1.5 million trees were uprooted from 2001-2007 by Israeli settlers and defence forces

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