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NYT: TIAA-CREF, U.S. Investment Giant, Accused of Land Grabs in Brazil

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

As an American investment giant that manages the retirement savings of millions of university administrators, public school teachers and others, TIAA-CREF prides itself on upholding socially responsible values, even celebrating its role in drafting United Nations principles for buying farmland that promote transparency, environmental sustainability and respect for land rights.

Land grabbing as a political act in Turkey

Olcay Bingöl - Deniz Bayram
Monday 30 March 2015 by LRAN

CARP: Key to national development

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Monday 30 March 2015 by LRAN

Salome Gueidon

Philippine’s flawed agrarian reform bears a little fruit

Analysis: Most farmers, however, say they still lack full control of their land
Sunday 29 March 2015 by LRAN

While it is true that the Philippines’ agrarian reform program has loopholes that have been creating problems for the law’s implementation, the program has also paved the way to reverse the plight of some farmers.

International Forum on Agroecology Declaration brings common understanding of agroecology

Wednesday 25 March 2015 by LRAN

Farmers get 800 ha in agrarian hot spot

Philippine Daily Inquirer
Monday 22 December 2014 by LRAN

LUCENA CITY—Alma Rabena, 44, a longtime tenant of the vast Hacienda Matias in San Francisco, Quezon, in the province’s Bondoc Peninsula, said this year would be her most memorable Christmas as she received on Friday her certificate of land ownership award under the government’s agrarian reform program.

Revista Mural Internacional, Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro (UERJ). V 5, June 2014.

Financial capital and land speculation in Brazil

Fábio T. Pitta and Maria Luisa Mendonça
Saturday 8 November 2014 by LRAN

Keywords: Industrialization of agriculture, financial capital, international market,
debt crisis.

The Current State of Agrarian Reform in the Philippines

Narratives of Land

By Mary Ann Manahan
Saturday 8 November 2014 by LRAN

Special Grassroots voices section prepared by LRAN

Friday 31 October 2014 by LRAN

This special Grassroots Voices (GV) section includes a variety of contributions that illustrate major changes over the last 20 years in the thinking of rural social movements concerning agrarian reform, land and territory, particularly in the case of La Via Campesina (LVC). It is motivated and informed by a workshop held by LVC in Bukit Tinggi, West Sumatra, Indonesia, from 10–13 July 2012, on Agrarian reform and the defense of land and territory in the 21st century: the challenge and future.

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.

LRAN Briefing Paper Series
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