Agrarian Justice Articles & Videos
Land grabbing is an expression of the dominant development model based on production and consumption patterns in which financial capital reigns.
On October 16th La Via Campesina celebrated the world food sovereignty day. The international peasant movement reasserted its call for a “people’s food system” with “real solutions to end hunger.”
EU agrofuels policy is having serious impacts on biodiversity, food provision and the livelihoods and food sovereignty of local communities in the global South and in the EU itself, as well as on climate change. Yet we seem locked into it because of lobbying by industry coupled with EU government collusion, delay and confusion.
Kishantos has been serving sustainability and democracy in Hungary for 21 years. It is a Folk High School Centre with a 452-hectare organic demonstration farm. Now the future survival of Kishantos is threatened by land grabbing. We can save Kishantos with your help.
The concept of food sovereignty has exploded in the agrarian studies literature over the past decade, the aim of this critical dialogue was to explore whether or not the subject of food sovereignty has any intellectual future in critical agrarian studies, and if so, on what terms.
Watch this trailer for a powerful new documentary about how supposedly well-meaning Dutch and Swedish investments can result in land grabbing and human rights abuses in one small community in Mozambique.
The concept of ‘land grabs’ – acquisitions of vast areas of land in poorer nations and regions – came to prominence during the global food price spike of 2007/8. tni has critically analysed mainstream formulations of the problem, from the angle of who controls the land itself and who has the power to decide how it is used and for what purposes – issues that tie into a broader and deeper questioning of the underlying development model.
Sergio Sauer talks of history of land struggles in his native country and the dualistic roles his government plays to both restrict and expand land grab patterns in and out of Brazil.
Bob St. Peter, a landless farmer and the head of Food for Maine’s Future, knows first hand the struggles of family farms in America today.
Alberto Alonso-Fredejas on the narrative contexts in which land grabs are presented and legitimized, and how such activities lead to questions around capital, labor and community relations.
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