LRAN Briefing Paper Series

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  • Reclaiming Governance from the Market

    , by LRAN

    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 (...)

  • Soybean Production in the Southern Cone of the Americas

    , by LRAN

    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, (...)

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

    , by LRAN

    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, (...)

  • Farmers mobilise to find solutions against land grabbing

    , by LRAN

    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 (...)