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LRAN Briefing Paper Series no. 2

Defending the Commons, Territories and the Right to Food and Water

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.



Mesuji, land conflict and legal pluralism

Joeni Arianto Kurniawan
Thursday 22 December 2011 by LRAN

The writer is a researcher and lecturer at Airlangga University’s Faculty of Law, Surabaya. His book, Legal Pluralism in Industrialized Indonesia: A Case Study of Land Conflict Between Adat People, the Government, and Corporations regarding Industrialization in Middle Java, was published in Germany by VDM Verlag Dr. Müller.

http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2011/12/22/mesuji-land-conflict-and-legal-pluralism.html



Special Issue

Outcomes of post-2000 Fast Track Land Reform in Zimbabwe

Tuesday 20 December 2011 by LRAN

Guest Editors: Lionel Cliffe, University of Leeds; Jocelyn Alexander, University of Oxford; Ben Cousins, PLAAS, University of the Western Cape, and Rudo Gaidzanwe, University of Zimbabwe



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

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