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To better understand anti-Zapatista violence in Chiapas. A brief guide

Wednesday 14 May 2014 by LRAN

Are Indians just violent people, or what? Are the Zapatistas violent? There is a heck of a lot of confusion surrounding violence in Chiapas. To help clear up misunderstandings about what is going on, I offer this brief guide to better understanding.

Land and Agrarian Reform in Zimbabwe : Beyond White-Settler Capitalism

Edited by Sam Moyo Walter Chambati
Monday 12 May 2014 by LRAN

Preventing hunger: Change economic policy

Thursday 13 February 2014 by LRAN

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.

Diálogo de saberes in La Vía Campesina

Food sovereignty and agroecology

Wednesday 29 January 2014 by LRAN

The transnational rural social movement La Vía Campesina has been critically sustained and shaped by the encounter and diálogo de saberes (dialog among different knowledges and ways of knowing) between different rural cultures (East, West, North and South; peasant, indigenous, farmer, pastoralist and rural proletarian, etc.) that takes place within it, in the context of the increasingly politicized confrontation with neoliberal reality and agribusiness in the most recent phase of capital expansion.

Moving Forward: Study on the Impacts of the Implementation of Order 01BB in Selected Communities in Rural Cambodia

Monday 20 January 2014 by LRAN

The Sugarcane Industry and the global economic crisis

Maria Luisa Mendonça, Fabio T. Pitta and Carlos Vinicius Xavier
Wednesday 9 October 2013 by LRAN

Media release of La Via Campesina ∕ Grain ∕ ETC

Wednesday 25 September 2013 by LRAN

(Harare, 23 September 2013) La Vía Campesina, GRAIN and ETC welcome a new UNCTAD report which states that farming in rich and poor nations alike should shift from monoculture towards greater varieties of crops, reduced use of fertilizers and other inputs, greater support for small-scale farmers, and more locally focused production and consumption of food. More than 60 international experts contributed to the report, launched last week.

Journal of Peasant Studies

Wednesday 25 September 2013 by LRAN

We have recently published exciting and cutting-edge articles on global burning agrarian issues, as well as several special issues:
• ‘Critical Perspectives in Agrarian Change and Peasant Studies’
• ‘Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change’
guest edited by Phil McMichael and Ian Scoones (2010)
• ‘New Frontiers of Land Control’
guest edited by Nancy Peluso and Christian Lund (2011)
• ‘Green Grabbing: a New Appropriation of Nature?’ guest edited by James Fairhead, Melissa Leach & Ian Scoones (2012)
• ‘The New Enclosures: Critical Perspectives on Corporate Land Deals’
guest edited by Ben White, Wendy Wolford & Ruth
Hall (2012)

Re-thinking agrarian reform, land and territory in La Via Campesina

Peter Rosset
Saturday 14 September 2013 by LRAN

5 Years of Agroecology in La Vía Campesina

From Maputo to Jakarta

International Commission on Sustainable Peasant Agriculture
Thursday 5 September 2013 by LRAN

In the present volume we provide some of the key documents produced over these past
five years, which give a feel for both the political struggle to defend sustainable peasant
agriculture and the practical process of supporting the agroecology processes being
carried out by member organizations and regions.

LRAN Briefing Paper Series
First LRAN book 
now available
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