• The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

    Global corporations are increasingly influencing development policy, resulting in partnership agreements like the New Alliance for Food and Nutrition Security that grow corporate profits while endangering the livelihoods of small-scale farmers.
  • The Politics of Flex crops and Commodities

    Flex crops are crops that can be used for food, feed, fuel or industrial material. Their emergence as critical global commodities is integral to understanding today's agroindustrial economy. 
  • Reclaiming Agricultural Investment

    Effective state policies and investments in support of small scale food producers does not only provide a socially just alternative to a model based on foreign direct investment in agro-industries, but it is also a safeguard against land grabbing.  
  • Policy Shift

    'Policy Shift' identifies ten key policy changes that are required to support just alternative agriculture investments. The approach integrates human rights into the core of decision-making and is informed by practical, on-the-ground examples of positive agricultural investments that benefit both small-scale farmers and communities.
  • Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggle...

    Land issues and 'land grabs' are mostly associated with the global South, however 13 country studies in this updated landmark report reveal an accelerating grab and concentration of land across Europe.

 

The ‘agrarian justice’ cluster brings together research and analysis on political struggles in rural areas around access, control and ownership of resources and land, as well as on international agrarian movements struggling against dispossession and working to construct alternatives. Read more about this project

Articles

Global Food Security needs States to Ally with Family Farmers

There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farms in the developing world which provide livelihoods for 2 billion people and produce about 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It is these small farmers who truly contribute to global food security.

The State of Land in Europe

While the overall amount of agricultural land in Europe is shrinking, it is also becoming increasingly concentrated in a few large landholdings and in the hands of relatively few big private business entities.

Troubled waters of ocean governance under scrutiny

TNI's Agrarian Justice team reiterates the hazardous consequences of current ocean governance and policy frameworks, which have been repeatedly raised by social movements representing fisher people at the Global Oceans Action Summit.

Publications

The Global Ocean Grab: A Primer

In this primer the most important questions regarding the effects and mechanisms of ocean grabbing are answered. It contains all you need to know to get a good grasp of important processes and dynamics surrounding ocean grabbing.

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

Reclaiming Free Prior and Informed Consent

The jury is still out on Free Pior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Will it ‘help’ or ‘hurt’ the cause of agrarian justice? The dilemmas and challenges of using FPIC are already surfacing and warrant closer attention – precisely because of what is at stake: what development, for whom and what purposes, how and where, and with what implications?

Events

September 2014

The future of farming

Small-scale farmers and fishers feed up a large part of the world’s population, yet they are rarely consulted about the solutions needed to address hunger.
June 2014

Race and territorial politics in land policy reform in Burma

The transition to industrial food regimes involves a shift from the use of guns and fear to dispossess smallholders of their land and farming livelihoods to that of the logic of law and markets, backed by police force.
April 2014

Het Europese Lijsttrekkersdebat

In de aanloop naar de Europese verkiezingen van 22 mei organiseert de Fair, Green & Global Alliantie een debat waarin verschillende Europese lijsttrekkers worden uitgedaagd deze vragen te beantwoorden.

News

State collaboration with family farmers is key to global food security

19 May 2014
TNI's new report chronicles working alternatives across the world that have succeeded in increasing food security while protecting family farmers, their communities and the environment.

La moitié des terres en Europe est contrôlée par 3% de gros propriétaires

18 April 2014
Les phénomènes de concentration et d’accaparement des terres ne concernent pas que l’Afrique ou l’Asie. Les gros propriétaires terriens sont aussi très actifs au sein de l’Union européenne. C’est ce que montre une infographie publiée le 14 avril par l’organisation Transnational Institute basée à Amsterdam.

New report reveals how the EU-US trade deal risks expanding fracking

6 March 2014
A trade deal between the EU and the US risks opening the backdoor for the expansion of fracking in Europe and the US, reveals a new report released today (Thursday, March 6) [1].