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In IPES-Food's latest report, 'The Added Value(s) of #Agroecology', we focused on a series of obstacles that prevent the transition to agroecological #foodsystems.

🌱 One such obstacle is the *access to #seeds & #organic inputs*. Here's a quick thread on why this matters! 👇🏿

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#Farmer seed systems - through which farmers select, multiply, conserve & exchange a wide range of reproducible varieties - are an essential component of #agroecology, which relies on diversity at all levels (including crop genetic diversity). 🌱🌿🌾

#DidYouKnow that these systems account for up to 90% of the seeds used in some African countries? And in #Mali, peasant seed systems make up 75% of the varieties grown in the country.

❗️ However, these systems are lacking in legal recognition and policy support ❗️

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A thread on the need for gender budgeting in India.
1/n According to the 2010-11 Agriculture Census, 73% of rural women workers are farmers, but women’s land holdings account for 12.79% of all landholdings. #Farmers #genderequity…
2/n Data from the NSSO shows that except for the MGNREGS, the gender disparity in wages is significant – men’s wages in agriculture are 1.4 times higher than the wages earned by women.
3/n An ILO study indicates that more than half the woman workers in agriculture are unpaid family labourers. 81% of women agriculture workers are from Dalit/Adivasi communities, 83% are from landless, marginal, or small farm households.
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The National Commission on Farmers (NCF), chaired by Prof. M.S. Swaminathan did field trips to two important agricultural locations – Punjab & Maharashtra.

Follow the thread to read the main points of its crucial third report. #FarmersProtest… Image
This third report discusses a programme to increase farm productivity and profitability without any ecological harm. It highlights the role of technology and says that the effective implementation of research could help achieve a much more successful agrarian economy.

According to National Sample Survey Organisation’s (NSSO), the average monthly/capita consumption expenditure of farm households across India was Rs. 503 in 2003. Endemic hunger was high in families without land or livestock, and with small land holdings without irrigation.

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PM @narendramodi addresses BJP workers from all over India on Pandit #DeendayalUpadhyaya's birth anniversary Image
BJP workers have been working and serving the nation during the phase of #COVID19: PM @narendramodi addresses BJP workers Image
Pandit #DeendayalUpadhyaya's life, ideas and journey inspire us, his contribution to the nation will inspire generations to come: PM @narendramodi addresses BJP workers Image
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In our latest report, we look at some of the obstacles facing #agroecology in West #Africa and beyond 🌍


But even if you haven't had a chance to read it, don't worry. We'll start giving you a #thread a day.

Obstacles #1?

Access to #finance 💵
Agroecological systems require little investment in external inputs and heavy machinery, as a result of drawing on natural synergies, maximizing #biodiversity, and using locally-available resources.
This makes #agroecology less costly than agro-industrial practices over the medium to long-term, and thus better suited to the economic realities of rural West #Africa
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🩸 … About 1.5 Billion rabbits are raised and killed for #meat every year. Did you know that many of them scream when they die? ...🐇

“The preferred method of killing rabbits is the dislocation of the neck. The rabbit is held firmly by the rear legs and head; it is (1/5)
stretched full length. Then with a hard, sharp pull, the head is bent backwards to dislocate the neck. After dislocation, the #rabbit is hung by one of the hind legs above the hock joint. The head is immediately removed to allow complete bleeding. The forefeet are then (2/5)
removed. The next step is to cut the skin around the hock joints of the legs and then to cut between these points across the lower part of the body. Remove the tail and pull the #skin down and forward over the body. The skins of young or fryer age #rabbits are easily (3/5)
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Day 8: Parliament #MonsoonSession2020 Updates

#RajyaSabha has assembled; Papers & Reports laid.

Zero Hour underway. Image
Chair @MVenkaiahNaidu condemns the incidents that transpired in the #RajyaSabha yesterday while passing of #AgricultureBills. Says:

-Dy Chair was abused
-Some members threw papers at him
-A Rule book was thrown
-He was obstructed from performing his duties ImageImage
Chair @MVenkaiahNaidu : Leader of Opposition along with 46 MPs have given a motion for removal of Dy Chairman; I have gone through yesterday's records.

Adds that Division could not take place due to continuous disruption of the House.
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Day 7: Parliament #MonsoonSession2020 Updates

#RajyaSabha assembled, Papers laid

Important issues raised during Zero Hour:

-Bihar #floods
-Change exam date of #NET exam
-10,000 prisoners increased in Bihar since #COVID19 due to non-functioning of local #Courts ; no #bail Image
Presently #RajyaSabha is discussing the #AgricultureBills of 2020:

-Farmers' Produce Trade & Commerce Bill
-Farmers (Empowerment & Protection) Agreement on Price Assurance and Farm Services Bill, 2020

[Both passed by Lok Sabha. Read full story👇]…
#AgricultureBills :

-4 amendments moved to refer #ContractFarming Bill to Select Committee

MPs argue that the Bill shall:

-end Minimum Support Price #MSP
-open doors for big #corporations to enter farm sector
-gradually end Govt regulation ImageImageImage
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प्रिय शेतकरी मित्रांनो,

फार्मर्स प्रोड्युस अँण्ड ट्रेड कॉमर्स बिलमधील तीन सेक्शन मुळे मंडी व्यवस्था संपुष्टात येईल. MSP चा कोणताही प्रावधान यात नाही. सुरुवातीला तुम्हाला जास्त किंमत दिली जाईल तुम्ही खूश व्हाल त्यानंतर एकदा मंडी व्यवस्था कोसळली की सर्व कॉर्पोरेट, श्रीमंत शेतकरी
तुमच्या कष्टाच्या मालाची किंमत ठरवण्यास मोकळी असतील. तेव्हा कोणताच उपाय शिल्लक राहणार नाही. सेक्शन 8 द्वारे न्यायालयीन दाद मागण्याचा तुमचा अधिकार कमकुवत केला गेलाय. क्षणभरच्या सुखासाठी भविष्य धोक्यात घालू नका. पंजाब, हरियाणाला याचा फटका आहे महाराष्ट्रात ही
सिस्टीम प्रभावी नाही म्हणून तुम्ही निश्चिंत असाल पण तुमचे कर्तव्य आहे तुम्ही तुमच्या साथींबरोबर भक्कम उभे रहा. सेक्शन 2 (m), सेक्शन 2 (n), सेक्शन 6 तुमच्या साठी योग्य नाहीत. सरकार कोणताही प्रकारे MSP बद्दल बिलमध्ये बोलण्यास तयार नाही. गोड शब्दांनी भूलू नका वर्तमानापेक्षा Image
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Defanging #APMCs mean👇

Farmers can sell directly to processors,at price they wish to,with no middlemen

Farmers can sell beyond Notified Mandi

#MSP to continue

#TradeCartelisation to end

@narendramodi gov creating single #AgriMarket
My Oped @firstpost…
While @HarsimratBadal_ has politicised the issue,#Punjab,an @INCIndia ruled State,is one of the few States that already allows #ContractFarming,in select commodities,to farmers,via separate State legislation..So opposition to #FarmBills by Congressis&Akalis,is not about Farmers!
Are #Akalis opposed to #FarmBills of @narendramodi govt,as these Bills once they become Acts,will strip Mandi Traders,wily Commission Agents,Food Processors,Exporters&Marketing Committees of #APMCs,of the brazen power they wield,forcing farmers to sell their produce,dirt cheap?😑
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Day 3: 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 #MonsoonSession2020 Live Updates

#RajyaSabha assembled; on agenda today:

-Discussion on #COVID19
-Defence Minister Statement on #IndiaChinaBorderTension
-Salaries & Allowances of Ministers (Amd) Bill
-#Homoeopathy Central Council (Amd) Bill & more Image
Some matters raised during Zero Session

-Service/ Gallantry Peace Medal for #CoronaWarriors
-Separate infrastructure for patients of non-communicable/ chronic #diseases
-Continued detention of @MehboobaMufti & apprehension of arrest among #JammuAndKashmir political leaders
Special Mentions:

-Framework for regulation of #Online content
-Probe into #Facebook's interference in India's General #elections
-#NEET #JEEMain be re-conducted
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Day 3: 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁 #MonsoonSession2020

Watch this space for 𝗟𝗶𝘃𝗲 𝗨𝗽𝗱𝗮𝘁𝗲𝘀 Image
Legislative Business in #RajyaSabha :

- Institute of Teaching & Research in #Ayurveda Bill
-Salaries & Allowances of Ministers (Amendment) Bill
-#Homoeopathy Central Council (Amendment) Bill
-Indian #Medicine Central Council (Amendment) Bill
Papers & reports tabled, Zero Hour underway:

-@ghulamnazad raises issue of unemployment in #JammuKashmir
-INC's @PBhatacharyaINC bats for National #Helpline for Homeopathic treatment ImageImage
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As a party of the farmers, @Akali_Dal_ cannot support anything which goes against the interest of the ‘annadata’ in the country, especially in #Punjab. So, we opposed the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Bill 2020 in #LokSabha today. 1/4
.@Akali_Dal_ has always championed the cause of the #farmers and has made supreme sacrifices to safeguard their interests. That legacy can’t and will not be compromised or diluted, no matter what price we have to pay. 2/4
The govt has erred grievously in not taking stake holders–farmers & their organisations – on board. @Akali_Dal_ representative in Cabinet @HarsimratBadal_ had raised objections and had requested that the Ordinances be put off. But that not happened. 3/4
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Day 2: 𝗣𝗮𝗿𝗹𝗶𝗮𝗺𝗲𝗻𝘁#MonsoonSession2020

Watch this space for 𝐋𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐔𝐩𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 Image
#RajyaSabha to meet at 9 AM

Legislative Business:

- #IBC (Second Amendment) Bill, 2020
-National Commission for Allied & #Healthcare Professions Bill, 2020
-Institute of Teaching & Research in Ayurveda Bill, 2020
- Aircraft (Amendment) Bill, 2020

House assembled at sharp 9; Papers laid, motions moved

#ZeroHour commences (There shall not be a Q Hour in either House during this Session)
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section deals with Investing in the Engines of #JobCreation Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass. ..the other has a loyalty pledge to a con man whose lies cost so many American lives. 1/14
#Democrats will invest in the American heartland and rural communities. 2/14 #DemPartyPlatform #WeAreFarming #rural #DemFuture
#Democrats will make it easier for new and beginning #farmers, aquaculture farmers, ranchers, and foresters, including returning veterans, to start and grow their operations by expanding U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ownership and operating loan programs. 3/14
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Parliament #MonsoonSession2020 to commence at 9AM today.
Watch this space for Live Updates Image
The session will be a fully physical one and shall be held in two shifts — 9 am to 1 pm and 3 pm to 7 pm. Barring the first day, #RajyaSabha will sit in the morning shift and #LokSabha in the evening.

Health protocol to be observed at the premises included:

-Face masks compulsory
-Physical Distancing
-All Ministers, MPs, officials and others entering the premises must be tested #Covid negative, at least 72 hours before the session begins.

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So look cheetah. Decline many 'protected' areas. 77% pop UNPROTECTED areas.
#ExtinctiontheFacts REAL facts? Conservation not worked v areas traditionally stewarded. Greatest inventory? Namibia. 84% animal ag eg sheep wool swakara AND meat.
#BigGreenLIe #DefundBBC #DefundWWF ImageImageImageImage
So BEST thing you can do this year if you want to protect cheetah is buy a swakara coat. Plenty vintage if you can't afford because, you know unlike crap synthetic coats they last donkeys years.
PS for xstinkers who dont know one end of animal from another = SW African Karakul
But what do Davos cretins like @ZacGoldsmithMP want to do? Ban fur. Yeah right. Like there is any fur in here, another problem we are causing in Africa because we do NOT buy clothes that are long lasting animal derived.…
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I just think #RheaChakraborthy should stand in front of all the media houses and answer them to every question with issues that Media should be covering rather than her, 1/n
Media: Did you kill the #SushanthSinghRajput ?

Rhea: No, it was suicide, just like other 10,281 #Farmers and 32,559 #Dailywagers did last year. Please cover it. #Nextquestion 2/n
Media: Where did those 15 Crores go?

Rhea: it is in the same place where our #GDPData , currently at -.23.9% down, is going. Please cover this point also. #Nextquestion 3/n
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1a. News: 1ST PHOTOS & VIDEO: Antifa Killer Michael Reinoehl Shot Dead in Washington State — US Marshals Attempt to Revive Him - Article & Videos: WARNING GRAPHIC Thread 9.4.2020…
1b. News: 1ST PHOTOS & VIDEO: Antifa Killer Michael Reinoehl Shot Dead in Washington State — US Marshals Attempt to Revive Him - WARNING GRAPHIC - Thread 9.4.2020…
2. News: The Atlantic Posts Ridiculous Hit Piece on President Trump and His Treatment of Veterans — President Trump Responds to Junk Report…
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"म्या हाय ना रे तुमास्नी..नका काळजी करू!!"🔥🔥♥️♥️
कालच पहिल्या तिमाहीचा(1996 पासुन आपण दर तिमाहीला GDP घोषीत करतो त्याच्याआधी वर्षाच्या शेवटी सांगितला जायचा) GDP घोषित झाला आणि तुम्हाला सगळ्यांना माहिती आहेच की '-23.9' हा पहिल्या तिमाहीचा GDP आहे जी की अत्यंत चिंताजनक बाब आहे ImageImage
त्याआधी तुम्हाला आणखी एक महत्त्वाची बातमी सांगतो की भारताच्या GDP ने पहिल्यांदाच negative आकडा गाठला ‌नसुन ‌1957-58 ला '-1.2%',1965-66 ला '-3.7%' आणि 1972-73 ला '-0.3%' ही आर्थिक स्थिती होती आणि ज्यावेळीस ‌1977-79 साली मोरारजी देसाई यांच्या नेतृत्वाखाली केंद्रात पहिले बिगर Image
काँग्रेसी सरकार(जनता पार्टी सरकार) आले त्यांच्यावेळीही 1979-80 साली देशाचा GDP '-5.7%' ‌पर्यंत खाली गेला.
GDP साधारणपणे 8 क्षेत्रांच्या प्रगतीवरून काढला जातो उदा.कृषी,उद्योग,हाॅटेल सेवा,खाणी इ..
तर ह्या तिमाहीत सगळे sectors negative मध्ये गेले आहेत फक्त 'कृषी' एकमेव क्षेत्र ImageImage
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1. News: Joe Biden: Awkward.

"Hey, Everyone... 'I'M JOE BIDEN'S HUSBAND."

“She a Backbone, Like a RAMROD."

“... that's the kind of first lady, lady, lady, lady Jill will be"

-Thread 8.19.20
#DNC #Jill #Biden #Convention
2. News: EXCLUSIVE: Democrat Attorney Confirms that Obama Actually Bragged About Using the Photos of Kids in Cages as Propaganda… #Trump #Obama #Democrat #Cage
3. News: “It Was All False Conspiracy Theories and Made Up Lies that Were Paid for by the Democrats”-

Carter Page on FISA Warrant Obtained to Spy on Him and Trump Camp… #Trump #Spygate #Democrats #Obamagate
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Why #farmers came on road today

This started with Modi Govt setting up Shanta Kumar Committee which gave its report in Jan 2015, recommending scrapping of Bonus given to farmers over MSP, & recommending "direct cash transfers" for PDS i.e. scrapping MSP procurement & FCI
Modi Govt accepted the recommendations, & curtailed states’ power to declare bonuses for wheat & paddy over & above the Min Support Prices fixed by the Centre. So, States could not give bonus to their farmers, Punjab, Haryana, M.P farmers & others used to get bonus, which stopped
Then from 2015 to 2019, Modi Govt's institutions like @NITIAayog kept on saying in public that Min Support Procurement is unviable Mechanism, then in 2019~20 reports Commission of Agriculture Costs & Pricing started recommending restricting MSP procurement from #Punjab & #Haryana
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