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  1. Women Agricultural Workers

    • Denisse Córdova, Cornelia Helmcke, Flavio Valente, Yifang Slot-Tang
    16 September 2014
    Report

    While access to waged agricultural work can bring about benefits to women, this paper aims to shed light on the discriminatory working conditions women agricultural workers endure in industries where women have traditionally constituted a significant share of the workforce.

  2. Reclaiming Free Prior and Informed Consent

    • Jennifer Franco
    15 July 2014
    Policy briefing

    The jury is still out on Free Pior and Informed Consent (FPIC). Will it ‘help’ or ‘hurt’ the cause of agrarian justice? The dilemmas and challenges of using FPIC are already surfacing and warrant closer attention – precisely because of what is at stake: what development, for whom and what purposes, how and where, and with what implications?

  3. Fast track agribusiness expansion in Zambia

    • Roman Herre
    12 May 2014
    Report

    What are the effects of the climate crisis, the food price crisis, the energy (or fuel) crisis and the financial crisis  on land and the food system in Zambia?

  4. Policy Shift

    • Sylvia Kay
    14 April 2014
    Report

    '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.

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    The Victims and Land Restitution Law in Colombia in context

    • Paula Martínez Cortés
    13 January 2014
    Report

    Law 1448 has been promoted as a demonstration of ‘good will’ by Santos' government in Colombia. The law’s main objective is to provide recognition to the victims of the Colombian armed conflict. This stands in contrast to the policy of denial enacted by the previous government.

  6. The Netherlands and the Global Land and Water Grab

    23 October 2013
    Report

    Dutch pension funds, banks and corporations - and even the government - are implicated in the new wave of land and water grabbing worldwide. This briefing exposes the key players and makes recommendations to prevent further abuses.

     
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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.

     
  8. 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.

  9. 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. 

  10. Land challenges in Europe: from landgrabbing to land reform

    25 June 2013
    Article

    At the heart of the growing inequalities in Europe are the issues of land concentration and land grabbing. It is a critical subject and is having severe impacts on the prospects and viability of our communities.

  11. Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

    • European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
    24 June 2013
    Report

    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.

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    Fracking will lead to health, environmental damage

    24 April 2013
    In the media

    Despite arguments to the contrary, it seems as if fracking in the Karoo will cause large-scale damage to the environment, the health of people living there and the economy of the area.

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    Via Campesina dénonce l'accaparement et la concentration des terres en Europe (rapport)

    22 April 2013
    In the media

    La Coordination Européenne Via Campesina (ECVC) dénonce à nouveau la concentration et l'accaparement des terres agricoles, dans un rapport paru le 17 avril. Mais cette fois-ci leur intervention cible l'Europe.

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    From local to global: prioritizing food security

    18 April 2013
    In the media

    Stakeholders involved in PPPs should be more aware of the local livelihoods, cultural and environmental circumstances, in which small-scale farmers produce food (e.g. read the articles of Sylvia Kay (Transnational Institute) [...].

  15. Land concentration, land grabbing and people’s struggles in Europe

    • European Coordination Via Campesina (ECVC), Hands-Off The Land (HOTL) Alliance
    17 April 2013
    Report

    Land grabbing is widely assumed to be happening only in the global South, but an in-depth analysis by a team of researchers shows that land grabbing is also expanding into Europe.

  16. Networking against Fracking

    Satoko Kishimoto
    05 April 2013
    Article

    Global networking is key to winning battle against fracking, say activists at WSF.

  17. No hierarchy, equal access

    Sylvia Kay
    20 March 2013
    Article

    Horizontally structured initiatives, like farmer to farmer partnerships, are more equal forms of rural development than traditional public private partnerships (PPP). They provide equal access to technology and knowledge production, to land and markets.

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    Chiquita’s illegale activiteiten gaan door via Banacol

    Anna Ensing
    19 December 2012
    In the media

    Banacol maakt zich schuldig aan illegale landinvasies en ondersteuning van paramilitaire groepen in Colombia. Via een constructie verkoopt het aan Chiquita Brands, die op zo handel in Colombiaans fruit voortzet ondanks opgelegde sancties vanwege steun aan paramilitairen.

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