Caravana Matopiba urges Brazilian authorities to take action, warns foreign investors

Caravana Matopiba urges Brazilian authorities to take action, warns foreign investors

While uncovering the appalling living conditions of affected communities, the delegation points to the involvement of international capital from Europe, Canada and the US in large-scale land acquisition.

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Caravana Matopiba uncovers alarming human and environmental costs of agribusiness

Caravana Matopiba uncovers alarming human and environmental costs of agribusiness

During its visits, the delegation observed high levels of agrochemical pollution, diminishing natural resources, land grabbing, as well as significant impact on the health of traditional communities, resulting from expanding …

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International mission to measure human rights impact of land grabbing kicks off

International mission to measure human rights impact of land grabbing kicks off

An international delegation including Hands on the Land members will travel across the Brazilian region of MATOPIBA to document the social, economic, environmental and human rights impact of large-scale land …

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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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