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Brazil campaigners hail court decision canceling large land deal (News)

Chris Arsenault
Wednesday 20 July 2016 by LRAN

Campaigners in Brazil on Wednesday hailed a court decision to cancel a major land acquisition deal because investors had illegally acquired territory from small-scale farmers. A state court in Piaui in Brazil’s poor northeast issued an order canceling the deal for a tract of land larger than Los Angeles earlier this month.

Press release: International Day of Peasant Struggles (News)

Sunday 17 April 2011 by LRAN

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!”
social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments
17 April 2011

Newsletter / Lettre d’information U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food (News)

Monday 20 December 2010 by LRAN

Here is the latest news from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter. You will find more information on our website: http://www.srfood.org/index.php/en

Vous trouverez ci-dessous l’actualité du Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur le droit à l’alimentation, Olivier De Schutter. Plus d’info vous attend sur son site web http://www.srfood.org/index.php/fr .

Farmland leasing and purchasing also planned

Saudia Arabia eyes U.S. for ag investing, contracts (News)

Direct contracts for grain, other commodities eyed
Sunday 16 May 2010 by LRAN

FIAN International Press Release

New FIAN report on landgrabbing in Kenya and Mozambique (News)

Stop landgrabbing immediately
Friday 14 May 2010 by LRAN

Heidelberg, 16.04.2010 – On the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, April 17, FIAN International together with many other civil society actors calls for an immediate stop of land grabbing. A new report published today by FIAN International documents the findings of two research missions on land grabbing to Kenya and Mozambique, and concludes that land grabbing violates human rights.

Press Release

Sumilao land remains undistributed after 2 years (News)

Sumilao farmers resume claim over disputed 144-hectare land
Monday 12 April 2010 by LRAN
Two years ago today, in March 29, 2007, the Sumilao farmers signed an agreement with San Miguel Corporation (SMC), represented by its president, Ramon Ang in the presence of Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales. In signing of the agreement, SMC ceded 50 of the 144 hectares being claimed (...)

Impacts of Expansion of Sugarcane Monocropping for Ethanol Production (News)

Maria Luisa Mendonça
Tuesday 27 January 2009 by LRAN

The region of the Cerrado (a savannah) is as important for its richness in biodiversity as the Amazon—it is shelter for nearly 160,000 species of plants and animals, many of which are endangered species. However, its destruction has not generated much visibility, in spite of the intensity and consequences it has caused.

Update on the Calatagan Farmers’ Campaign (News)

Friday 19 September 2008 by LRAN
Several events have occurred since the Calatagan farmers launched their "pre-walk" in 1 September 2008. On that day, the farmers put up streamers that contain their calls along the road of Barangays Baha and Talibayog. On 4 September, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of the (...)


Arroyo certifies urgent CARP extension bill (News)

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez, Maila Ager
Friday 27 June 2008 by LRAN

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has certified as urgent a bill extending the life of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for five more years, her spokesman Ignacio Bunye said Tuesday.

Brazil: Cargill’s Amazon port shut down (News)

WW4 Report
Tuesday 3 April 2007 by LRAN

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