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  1. Traditional Fishers Photo by Geoff Arbourne

    Acuerdos pesqueros de la Unión Europea

    • Elyse Mills , Astrid Rinder Alexandersen, Mads Christian Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen, Zoe Brent, Timothé Feodoroff, Jennifer Franco
    09 November 2017

    Las comunidades que viven de la pesca a pequeña escala sufren por el aumento de la mundialización, la disminución de los recursos naturales, el cambio climático y la degradación medioambiental.

  2. Traditional Fishers Photo by Geoff Arbourne

    EU Fisheries Agreements

    • Elyse Mills , Astrid Rinder Alexandersen, Mads Christian Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen, Zoe Brent, Timothé Feodoroff, Jennifer Franco
    09 November 2017

    Small-scale fishing communities worldwide are suffering from the impacts of increased global trade in fish products, dwindling fish stocks, climate change, and environmental degradation.

  3. A Toolkit for Participatory Action Research

    • Ruth Hall, Zoe Brent, Jennifer Franco, Moenieba Isaacs, Tsegaye Shegro
    05 October 2017

    This Guide is drawn from experience in the action research project “Bottom-up accountability initiatives and large-scale land acquisitions in Africa”. The project aimed to bring the international soft law instrument, the Voluntary Guidelines on Responsible Governance of the Tenure of Land, Fisheries, and Forests (the Tenure Guidelines or TGs), to rural communities and, together with them, to use the Guidelines to strengthen their tenure of land, fisheries and forests.

  4. Using the CFS Tenure Guidelines in struggles for human rights and democratic control of land, fisheries and forests

    • Sofia Monsalve Suárez, Jennifer Franco
    29 September 2017

    Access to and control over land and associated natural resources have long been key determinants shaping rural lives worldwide. Relationships to land, forests, water and aquatic resources influence whether rural working people are able to build decent and dignified livelihoods, avoid or escape hunger, participate in decision-making, avoid or escape political exclusion and marginalization, and sustain collective identities and social reproduction processes.

  5. The right to land at crossroads in Myanmar

    Jennifer Franco
    05 July 2016

    What is the role of land in establishing lasting future peace in Myanmar? The country is at a crossroads, and facing rapid land polarization. However, the inauguration of a new government chosen by a landslide in historic elections offers an unprecedented opportunity to change course in a positive direction. An approach that prioritizes poor, vulnerable and marginalized groups especially ethnic nationalities, women, and youth, could lay a foundation for peace.

  6. လမ္းဆံုေရာက္ေနသည့္ ျမန္မာ့ေျမယာ အခင္းအက်င္း

    Jennifer Franco
    04 April 2016

    ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံ၏ ေရရွည္တည္တံ့ခိုင္ၿမဲသည့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးကို တည္ေဆာက္ရာ၌ ေျမ၏အခန္းက႑ မည္ မွ်အထိ အေရးပါလ်က္ရွိသနည္း။ ျမန္မာႏိုင္ငံသည္ အခ်ိဳးအေကြ႕တစ္ခု၌ ေရာက္ရွိေနၿပီး ဆန္႔က်င္ ဘက္ အစြန္းႏွစ္ဖက္သို႔ အလ်င္အျမန္ ခ်ဥ္းကပ္ေျပာင္းလဲမႈကို ရင္ဆို္င္ႀကံဳေတြ႔ရလ်က္ရွိသည္။ သို႔ရာ တြင္ သမိုင္းတြင္သည့္ ေရြးေကာက္ပြဲအတြင္း ေသာင္ၿပိဳကမ္းၿပိဳအႏိုင္ရခဲ့သည့္ အစိုးရသစ္ကို ေရြး ေကာက္တင္ေျမွာက္ႏိုင္ခဲ့ျခင္းက အျပဳသေဘာေဆာင္သည့္ ဦးတည္ခ်က္ျဖင့္ လမ္းေၾကာင္းေျပာင္း ေလွ်ာက္လမ္းႏိုင္သည့္ အခြင့္အလမ္းတစ္ရပ္ကို ေဖာ္ထုတ္ေပးအပ္ထားသည္။ ဆင္းရဲႏြမ္းပါးသူမ်ား၊ အထိခိုက္လြယ္သူမ်ားႏွင့္ အပယ္ခံလူထုလူတန္းစားမ်ား အထူးသျဖင့္ တိုင္းရင္းသားလူမ်ိဳးမ်ား၊ အမ်ိဳး သမီးမ်ားႏွင့္ လူငယ္မ်ားကို ဦးစားေပးသည့္ ခ်ဥ္းကပ္လုပ္ေဆာင္မႈအားျဖင့္ ၿငိမ္းခ်မ္းေရးအတြက္ အေျခခံအုတ္ျမစ္တစ္ခုကို ေဖာ္ထုတ္ႏိုင္ပါသည္။

  7. The Meaning of Land in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Hannah Twomey, Khu Khu Ju, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer
    28 January 2016

    “Land is like our vein; it is vital for our living. After our land was confiscated, we don’t know what to do for our livelihood,” says a farmer from Kachin State in Myanmar. Today many inhabitants of rural communities in Myanmar live under threat of losing their lands in a battle for resources spurred by ethnic conflict, exploitative land laws, and powerful economic actors. The existence of a legal right to the land does not translate into that right being respected in practice, and people across the country are now working to protect their right to the land.

  8. Democratic land control and human rights

    Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Sofia Monsalve
    02 November 2015

    Democratic land control is inseparable from human rights. Demands for democratic land control need to be understood in the context of broadly distinct political conditions that in turn each require distinct political intervention, namely, respect/protect, promote, and/or restore democratic land control.

  9. Cover Flex Crops Briefing in Spanish

    Aproximación a la dinámica política de los cultivos y las materias primas flexibles

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Pietje Vervest, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
    21 August 2015

    Este documento de debate presenta un análisis preliminar del concepto y fenómeno de los “cultivos y las materias primas flexibles”, fundamentado en un análisis anterior e inicial y una idea resumida presentada por algunos de los autores y autoras de este trabajo.

  10. The Challenge of Democratic and Inclusive Land Policymaking in Myanmar

    • Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Tom Kramer, Alberto Alonso-Fradejas, Hannah Twomey
    16 February 2015

    Myanmar's National Land Use Policy promises to make profound changes to the current economic, social, and political-institutional landscape. This is an important and bold step, but its impact will depend on how it addresses the often “messy” details of actual land based social relations.

  11. The draft land use policy: putting big business first

    Jennifer Franco
    11 December 2014

    There are some big problems with the current draft of the policy and they stem mainly from its failure to recognise that land has more than an economic function.

  12. The Global Water Grab: A Primer

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

    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.

  13. El acaparamiento mundial de océanos: guía básica

    • Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Timothé Feodoroff, Carsten Pedersen, Ricarda Reuter, Mads Christian Barbesgaard
    05 September 2014

    En esta guía se abordan los temas más importantes sobre los mecanismos y las repercusiones del acaparamiento de océanos.

  14. The Global Ocean Grab: A Primer

    • Jennifer Franco, Pietje Vervest, Timothé Feodoroff, Carsten Pedersen, Ricarda Reuter, Mads Christian Barbesgaard
    02 September 2014

    This primer unveils a new wave of ocean grabbing, answering the most important questions about the mechanisms that facilitate it and the impacts on people and the environment.

  15. 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?

  16. The Politics of Flex crops and Commodities

    • Jennifer Franco, Jun Borras, Pietje Vervest, S. Ryan Isakson, Les Levidow
    20 June 2014

    Flex crops are crops that can be used for food, feed, fuel or industrial material. Their emergence as critical global commodities is integral to understanding today's agroindustrial economy. 

  17. World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)

    Las aguas turbulentas de la gobernanza de los océanos bajo escrutinio

    Jennifer Franco, Timothé Feodoroff
    07 May 2014

    El equipo de Justicia Agraria del TNI reitera las graves consecuencias de los actuales marcos de gobernanza de los océanos, planteadas en repetidas ocasiones por movimientos sociales que representan a pueblos pescadores en la Cumbre Mundial de los Océanos.

  18. World Forum of Fisher Peoples (WFFP)

    Troubled waters of ocean governance under scrutiny

    Jennifer Franco, Timothé Feodoroff
    14 April 2014

    TNI's Agrarian Justice team reiterates the hazardous consequences of current ocean governance and policy frameworks, which have been repeatedly raised by social movements representing fisher people at the Global Oceans Action Summit.

  19. Land as a matter of human rights

    Jennifer Franco, Sylvia Kay, Timothé Feodoroff
    12 December 2013

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

  20. Fracking and the global land grab

    • Jennifer Franco, Timothé Feodoroff, Ana Maria Rey Martinez
    18 October 2013

    Linking the current boom of unconventional gas extraction within the broader pattern of land and water grabbing, this report explores where fracking is happening today, who is promoting it, how, and the state of resistance.