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Logs and Patronage: Systematic illegal logging and the destruction of state forests and protected areas in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia

The NGO Forum on Cambodia
Thursday 11 February 2016 by LRAN

This report presents results of research into the destruction of forests and natural resources in Rattanakiri and Stung Treng Provinces, Cambodia. Over a number of months the researchers collected evidence and legal documentation, often working under dangerous and life-threatening conditions to record the activities of the luxury timber trade. The report has special relevance in light of recent pronouncements about preventing illegal logging in Cambodia.



Cuba: Multimedia Peasant School-an audiovisual tool to scale up agroecology

Wednesday 9 December 2015 by LRAN

The AsociaciNational Assoctaion of Small Farmers of Cuba (ANAP), La Via Campesina International (LVC) and the Komanilel Collective, are pleased to present this virtual video course, "Multimedia Peasant School; an audiovisual tool to scale up agroecology”.



Foreign pension funds and land grabbing in Brazil

Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, GRAIN, Inter Pares, and Solidarity Sweden – Latin America
Monday 16 November 2015 by LRAN

A New York company managing the retirement savings of workers in Sweden, the US and Canada is evading Brazilian laws on foreign investment to acquire farmlands from a businessman accused of violently displacing local communities



Media Coverage on Foreign Pensions Funds and Land Grabbing in Brazil

Saturday 14 November 2015 by LRAN

English, French and Swedish sources



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

LVC, MaB, MAELA, ROPPA, WFF, WFFP, WAMIP, IPC
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.


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