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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.

  2. From rural livelihoods to agricultural growth

    • Lies Craeynest
    10 February 2009

    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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    The Transnational Institute at Voedsel Anders

    24 March 2014
    Report

    TNI was there, when Wageningen University witnessed the dynamism of the modern food movement, at a two day conference that shared views on farming, research, advocacy and activism, and a commitment to transforming our food and agriculture systems

  4. Reclaiming Agricultural Investment

    • Sylvia Kay
    19 May 2014
    Report

    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.

     
  5. The New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition

    • Nora McKeon
    27 May 2014
    Report

    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.

  6. Political brief on the Principles on Responsible Investment in Agriculture and Foodsystems

    • Sylvia Kay
    11 March 2015
    Policy briefing

    The RAI principles do not move further in navigating the slippery terrain of defining ‘responsible’ versus ‘irresponsible’ investment - possibly resulting in them doing more harm than good. It is essential to push back against a regressive use of the principles and monitor what other actors are doing in the name of the principles.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

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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.

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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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    Closing speech 'Food Sovereignty' 2013

    20 January 2014
    Multi-media

    Eric Holt-Giménez, Food First Director, gives the closing speech at Yale's Conference 'Food Sovereignty' a critical dialogue, September 2013.

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    Right to food is the path to a democratic life- 'Food Sovereignty' 2013

    20 January 2014
    Multi-media

    James Scott, co-director of Yale Agrarian Studies Program, talks of how the secure access to food is a pre-condition to all other human rights. Without secure access to food people will allow encroachment of their rights by the people who do control food.

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    Community empowerment at the heart of food sovereignty in Detroit

    20 January 2014
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    Malik Yakini of Detroit Black Community Food Security Network talks of the challenges the population of Detroit faces.

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    Agroecology as the answer to many global problems

    20 January 2014
    Multi-media

    While attending 'Food Sovereignty' 2013, Paul Nicholson of Vía Campesina talks how, for future developments, agroecology is the best answer to the big global challenges the world faces.

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    Food sovereignty as guideline in West Africa

    20 January 2014
    Multi-media

    Mamadou Goita of Roppa, West Africa Farmers' Alliance discusses how food sovereignty as guideline for governments will help face the realities and challenges of farmers today and tomorrow.

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    A sceptical voice of food sovereignty

    20 January 2014
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    Henry Bernstein explains why he finds the big concept of food sovereignty lesser then the sum of its parts and how it does not constitute a coherent view of al the nuances and strength that one can find in the field.

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    The global peasants voice

    20 January 2014
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    Farmer Bob Saint Peter, Food for Maine's Future, states how the origins of food sovereignty are very old and has resonated for a long time and now brought together a global peasants voice.

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    Local actors and ecological systems will provide food sovereignty

    22 January 2014
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    Jan van der Ploeg explains why peasant-agriculture, with it's unique combination of the social and the natural, has the potential to feed the world population.

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    Growing food is nothing new - let's learn from the South

    24 January 2014
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    Meleiza Figueroa says affluent middle-class communities can learn a lot from the Global South about sustainable food systems.

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    Jack Kloppenburg: Food sovereignty A critical dialogue

    21 February 2014
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    Jack Kloppenburg, Professor of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin Madison introduces the concept of Seed Sovereignty and the Open Source Seed Initiative, and highlights the role of participatory plant breeding in utilizing the creativity of farmers.

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