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25 October 2014

Reclaiming Governance from the Market

The governance of land, forests, water bodies and associated “natural resources” has always been a deeply contested terrain, and one that has frequently resulted in conflicts among different actors who claim authority, legitimacy and/or expertise in making governance decisions. While local communities demand...

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30 July 2012

Soybean Production in the Southern Cone of the Americas

This report aims to contribute to a better understanding of the implications of soybean production. To that end, it compiles and analyzes specific data on land and pesticide use in the main soybean producing countries of the Southern Cone of South America: Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay, and Uruguay. This...

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5 January 2012

Defending the Commons, Territories and the Right to Food and Water

On World Food Day, it is estimated that almost a billion people around the world are now suffering from hunger and malnutrition - a dramatic rise in number since the soaring food prices over the last three years. Of these, about half are estimated to live in smallholder farming households, while roughly...

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22 November 2011

Farmers mobilise to find solutions against land grabbing

Sélingué, Mali, 17 November 2011 – Today, more than 250 participants, mainly representatives of farmers’ organisations, from thirty different countries gathered in Nyéléni Village, a centre for agro-ecology training built in a rural area near Sélingué, in Mali, to participate into the first International farmers’...

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18 April 2011

Biofuels, Mass Evictions and Violence

26 October 2010

Defending the Commons, Territories and the Right to Food and Water

On World Food Day, 16th October 2010, it is estimated that almost a billion people around the world are now suffering from hunger and malnutrition - a dramatic rise in number since the soaring food prices over the last three years. Of these, about half are estimated to live in smallholder farming households,...

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23 October 2007

Land Struggles

Edited by Rebeca Leonard, Shalmali Guttal, and Peter Rosset Copy edit Mary Ann Manahan Lay-out Gaynor Tanyang Cover Design Omna Cadavida-Jalmaani Photos João Ripper, Jimmy Domingo, and MST Publication Support Evangelischer Entwicklungsdienst (EED) To request for copies, please contact: Focus on the...

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