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  1. Photo credit: Valentina Micheli - https://www.flickr.com/photos/valemic/

    Tourism and Land Grabbing in Bali

    • Ruben Rosenberg Colorni
    09 February 2018
    Report

    The island of Bali is home to a rich and unique system of agriculture, based around traditional water management systems developed over the last 1200 years. However, growing pressure from the expansion of the tourist trade as well as the effects of climate change are putting these systems at risk. Farmers are fighting to preserve their livelihoods and maintain a base for local food sovereignty in Bali, but significant changes to policy and practice are needed to protect their rights to land, water, and seed.

  2. Country Report on South Africa

    27 September 2017
    Report

    This research unpacks the experiences of a small-scale fishing community who face different struggles as a result of governance structures impinging on their fishing rights and food sovereignty.

  3. La terra per pochi: grafici

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    09 May 2017
    Infograph

    Una serie di grafici che mostrano la concentrazione massiccia delle terre in Europa. Negli ultimi dieci anni, l´UE ha perso un terzo delle sue fattorie di piccole dimensioni, il 3% delle aziende agricole controllano il 52% della terra coltivata, e la disuguaglianza terriera è diventata peggiore di quella di reddito.

  4. Viel land für Wenige

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    14 April 2017
    Infograph

     

     

  5. Aperçu de la concentration foncière en Europe

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    30 January 2017
    Infograph

    Une série d’infographies qui exposent la massive concentration foncière en Europe. Pendant la dernière décennie, l’Europe a perdu un tiers de ses petites exploitations; 3% des exploitations contrôlent 52% des surfaces agricoles; la terre est encore plus inéquitablement répartie que la richesse.

  6. Land for the few Infographics

    • Timothé Feodoroff, Sylvia Kay
    05 December 2016
    Infograph

    A series of infographics that expose the massive concentration of land in Europe. Over the last decade, the EU has lost a third of all its small farms, 3% of its farms now own 52% of farm land, and land inequality has become worse than wealth inequality.

  7. Land grabbing and land concentration in Europe

    • Sylvia Kay
    04 December 2016
    Policy briefing

    Europe’s young and aspiring farmers will face increasing barriers to entry as land is rapidly concentrated in relatively few big farms. Land is even more unevenly distributed than wealth. A steep decline in Europe’s small farms is underway with damaging consequences for food security, employment, and development.

  8. 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.

  9. The Global Water Grab: A Primer

    • Jennifer Franco, Satoko Kishimoto, Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff, Gloria Pracucci
    20 October 2014
    Primer

    Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems.

  10. Cambio de políticas

    • Sylvia Kay
    04 September 2014
    Report

    Este informe identifica diez cambios normativos clave para apoyar y promocionar inversiones agrícolas alternativas y justas. El enfoque integra los derechos humanos y se basa en ejemplos prácticos de inversiones agrícolas positivas sobre el terreno.

  11. Global Food Security needs States to Ally with Family Farmers

    Sylvia Kay
    09 July 2014
    Article

    There are an estimated 500 million smallholder farms in the developing world which provide livelihoods for 2 billion people and produce about 80% of the food consumed in Asia and sub-Saharan Africa. It is these small farmers who truly contribute to global food security.

  12. 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.

     
  13. 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.

  14. Land as a matter of human rights

    Jennifer Franco, Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff
    12 December 2013
    Article

    Land grabbing is an expression of the dominant development model based on production and consumption patterns in which financial capital reigns.

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    L’Accaparement des Terres, Planète (pas) à vendre

    • Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff
    06 November 2013
    Paper

    Ces dernières années, l’agriculture a connu un regain d’intérêt sur l’agenda international avec l’explosion récente des investissements fonciers (trans)nationaux dans des projets (agro)industriels à grande échelle. Toutefois, cette ruée sur le foncier à l’échelle mondiale, souvent présentée comme favorable au développement rural, constitue une nouvelle vague agressive « d’accaparement des terres » mettant en péril le devenir de l’agriculture paysanne.

  16. Alternativas positivas de inversion a las adquisiciones o arrendamientos de tierras a gran escala

    • Sylvia Kay
    27 March 2013
    Policy briefing

    Las tan cacareadas ‘inversiones en tierras’ entrañan acaparamientos en gran escala. ¿Qué alternativas positivas de inversión deberían apoyar las políticas públicas para fortalecer el derecho a la alimentación, revalorizar el trabajo agrícola y promover el capital ecológico?

  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.

  18. European and Asian leaders' summit displaces farming community

    Pietje Vervest, Sylvia Kay
    06 November 2012
    Article

    Delegates of the 9th Asia European Heads of Government Meeting (ASEM9) may not have known that the luxury villas, in which they met, had displaced a thriving farming community. But the story of the land grab is all too familiar one and casts doubt on the commitment of Asian and European nations to work for food security and sustainable development.

     

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