Video & Documentary

Jazba farm Multan Farmer Aziz Bibi, sharing detail about her organic and traditional wheat field

Talk about Coronavirus and Capitalist System

Food Sovereignty Now! No To Seed Act

Equitable land distribution to farmers is only solution to eliminate hunger from Pakistan

Internationale Anthem

جاگو جاگو جاگو
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جاگو جاگو جاگو سربہارا
اُٹھو غریب بے نوا
کب تک سہوگے بهائی
ظالم کا استحصال
آؤ ہم غلامی اپنی ٹوڑیں
ہوں آزاد اور رہا
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جس میں زور و ظُلم و جفا
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ہے اس پر ہی فیصلہ
سارے جہان کے مظلومو
اُٹھو کہ وقت آیا
سارے جہان کے مظلومو
اُٹھو کہ وقت آیا

PKMT Youth Wing Founding Assembly

The PKMT Youth Founding Assembly held on 5th-6th March 2018 in Renewal Center Lahore with the theme of “Haqiqy Jamoryat: Srf Hoqooq Nahi, Iktiyar Be”! Real Democracy: Not Just Right, Authority Too!

Serban Chowk (Kay2 Channel Program)

A talk show by Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT), an alliance of small and landless farmers in Pakistan detailing their reasons opposing the Draft Seed Amendment Bill (2014). The show highlighted the imperialist agenda behind the Draft Seed Bill (that was finally passed in June 2015 by the Pakistan Senate) and the monopolistic interests of the agro-chemical giants. This seed bill is basically to comply with the TRIPS agreement of the WTO and has been aggressively pushed by the mega-corporations of the United States such as Monsanto, Pioneer and Dupont among  others.

A Small Farmer’s Advocacy for Agroecology!

The short documentary is witness to the knowledge of small farmers belief in traditional agriculture systems which are now being often referred to as agroecology.  In this documentary Rasheed Khan, a small farmer and a member of Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) from Mansehra, Khyber Pakhtunkwa not only talks about the hardiness of crops grown from indigenous seeds but also ‘actively demonstrates’ their tenacity and deep roots in the ground. According to him, the stalk is also strong and even a buffalo would find it hard to take out the crop; whereas for hybrid varieties a simple pull would lift the crop off the ground.

Rasheed Khan has used oxen to prepare the land; according to him using a tractor cost him at least Rs 10,000 and he would much rather use his oxen than the tractor. He elaborates on the benefits of traditional sustainable agriculture practices which are based on the used of animal manure and traditional seed varieties. The corn flour is not only tasty but has much more energy than the hybrid varieties. Rasheed Khan states, “a roti made from the traditional corn varieties is as rich as eating butter.”  In addition, the traditional varieties are tall yielding plentiful fodder for animals which they relish; the milk also has a much better taste than when animals are fed with fodder from hybrid corn varieties.

Rasheed Khan has come back to traditional agricultural production practices after becoming a member of PKMT. According to him, people from the surrounding areas come and see him using traditional methods and he hopes that they will also convert once they understand the benefits.