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Keeping Land Local

Reclaiming Governance from the Market (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

Land Struggles III: LRAN Briefing Paper Series
Saturday 25 October 2014 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.



Soybean Production in the Southern Cone of the Americas (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

Update on Land and Pesticide Use
Monday 30 July 2012 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, and Uruguay.

This document is based on statistics that has been generated by national official bodies, specialized institutions, and organizations that produce first hand data on soybean cultivation. Statistics from the United Nations Program on Food and Agriculture (FAO) and complementary information reported in published literature have also been included.

The findings of this report points out the more comprehensive analysis of the implications of soybean cultivation is required to assess the real ecological and social costs of its production in the Americas.



LRAN Briefing Paper Series no. 2

Defending the Commons, Territories and the Right to Food and Water (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

A Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform Publication August 2011
Thursday 5 January 2012 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, while roughly two-tenths are landless, another tenth are pastoralists, fisherfolk, and forest users, and the remainder live in the cities. This crisis of world hunger is set to deepen as livelihood resources such as land and water continue to be transferred from such groups to the financially powerful in ever larger areas and longer timeframes.



Farmers mobilise to find solutions against land grabbing (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

Tuesday 22 November 2011 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 International farmers’ conference to stop land grabbing.



Guatemala

Biofuels, Mass Evictions and Violence (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

Annie Bird
Monday 18 April 2011 by LRAN


Number 2

Defending the Commons, Territories and the Right to Food and Water (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

LRAN Briefing Paper Series October 2010
Tuesday 26 October 2010 by LRAN

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, while roughly two-tenths are landless, another tenth are pastoralists, fisherfolk, and forest users, and the remainder live in the cities.



Number 1

Land Struggles (LRAN Briefing Paper Series)

LRAN Briefing Paper Series October 2007
Tuesday 23 October 2007 by LRAN

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 Global South, Philippines Programme 19 Maginhawa St. UP Village, Diliman Quezon City 1101 Philippines Tel: 63-2-433-3387 Fax: 63-2-433-0899 www.focusweb.org



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