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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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. 

  8. People’s Forum on BRICS

    The rise of Chinese TNCs, BRICS, and current global challenges

    Dorothy Grace Guerrero
    21 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2016
    Article

    China now hosts the second largest number of major TNCs after the US. How will they fare in a stagnant global economy?

  9. The Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure at a Crossroads

    10 ဒီဇင်ဘာလ အသုံးပြု စကားစု - လအမည် အပြည့်အစုံ 2015
    Declaration

    More than three years after the adoption of the Tenure Guidelines land and natural resource grabs in all forms continue unabated around the world, visiting their devastating impacts on local communities, environments with related human rights violations. The implementation and application of the Tenure Guidelines, therefore, remains a matter of extreme urgency.

  10. ‘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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. No Compromise on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples to FPIC in the CFS!

    13 အောက်တိုဘာလ 2014
    Declaration

    Ensuring that investment in agriculture is done responsibly is vital for indigenous peoples, whose identities and cultural survival are inextricably linked to their lands and natural resources. Respecting this link is a fundamental principle in international law and jurisprudence, the recognition of which indigenous peoples have fought for and won and which reaffirms their right to determine the outcome of decision-making that affects them, rather than merely being involved in the process.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. European and Asian leaders' summit displaces farming community

    Pietje Vervest, Sylvia Kay
    06 နိုဝင်ဘာလ 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.

     
  18. 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.

  19. 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. 

  20. 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.

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