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  1. EU Land Policy and the Right to Food

    • Pascal Bergeret
    23 December 2008

    In 2004 the EU Commission published EU Land Policy Guide-lines: Guidelines for Support to Land Policy Design and Land Policy Reform Process in Developing Countries. It proposes that steps be taken to allow the legal recognition of customary rights and to strengthen the institutional capacities of customary structures that enforce them.

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    Rural social movements and their historical contribution for building democracy in Brazil

    Sérgio Sauer
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Brazil has not experienced any sort of major agrarian reform since then, but dozens of rural movements have been organised and hundreds of thousands of landless peasants have acquired the right of access to land (especially through settlement projects) as a result of these social movements’ struggles. After so many years of fighting and popular mobilisation, what are these movements’ contributions to building rural democracy? This study seeks to understand this process by evaluating social movements’ alliances (both rural and urban alliances) and evaluating their relationships with political parties, especially with the Workers Party (Partido dos Trabalhadores – PT) and with the Brazilian Federal Government.

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    Rural democratisation in Mexico’s deep south

    Jonathan Fox, Carlos García Jiménez, Libby Haight
    01 December 2008
    Article

    Has political regime change led to changes in state-society relations? This study begins to address this question by analysing rural movement efforts to exercise newly-won citizen rights. The specific focus is on rural civil society initiatives to use the “right to know” as a tool to bolster long-standing campaigns to build self-managed, community-based economic development institutions, to bolster peasant influence over the policy process, to defend human rights, and to respect indigenous rights.

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    Local politics and the sustainability of rural life

    UNAC Rural Democratisation Research Team
    01 December 2008
    Article

    To be a strong peasant movement in a place like Chokwe, Mozambique requires going beyond ambiguous compromises to develop collective political thinking and to develop the capacity to use political power in ways that ensure that governmental and non-governmental organisations that help the peasantry act in line with what peasants wish and need.

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    World Bank should not be solving food crisis

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 October 2008
    Article
    The World Bank should not be in charge of solving the global food crisis. Its record should disqualify it from playing a leading role.
  6. The FAO and its work on land policy and agrarian reform

    • Sofia Monsalve Suárez
    02 September 2008
    Book

    The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has a long history of work in the field of land policy and agrarian reform, playing a lead role in international co-operation from its founding up until the 1970s. From the 1990s on, the initiative in the design and development of land policies and agrarian reform has been taken up by the World Bank, with the FAO generally following its policies.

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    The rise of food fascism

    Roger Burbach
    30 June 2008
    Article
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    Competing views and strategies on agrarian reform

    • Jun Borras
    25 June 2008
    Book
    A detailed examination of the Philippine agrarian reform experience drawing lessons that are relevant to theory-building and to policy discourse and political actions in situations elsewhere.
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    Now is the Time for Food Sovereignty

    Forum Terra Preta
    04 June 2008
    Article
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    How to manufacture a global food crisis: lessons from the World Bank, IMF, and WTO

    Walden Bello
    16 May 2008
    Article
    The global rise in food prices is not only a consequence of using food crops to produce biofuels, but of the "free trade" policies promoted by international financial institutions. Now peasant organisations are leading the opposition to a capitalist industrial agriculture.
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    Transnational Agrarian Movements:

    Jun Borras, Marc Edelman, Cristobal Kay
    15 May 2008
    Article
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    La Vía Campesina and its Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform

    Jun Borras
    15 May 2008
    Article
    Vía Campesina’s ‘Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform’ has made a significant impact (inter)nationally in reshaping the terms of the land reform debates, but its impact on other land policy dynamics has been marginal.
     
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    Anti-poverty or Anti-poor?

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Danilo Carranza
    08 November 2007
    Article
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    Market-led agrarian reform

    Edward Lahiff, Jun Borras, Cristobal Kay
    08 November 2007
    Article
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    Mexico's right-to-know reforms

    05 November 2007
    Article
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    Corporate murder in Brazil

    Roger Burbach, Isabella Kenfield
    30 October 2007
    Article
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    Landless Rural Workers Confront Brazil’s Lula

    Isabella Kenfield
    18 June 2007
    Article
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    Stemming the tide

    Dale Jiajun Wen
    01 March 2007
    Article
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    Dominant tendencies of our days. Is our time running out?

    Edgardo Lander
    01 January 2007
    Article

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