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Social and environmental impacts of sugarcane production in Brazil

Tuesday 13 December 2011 by LRAN

In this publication, data and recent analyses will be presented on the expansion of sugar cane monoculture for ethanol production in Brazil, and in particular on the monopolisation in the sector due to mergers and the takeover of production plants by foreign companies.

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Preventing hunger: change economic policy

Peter Rosset
Tuesday 29 November 2011 by LRAN

Nature 479, 472–473 (24 November 2011)

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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.



Farmers mobilise to find solutions against land grabbing

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.



Final Declaration: Stop Land-Grabbing Now!

Globalise the struggle! Globalise hope!
Sunday 20 November 2011 by LRAN

We, women and men peasants, pastoralists, indigenous peoples and their allies, who gathered together in Nyeleni from 17-19 November 2011, are determined to defend food sovereignty, the commons and the rights of small scale food providers to natural resources.



The myths surrounding the global rush for farmland

Wednesday 19 October 2011 by LRAN


Food and climate change: the forgotten link

Wednesday 19 October 2011 by LRAN


The New Green Revolution

How Twenty-First-Century Science Can Feed the World

By Olivier De Schutter, Gaëtan Vanloqueren
Sunday 11 September 2011 by LRAN


Stakeholders trash draft Bill on land acquisition

Sunday 11 September 2011 by LRAN

The draft National Land Acquisition and Rehabilitation and Resettlement (NLARR) Bill-2011, which has been put in the public domain, has started drawing criticism from various quarters, especially from farmers.



Journal of Peasant Studies, Volume 38

Meeting the challenge of feeding the world and cooling the Earth

Jun Borras
Wednesday 20 July 2011 by LRAN

Two papers analysing the recent experience of Latin America, and Cuba in particular, support arguments that a shift from industrial-large scale farming to small-scale farming can bring environmental, economic and political benefits.

In March 2011, Olivier de Schutter, the UN Rapporteur for the Right to Food released a report: “Agro-ecology and the right to food” before the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva. Based on an extensive review of recent scientific literature, the report demonstrates that agroecology, if sufficiently supported, can double food production in entire regions within 10 years while mitigating climate change and alleviating rural poverty.



1st Encounter of Agroecology Trainers in Africa

Region 1 of La Via Campesina
Wednesday 20 July 2011 by LRAN

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