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Policies of the corporations afecting the defense of land and food

9 October 2013

The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

13 February 2013

Assumptions in the European Union biofuels policy: frictions with experiences in Germany, Brazil and Mozambique

13 February 2013

Strike Four in Climate Change: A “Climate Space” to rethink analysis and strategies

13 February 2013

Preventing hunger: Change economic policy

Simply giving people food is not enough to prevent famine, says Peter Rosset. Instead, we need to overhaul the policies that have upended the food supply. The global food system is broken. The number of hungry and undernourished people in the world hovers at around 1 billion1 and the past few years have seen...

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15 October 2012

THE SUGARCANE INDUSTRY AND THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

This article presents information on the latest trends in ethanol production in Brazil and their relation to the global economic crisis. We highlight the role of financial capital, its linkage to the territorial expansion of agribusiness and the impacts of this expansion on labour relations and disputes over the...

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20 April 2011

Whose Lands? Whose Resources?

ABSTRACT Shalmali Guttal looks at shifts in agriculture policy in Cambodia and Laos as governments aim to transform the structures of their agriculture towards greater commercialization and markets. She argues this has far reaching impacts on rural social structures, and rural peoples’ access to land and security...

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20 April 2011

Introduction: Global Land Grabs: Investments, risks and dangerous legacies

In their introduction to this journal issue, the Land Research Action Network warns that a new global wave of land grabbing is underway. The current trend of investments is triggered by the interrelated crises in food, finance, energy and climate that have been spurred by decades of corporate driven globalization,...

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6 March 2011

Climate Crises: Defending the land

ABSTRACT Shalmali Guttal and Sofia Monsalve argue that climate change will mean a change in local knowledge and resilience, which are at the basis of good agricultural and ecosystem management. Before new ways are found, rural communities are likely to be rendered more vulnerable and dependent on external inputs...

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3 March 2011

Investments, risks and dangerous legacies

ABSTRACT In their introduction to this journal issue, the Land Research Action Network warns that a new global wave of land grabbing is underway. The current trend of investments is triggered by the interrelated crises in food, finance, energy and climate that have been spurred by decades of corporate driven...

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2 March 2011

The dilemma of land grabs and the implications for sustainability

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