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  1. From rural livelihoods to agricultural growth

    • Lies Craeynest
    10 February 2009
    Paper

    This paper examines the policies and practices on land of the Department for International Development (DFID) of the United Kingdom. After a market-led approach to land distribution in the 1980s, DFID made some changes towards a rights-based land policy, but this has since regressed.

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    Land grabbing anche in Europa, colossi frenano l'agricoltura

    18 April 2013
    In the media

    Il 50% delle terre Ue in mano a solo il 3% delle grandi aziende

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    Landless Rural Workers Confront Brazil’s Lula

    Isabella Kenfield
    18 June 2007
    Article
  4. Five sites of struggle and potential transformation

    • Zoe Brent, Tanya Kerssen
    21 October 2014
    Report

    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.

  5. 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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    Land & Sovereignty in the Americas: Monica White, Detroit, MI

    23 July 2013
    Multi-media

    Monica White on the complex relationships and demographic changes in urban gardening and farming movement across Detroit.

  7. Food shouldn't be a pokerchip

    Sarah Anderson
    15 November 2010
    Article

    Excessive speculating makes for yo-yoing corn prices, pushing millions of people into hunger, while big-time gamblers exit in a stampede as soon as the price bubble threatens to pop.

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    US/India WTO Agreement: How Corporate Greed Trumps Needs of World's Poor and Hungry

    Andrea Germanos
    14 November 2014
    In the media

    A fact sheet from the U.S. Trade Representative explains that there are two parts to the deal that broke what had been an impasse over agreements from Ministerial meeting last year in Bali.

  9. Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia

    03 September 2014
    Article

    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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    PPPs: listen to the farmers

    18 April 2013
    In the media

    Assuming a joint approach would unleash agricultural potential and strengthen the market, Public Private Partnerships (PPPs) have dominated global food security strategies.

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    Making Land Rights Accessible:

    Jennifer Franco
    01 April 2006
    Article
  12. Leveraging urban policy for food sovereignty and human rights

    • Paula Fernandez-Wulff, Christopher Yap
    08 May 2018
    Paper

    What do booming cities and urban processes mean for the future of food systems?

  13. Turning Points: Is a Different Future Possible?

    John Cavanagh, Robin Broad
    14 April 2011
    Article

    With the citizen-backed blockage of a proposed aluminum smelter, is Trinidad and Tobago changing course toward a rooted future?

  14. Building social muscle to transform food systems

    • Zoe Brent
    12 April 2018
    Paper

    Using local public policy to create social change: what does history tell us?

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    Land, Rural Social Movements and Democratisation in Indonesia

    Dianto Bachriadi
    30 June 2009
    Article

    Although support from urban-based students and activists was important, the rural protest in Indonesia during President Suharto's regime was built on continued protest and organisation around land issues.

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    Confrontation in Bolivia over Agrarian Reform

    Roger Burbach
    05 December 2006
    Article
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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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    Mexico's right-to-know reforms

    05 November 2007
    Article
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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.

  20. UN: only small Farmers and Agroecology can feed the World

    Nafeez Ahmed
    23 September 2014
    Article

    Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to Hilal Elver,  UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Her call coincides with a new agroecology initiative within the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

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