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  1. Protecting Injustice

    • Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
    16 Octubre 2020
    Report

    The way that ownership and control of land and resources is managed and understood is changing globally, even as changes in financial markets and the climate catastrophe are putting increasing pressure on land and land-based resources. The changes taking place can appear progressive and positive - for example, more and more governments and other actors now recognize collective ownership of land. But the way change is taking place is less transformative than it looks and is in fact creating new opportunities for corporations to profit from land and natural resources, to the detriment of local communities. Our latest report explores how and why this change is taking place, what actors are helping to shape our understanding and management of land and natural resources, and who stands to benefit and to lose from these changes.

  2. ‘Junk Agroecology’

    13 Octubre 2020
    Paper

    Agroecology has gained ground in recent years as the need to transform our agrifood system becomes increasingly clear. The food and financial crises of 2008, and the deepening climate and environmental crises, have revealed deep challenges for the way we produce and consume food. Global agrarian justice and food sovereignty movements, organised in global convergences like the Nyéléni Forum, have emphasised the importance of agroecology in this transformation. They highlight the political nature of agroecology: ‘it requires us to challenge and transform structures of power in society'.

  3. Rogue Capitalism and the financialization of territories and nature

    28 Septiembre 2020
    Paper

    This discussion paper explores the process known as “financialization”. It intends to provide a basis for people’s movements, grassroots activists and other civil society organizations (CSOs) to build or strengthen their knowledge and to develop strategies to resist, reverse and prevent financialization.

  4. A recipe for disaster: Food systems, inequality and COVID-19

    Kirstie Crail
    30 Julio 2020
    Article

    How can we begin to understand the complex relationship between the COVID-19 pandemic and our food systems? How is this crisis impacting communities and transformative strategies for a future founded on international solidarity, agroecology and food sovereignty? Our recent webinar A Recipe for Disaster: Food systems, inequality and COVID-19 addressed these questions and more.

  5. Migration and fisheries

    Zoe Brent, Thibault Josse
    03 Julio 2020
    Article

    How do we make sense of the diverse realities that exist at the intersection of migration and fisheries in Europe? This brief article is an initial attempt to understand the different ways that people who migrate interact with the European fisheries sector, and to contextualise this question by providing some background about the structural changes in the European fisheries sector which may shape who migrates, who fishes and under what conditions.

  6. Growing back stronger

    • Jan Douwe van der Ploeg
    02 Julio 2020
    Policy briefing

    The current economic crisis is merely triggered by COVID-19, argues Jan Douwe van der Ploeg. The real causes reside in the specificity of today’s global economic structure and especially in three key features that lie at its core. In this policy brief he discusses these key features with reference to farming and food and presents building blocks for the construction of resilient alternatives to the current crisis.

  7. Agroecology and food sovereignty

    Irmak Ertör
    24 Junio 2020
    Article

    How Turkish fishers came to play a central role in giving agroecology and food sovereignty meaning in the context of fisheries.

  8. Gender and fisheries in Indonesia

    18 Junio 2020
    Article

    This article examines processes through a feminist lens in order to understand the threats and opportunities for food sovereignty in fishing communities. Based on action research in these affected fishing communities, and in light of ongoing mobilizations against this kind of large-scale development logic and projects, we argue that women are key protagonists in the struggle for food sovereignty in fisher communities.

  9. Your Land, My Land, Our Land

    • Nyeleni Europe and Central Asia, Transnational Institute (TNI)
    28 Mayo 2020
    Report

    The handbook is published by the Nyéléni Europe and Central Asia platform for Food Sovereignty to help nourish the food sovereignty movement with ideas that support local struggles for land. It also tries to connect different experiences and is an invitation to build collective intra-European support mechanisms for land struggles.

  10. Webinar: COVID19 and small fisher-folk of North Africa and Palestine

    30 Mayo 2020 - Evento

    The North African Food Sovereignty Network (NAFSN) and the Transnational Institute (TNI) will organize a webinar on Saturday 30 May 2020 at 14:00 Tunis time (15:00 Amsterdam time and 16:00 Palestine time) to put a spot light on the situation of fishers in Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia and Palestine. This webinar will be in Arabic with live interpretation into English, French and Spanish available.

  11. The Corona pandemic and the Struggle for our Peoples’ Resources and Food Sovereignty

    Omar Aziki
    20 Mayo 2020
    Article

    This is a transcript Omar Aziki's presentation of the North African Network for Food Sovereignty and was a part of our first webinar in Arabic.

  12. The Corona pandemic and the need to fight for resources and food sovereignty


    Layla Riahi
    20 Mayo 2020
    Article

    This is a transcript of the presentation by Layla Riahi, of the Working Group for Food Sovereignty - Tunisia, which was part of our first webinar in Arabic.

  13. A Global Green New Deal - Weds 13 May 4pm CET

    A Global Green New Deal - Webinar recording

    13 Mayo 2020
    Multi-media

    Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD) and leading activists from across the globe share their perspectives on how we can build climate justice in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.

  14. A Global Green New Deal - Weds 13 May 4pm CET

    A Global Green New Deal

    13 Mayo 2020 - Evento

    Join our sixth webinar in our series focused this week on a Global Green New Deal featuring Richard Kozul-Wright (UNCTAD), and leading activists from across the globe leading the struggle for a just transition in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic. (Live interpretation into French and Spanish available)

  15. ‘Never Let a Good Crisis Go to Waste’

    • Walden Bello
    29 Abril 2020
    Paper

    The Covid-19 pandemic has provoked widespread discussion of what kind of future the world should look forward to after the crisis. One of the areas of economic life around which there is spirited debate is the global food system. This paper focuses on how the pandemic has exposed the fragility of the corporate-dominated global food supply system and shown that it is not, as the Food and Agriculture Organization and its allied agencies see it, part of the solution.

  16. COVID-19 measures must ensure Human Rights and build the resilient, sustainable food system we desperately need

    21 Abril 2020
    Declaration

    Statement to the Extraordinary Meeting of G20 Agriculture Ministers, 21 April 2020:

    As the COVID-19 health emergency unleashes a wider social and economic crisis, we believe that urgent action is indeed needed to safeguard global food security and nutrition. Action, however, cannot be limited to ensuring the flow of food supplies. A broader range of measures are necessary to ensure food security, in the COVID-19 crisis and beyond.

  17. Understanding, resisting and building alternatives to right-wing politics in the countryside

    Natalia Mamonova
    03 Marzo 2020
    Article
    Right-wing populists have been gaining support throughout Europe. Their nationalist and xenophobic outlook that seeks to reassert national glories has found a great support among rural communities in many countries. Although, right-wing populism is not an exclusively rural phenomenon, its popularity among European countrymen is alarming.
  18. Just Transition

    11 Febrero 2020
    Report

    This workshop report shares key outcomes and insights from a workshop which took place in Amsterdam in October 2019, where participants from a range of organisations met to discuss the history of their collaborations around Just Transition and the lessons learned so far.

  19. Fighting Vale and corporate capture in Brazil

    04 Febrero 2020
    Article

    Brazilian community lawyer Tchenna Maso talks about the challenges in taking on multinational corporations — and some of the victories along the way.

  20. Rural support for authoritarian populism is strong – but another way is possible

    Ian Scoones
    15 Enero 2020
    Article

    The rise of authoritarian populism continues. Now the UK has a fully signed-up version in its new right-wing government, with allies in Trump, Modi, Bolsarano, Orban and others. It is a dangerous, but perhaps inevitable, trend.

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