Food & Agriculture

Land Conflicts in Argentina

Zoe Brent
December 2013

In Argentina, the accumulation of new lands for expanding mining and large-scale agribusiness requires displacement of current occupants. However, peasant resistance is shaping to achieve far-reaching structural change.

Seeds of discontent

October 2013

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 Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
July 2013

An examination of ethanol production in Brazil, highlighting the role of financial capital, the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts on labour relations and indigenous peoples and peasant farmers.

Land challenges in Europe: from landgrabbing to land reform

June 2013

At the heart of the growing inequalities in Europe are the issues of land concentration and land grabbing. It is a critical subject and is having severe impacts on the prospects and viability of our communities.

Land Issues in Europe - from Land Grabbing to Land Reform

June 2013

Organized by GUE/NGL in cooperation with European Coordination Via Campesina.

Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC) & Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
June 2013

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.

Governing the Global Land Grab

Chunyu Wang
June 2013

The rise of flex crops—crops with multiple uses across food, feed, fuel and industrial complexes—has far-reaching implications for global land governance.

A Landmark Victory for Justice: Biowatch’s Battle with the South African State and Monsanto

Rachel Wynberg
May 2013

Published by  Biowatch South Africa, this is a book about access to information, the right to know, and action in the public’s interest – a must-read for anyone campaigning for environmental or social justice.

Land grabbing through a food security lens

April 2013

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.

Land rush in Europe comparable with Africa, Asia and Latin America, argues new report

April 2013

New report, involving 25 authors from 11 countries, reveals the hidden scandal of how just three per cent of landowners have come to control half of all farmed land in Europe. This massive concentration of land ownership and wealth is on a par with Brazil, Colombia and Philippines.