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Statement of the Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty

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We, the members of the Asia Pacific Network on Food Sovereignty, on the occasion of the Regional Meeting and Workshop on Food Price Volatility and Agriculture Issues in Quezon City, Philippines, on September 26-28, 2011,

Express our collective position that the Food Crisis of 2008, was a food price crisis brought about by the irresponsible actions and greed of a few. The 2008 crisis was not an isolated phenomenon confined to a few countries or a region, but a generalized crisis which affected the whole world.

The swift rise and fall of prices of key agricultural food commodities during this period cannot be explained by simple supply and demand fundamentals alone.

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Declaration of the Participants of the People’s Forum on Water

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We, the men and women participants of the People’s Forum on Water held on May 3, 2012 in Manila parallel to the Asian Development Bank’s 45 Annual Governor’s Meeting, representing farmers organizations, irrigators associations, rural women, urban poor communities, non-government organizations and advocates, declare our common conviction that water is a right of all people and that anything that hinders the full enjoyment of this right must be vigorously opposed.

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