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Keeping Land Local

Reclaiming Governance from the Market

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.

New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa raises concerns

Saturday 17 May 2014 by LRAN

To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by LRAN

Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent? There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this brief guide to better understanding.

Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe : Beyond White-Settler Capitalism

Edited by Sam Moyo Walter Chambati
Monday 12 May 2014 by LRAN

Preventing hunger: Change economic policy

Thursday 13 February 2014 by LRAN

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.

Diálogo de saberes in La Vía Campesina

Food sovereignty and agroecology

Wednesday 29 January 2014 by LRAN

The transnational rural social movement La Vía Campesina has been critically sustained and shaped by the encounter and diálogo de saberes (dialog among different knowledges and ways of knowing) between different rural cultures (East, West, North and South; peasant, indigenous, farmer, pastoralist and rural proletarian, etc.) that takes place within it, in the context of the increasingly politicized confrontation with neoliberal reality and agribusiness in the most recent phase of capital expansion.

Moving Forward: Study on the Impacts of the Implementation of Order 01BB in Selected Communities in Rural Cambodia

Monday 20 January 2014 by LRAN

The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
Wednesday 9 October 2013 by LRAN

Media release of La Via Campesina ∕ Grain ∕ ETC

Wednesday 25 September 2013 by LRAN

(Harare, 23 September 2013) La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and ETC welcome a new UNCTAD report which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report, launched last week.

Journal of Peasant Studies

Wednesday 25 September 2013 by LRAN

We have recently published exciting and cutting-edge articles on global burning agrarian issues, as well as several special issues: • ‘Critical Perspectives in Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies’ (2009) • ‘Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change’ guest edited by Phil McMichael and Ian Scoones (2010) • ‘New Frontiers of Land Control’ guest edited by Nancy Peluso and Christian Lund (2011) • ‘Green Grabbing: a New Appropriation of Nature?’ guest edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach & Ian Scoones (2012) • ‘The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals’ guest edited by Ben White, Wendy Wolford & Ruth Hall (2012)

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