• 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.
  • 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.
  • 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. 
  • 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

Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia

A call for papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis to continue deepening and broadening our understanding of global land deals – in specific regional context, with special attention to climate change and the role of China and other middle income countries within the region.
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Mads Barbesgaard - A Report on Ocean Grabbing

Mads Barbesgaars, chairperson of Afrika Kontakt, gives a report on Ocean Grabbing and it's context within neo-liberalisim and growing inequality, to the delegates of the 6th WFFP General Assembly.

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.

Publications

The Politics of Sugarcane flexing in Brazil and beyond

Ben McKay, Sérgio Sauer, Ben Richardson and Roman Herre
Flex crops, spread over greater expanses of land, are increasingly interlinked through international exchange in food, fee 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

Gustavo de L. T. Oliveira and Mindi Schneider
The trajectories of soy developments in Brazil and China are related despite moving largely in opposite directions.

Land grabbing under the Cover of Law

Tomaso Ferrando
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.

Events

September 2014

Agro-ecology: A Solution to the Food Crisis

Small-scale farmers and fishers provide food for a large part of the world’s population in ways that sustain rural livelihoods, cultures and ecologies. 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].