Publications

Pro-Business or Pro-Poor?

Paper
TNI Myanmar Programme & TNI Agrarian Justice Programme
October 2014

What are the potential implications for Myanmars majority rural working poor now after the unveiling of the much-awaited draft national land use policy?

Five sites of struggle and potential transformation

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Report
Zoe Brent & Tanya Kerssen
October 2014

Corporate control of the food system in the US continues to undermine the livelihoods of farmers, farmworkers, fisherpeople, communities of color, and indigenous peoples in the US, but there are also increasing examples of community-based resistance, grassroots solidarity, and broad-based alliances that are resisting the corporate takeover.

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

Primer
Gloria Pracucci
October 2014

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.

Venezuela: terminal crisis of the rentier petro-state?

Paper
Translator; Sara Shields
October 2014

Venezuela's failure to develop an effective strategy to reduce its economy's dependence on gas and oil threatens the social successes and future viability of the Bolivarian project.

Women Agricultural Workers

Report
Denisse Córdova & Cornelia Helmcke. Contributions from Philip Seufert, Flavio Valente and Yifang Slot-Tang.
September 2014

While access to waged agricultural work can bring about benefits to women, this paper aims to shed light on the discriminatory working conditions women agricultural workers endure in industries where women have traditionally constituted a significant share of the workforce.

The Politics of Sugarcane flexing in Brazil and beyond

Report
Ben McKay, Sérgio Sauer, Ben Richardson and Roman Herre
September 2014

Flex crops, spread over greater expanses of land, are increasingly interlinked through international exchange in food, feed and fuel. Brazilian exports of sugarcane ethanol to the US are in part influenced by the domestic US production of maize ethanol, which in turn is shaped by the price of feed and the soybean supply.

The Politics of Flexing Soybeans in China and Brazil

Report
Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira and Mindi Schneider
September 2014

The trajectories of soy developments in Brazil and China are related despite moving largely in opposite directions.

Shifting Power Reader

Paper
September 2014

The economic rise of China, India, Brazil and others has prompted plenty of speculation about its implications for US power and global governance. But what does the rise of these nations mean for social movements committed to economic, social and environmental justice? This Reader pulls together a series of working papers.

The Emerging Economies and Climate Change

Paper
September 2014

The BASIC bloc of countries in UN negotiations have too often ended up collaborating and colluding with the inaction of industrialised countries, undermining the future of the poor in their own countries and throughout the South.

Land grabbing under the Cover of Law

Paper
Tomaso Ferrando
September 2014

The BRICS are following the pattern traditionally adopted by Northern countries of enclosing and exploiting land, both nationally and abroad, to benefit capital and global agro-industrialisation. They are also using law and diplomacy, notably Bilateral Investment Agreements, in order to facilitate access to foreign land, and foster their own economic interests.

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