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  1. The Land Question

    Mykhailo Amosov
    31 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2019
    Article

    For nearly thirty years, the question of land reform has occupied Ukrainians. The current stalemate on land policy seems unbreakable. This article considers how the ‘land question’ has developed over the past three decades, where we stand today, and what we can expect in the future.

  2. Authoritarian elitism and popular movements in Brazil

    Wendy Wolford, Sérgio Sauer
    07 မတ်လ 2018
    Article

    Can a president institute radical popular change alongside structural inequality and a militarized elite? The Brazilian case suggests that a progressive political party requires more social movement mobilization, not less.

  3. Sacrifice zones in rural and non-metro USA: fertile soil for authoritarian populism

    Marc Edelman
    21 ဖေဖေါ်ဝါရီလ 2018
    Article

    Sacrifice zones – abandoned, economically shattered places – are spreading in historically white rural areas and small towns across the United States. Rural decline fosters regressive authoritarian politics.

  4. Confronting authoritarian populism: the rural dimension

    Ian Scoones, Jun Borras, Lyda Fernanda Forero, Ruth Hall, Marc Edelman, Wendy Wolford, Benjamin White
    31 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018
    Article

    Religion, gender dynamics, place and cultural identity – all inform rising authoritarian populism in rural areas, alongside class interests and inequalities. Mobilising alternatives to capture by regressive political forces is not straightforward.

  5. Will 'climate smart agriculture' serve the public interest - or the drive for growing profits for private corporations?

    Zoe Brent, Jennifer Clapp, Peter Newell
    24 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2018
    Article

    'Climate smart agriculture' has become the buzz phrase at high level international policy discussions.  Will it be the latest manifestation of greenwashing of  unsustainable industrial agriculture or the basis for developing real, grassroots-led, resilient food systems?

  6. Confronting authoritarian populism: challenges for agrarian studies

    Ian Scoones
    08 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2017
    Article

    In this article, Ian Scoones discusses the implications and challenges for how we think about agrarian issues in the context of authoritarian populism.

  7. Call for proposals on insights in authoritarian populism and the rural world

    16 မေလ 2017
    Article

    ERPI is starting a Working Paper series, supported by a limited number of small grants, to allow for the writing up of original research. In parallel they are inviting short contributions in a variety of media that help to map out responses and alternatives. The Initiative will hold a major international conference, bringing this work together, with the aim of thinking together about new directions, both for academic research and practical action.

  8. Call for papers: The future of food and challenges for agriculture in the 21st century

    13 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2016
    Article

    A call for papers and proposals for workshops as part of the annual colloquium on food and agriculture to be held in 2017 April 24th / 26th in Basque Country. 

  9. ‘There is no voice of real farmers’

    Portia Larlee
    11 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2014
    Article

    The release of the draft policy, part of a process towards enacting a new National Land Law and “harmonising” existing legislation, was greeted with objections and criticism from farmers’ organisations and ethnic minority groups throughout the country.

  10. Marine Protected Areas in South Africa - ocean grabbing by another name

    Timothé Feodoroff, Mads Barbesgaard, Carsten Pedersen
    24 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 2014
    Article

    On World Fisheries Day, fisher peoples and their allies are taking to the streets and beaches to fight against ocean grabbing in all its forms - including Marine Protected Areas imposed without consultation that rob and criminalise local communities and benefit only privileged outsiders.

  11. Small Farms Can Feed the World

    Hilal Elver
    14 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2014
    Article

    Much of agricultural policy is rooted in a view that considers small farms as inefficient. Efficiency and productivity in agriculture, it is argued, can only be delivered by consolidating land, using advanced technology, investing in large-scale irrigation and massive fertilization, and encouraging monoculture in big-scale farms.

  12. UN: only small Farmers and Agroecology can feed the World

    Nafeez Ahmed
    23 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2014
    Article

    Governments must shift subsidies and research funding from agro-industrial monoculture to small farmers using 'agroecological' methods, according to Hilal Elver,  UN's Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food. Her call coincides with a new agroecology initiative within the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation.

  13. Land Grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia

    03 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2014
    Article

    A call for papers that offer rigorous and innovative analysis to continue deepening and broadening our understanding of global land deals – in specific regional context, with special attention to climate change and the role of China and other middle income countries within the region.

  14. Land Grabbing in Latin America

    16 ဇန်နဝါရီလ 2013
    Article

    A special issue of the Canadian Journal of Development Studies introducing a previously under-explored geographic region into the emerging land grab literature. Available for free till end of May.

  15. Resisting contemporary land grabs

    Jun Borras
    24 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012
    Article

    Land grabs do not always play out the way the investors and their government backers expect, and people are mobilising to resist them.

  16. Bibliography on biofuels, land rights and global land grabbing

    24 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2012
    Article

    Want to hit the ground running on the issues of biofuels, land rights in Africa and the global land grab? Here are some excellent reading suggestions. 

  17. Voluntary Guidelines on the Tenure of Land Fisheries and Forests

    19 မတ်လ 2012
    Article

    These Guidelines, when understood as rights to land, fisheries and forests, are another tool in the ongoing struggle to eradicate hunger from the world.

  18. Audio: Farmers speak out to defend land sovereignty

    Radio Mundo Real
    13 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2011
    Article

    Social movement representatives are in Rome this week for the final UN negotiations to adopt voluntary guidelines that would regulate the use and possession of land and other natural resources.

  19. Land in Zimbabwe

    Ian Scoones
    27 စက်တင်ဘာလ 2011
    Article

    Zimbabwe's political crisis staggers on, but the untold story is that the agricultural economy is recovering well. In-depth research in Masvingo province shows that despite abuses and corruption in land reform, there have also been successful results from land-redistribution.

  20. Small-scale farmers increasingly at risk from 'global land grabbing'

    Jun Borras, Ian Scoones, David Hughes
    15 ဧပြီလ 2011
    Article

    New research on the global rush for agricultural land shows that small-scale farmers will increasingly lose out to major corporations as land deals ignore local tenure rights.

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