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  1. Food Sovereignty Colloquium

    24 January 2014 - Event
  2. Governing Global Land Deals

    18 October 2013
    Book

    New land acquisitions or ‘global land grab'  are drawing upon, restructuring and challenging the nature of both governance and government. While ‘the state’ is often invoked as a key player in contemporary land deals, states do not necessarily operate coherently or with one voice.

  3. Land Grabbing and Global Governance

    18 October 2013
    Book

    Land grabbing per se is not a new phenomenon, given its historical precedents in the eras of imperialism. However, the character, scale, pace, orientation and key drivers of the recent wave of land grabs is a distinct historical event closely tied to the changing dynamics of the global agri-food, feed and fuel complex.

  4. Fracking and the global land grab

    • Jennifer Franco, Timothé Feodoroff, Ana Maria Rey Martinez
    18 October 2013
    Primer

    Linking the current boom of unconventional gas extraction within the broader pattern of land and water grabbing, this report explores where fracking is happening today, who is promoting it, how, and the state of resistance.

  5. Cashing in on catastrophe: how to stop the climate crisis profiteers

    Nick Buxton
    15 October 2013
    Article

    Could it be that rather than burying their heads in the sands, some of our leaders are maintaining the pretence to tackle climate change while actually focused instead on how to manage its impact in their own interests?

  6. Food Sovereignty: A Critical Dialogue

    14 October 2013
    Article

    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.

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    “Landgrabbing” in Europa

    05 October 2013
    In the media

    Europas Jugend wehrt sich gegen die oft fragwürdige Aneignung von Land durch Großkonzerne. Nicht nur in Lateinamerika, Asien oder Afrika kontrollieren Großinvestoren immer mehr Land: Laut einer Studie des Amsterdamer “Transnational Institute” ist Landgrabbing heute auch ein europäisches Problem.

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    Seeds of discontent

    02 October 2013
    Multi-media

    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.

     
  9. Seeds of discontent documentary unveils how foreign investors fuel land grabs

    01 October 2013
    Press release

    A powerful new documentary film “Seeds of discontent” was launched today that draws attention to the role of a Swedish investment firm, Dutch pension fund and Norwegian church endowment firm in land grabbing in Mozambique.

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    China ‘land grab’ sees it given control of 5% of Ukraine, accused of ‘neo-colonialism’

    Alex Spillius
    25 September 2013
    In the media

    Ukraine has agreed a deal with a Chinese company to lease 5% of its land to feed China’s burgeoning population, it was reported on Tuesday.

  11. Bittersweet Harvest

    • Equitable Cambodia, Inclusive Development International
    18 September 2013
    Paper

    A European Union (EU) trade initiative intended to reduce poverty in the world’s poorest countries has driven thousands of Cambodian farming families into destitution and led to serious human rights violations. This report assesses the human rights impacts of the EU’s ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) trade scheme in Cambodia. 

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    Les luttes après le tsunami et la nouvelle génération militante

    15 September 2013
    In the media

    La catastrophe suscite des mouvements de protestation atteignant un niveau que le Japon n’a pas connu depuis des décennies. Le séisme a mis en évidence les problèmes sociaux profonds, tels que les insuffisances de la sécurité sociale et du droit au logement. Cette lutte bénéficie de peu d’intérêt médiatique et mérite d’être mieux connue.

  13. Cashing in on Catastrophe book meets fundraising goal

    10 September 2013
    Article

    Thanks to your support, we met our target and raised 10,000 euros for this crucial book that tells the hidden story of the corporations and military seeking to cash in on climate chaos, and puts forward peoples' alternatives for a liveable future.

  14. The Great Soy Expansion

    • Miguel Urioste F. de C.
    01 September 2013
    Report

    In the last two decades, the best agricultural lands in Bolivia have been put into commercial production by large-scale producers closely linked to foreign investors, particularly Brazilians.

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    Activities 2012 Agrarian Justice

    31 August 2013
    Article
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    L'agriculture biologique : peut-elle nourrir le monde ?

    23 August 2013
    In the media

    L'écologiste, dans son numéro estival, propose un dossier sur l'agriculture biologique et montre qu'il est possible de manger bio, avec une agriculture qui fasse vivre les paysans.

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    Opponents of Fracking Seek to Thwart Shale Gas Finance

    Emilio Godoy*
    18 August 2013
    In the media

    Non-governmental organisations are putting pressure on multilateral financial institutions not to finance production of shale gas by hydraulic fracturing or fracking because of the high environmental costs they say are associated with this method.

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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Bob St. Peter, Maine

    06 August 2013
    Multi-media

    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.

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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Sergio Sauer, Brazil

    06 August 2013
    Multi-media

    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.

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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Alberto Alonso-Fredejas, Guatemala

    05 August 2013
    Multi-media

    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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