In the recent years, the local dairy sector in Pakistan has been facing constant monitoring by Pure Food Law Authority, Punjab. Milk trucks were being stopped, tests carried out for milk contamination, and thousands of liters of milk was being wasted by the authorities. These acts are a threat to the livelihood and food security of small and landless farmers and others associated to the supply chain. These happenings led to the Pakistan Kissan Mazdoor Tehreek (PKMT) and Roots for Equity to investigate the situation. The result was a series of discussions with communities to understand the issue as well as a desk research to make the connection to the imperatives behind the Pure Food Laws, Pakistan, trade liberalization and corporate capture of livestock and dairy sector. Please find the primers that are a result of an understanding of the situation.
The Launching Pad for Neoliberal Globalization: The World Trade Organization
Trade liberalization and control of Transnational Corporations in the dairy sectors and allied sectors (fodder, seed, genetics)
The Codex Alimentarius and its Linkages to the WTO and Pure Food Laws in Pakistan
Women and their role in the dairy and livestock sector
Food Sovereignty: Asserting Farmers’ Right to Self-determination and Ownership of Productive Resources