Time to change Europe’s land policy

Time to change Europe’s land policy

The path to fairer land governance in Europe reached a milestone this week, as the European Parliament approved an own initiative report that recognizes the urgent problems of land concentration, …

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Global peasant struggle rallies popular support

Global peasant struggle rallies popular support

On the occasion of the International Day of Peasant’s Struggle, this 17th of April, a large coalition for peasants’ rights appeals for people’s support as negotiations for the …

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“Need for a UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants more urgent than ever”

“Need for a UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants more urgent than ever”

Peasants and other people working in rural areas, civil society organisations and academics from all over the world gathered from 7-10 March 2017 for the Global Peasants’ Rights Congress in …

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Take action against the FFA for the Future of Agriculture

Take action against the FFA for the Future of Agriculture

On the 28th of March, the tenth edition of the Forum for the Future of Agriculture (FFA) will be held in Brussels. Its organisers, multinational chemicals and agrifood firm Syngenta …

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Access to land for farmers in the EU

Access to land for farmers in the EU

On 7 December 2016 the European Economic and Social Committee, the Greens/EFA Group in the European Parliament and the European Coordination Via Campesina co-organised an event to discuss the problems …

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How do we define Land Grabbing?

How do we define Land Grabbing?

Since there is no complete definition of land grabbing that includes all necessary parts we need to develop and accept one that can be used for any geographical area.

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Food Sovereignty more necessary than ever in wake of rising Nationalism and Xenophobia

Food Sovereignty more necessary than ever in wake of rising Nationalism and Xenophobia

With the Brexit, the election of Trump, the rise of the extreme right in Europe and increasing migration, there is an urgent need to intensify cooperation between countries and their populations.

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Infographics: The state of land concentration in Europe

Infographics: The state of land concentration in Europe

Across Europe large-scale farms are spreading while small farms are disappearing. The following infographics show the state of land concentration in Europe.

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Voices from the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles

Voices from the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles

A new Hands on the Land publication highlights how communities of small scale food producers are increasingly confronted by the grabbing of natural resources and systematic violations of human rights.

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Food sovereignty takes root in Eastern Europe

Food sovereignty takes root in Eastern Europe

The fight back against industrial agriculture and for a just and sustainable future for farming and peasant farmers took a leap forward this week as the largest-ever European forum on …

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