Agrarian Justice Articles & Videos
Out of the kaleidoscope of different angles through which land grab can be analysed, the one elevating food security – and food sovereignty – as a crucial concern is amongst the most engaging and the less inquired, especially in its intertwining with policy elaboration.
Global networking is key to winning battle against fracking, say activists at WSF.
As land is grabbed and earmarked in Africa for supposed development, there are nearly always implications for the water nearby, for local people's land and water rights and environmental sustainability.
Horizontally structured initiatives, like farmer to farmer partnerships, are more equal forms of rural development than traditional public private partnerships (PPP). They provide equal access to technology and knowledge production, to land and markets.
China has become one of Asia's leaders in expanding unconventional shale-gas extraction in the name of energy self-sufficiency and national autonomy. Experiences of “fracking” worldwide, however, suggest the costs to China of joining this revolution will be loss of control of natural resources and land to major corporations, with negative social and environmental consequences for many communities.
Jenny Franco of our Agrarian Justice team talks about the injustices her team tries to overcome through rigorous analyses and presenting alternatives.
A special issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies introducing a previously under-explored geographic region into the emerging land grab literature. Available for free till end of May.
The Asia-Europe People’s Forum requested a delegation of ASEAN parliamentarians to visit the Lao Peoples’ Democratic Republic to investigate the disappearance of Sombath Somphone, the prominent Lao leader of civil society.
Alternative development and crop substitution programmes seem to be a guise for the Chinese government to support large scale agro businesses in Northern Burma and Laos.
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