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Brazil campaigners hail court decision canceling large land deal

Chris Arsenault
Wednesday 20 July 2016 by LRAN

Campaigners in Brazil on Wednesday hailed a court decision to cancel a major land acquisition deal because investors had illegally acquired territory from small-scale farmers. A state court in Piaui in Brazil’s poor northeast issued an order canceling the deal for a tract of land larger than Los Angeles earlier this month.



The “Engine of Economic Growth”: An Overview of Private Investment Policies, Trends, and Projects in Cambodia

By Mark Grimsditch. Edited by: Shalmali Guttal, Clarissa Militante, Julia Laki
Sunday 17 July 2016 by LRAN

Since the early 1990s, Cambodia has been heavily reliant on foreign aid. The Cambodian Government is seeking to reduce donor-dependence and increase self-reliance, aiming to lift the country to the status of higher middle-income country by 2030. This goal depends heavily on increasing private investment, and the Government has described the private sector as the “engine of economic growth” for Cambodia. It is therefore seeking to encourage both foreign and domestic investment in order to maintain current growth rates and facilitate continued development of the country.



International Financial Capital Targets Farmland in Brazil

Maria Luisa Mendonça
Monday 20 June 2016 by LRAN

Land speculation stimulates the expansion of plantations across Brazil, increasing land conflicts and displacement of campesino and Indigenous communities. Historically, Indigenous and peasant communities in Brazil have resisted against violence and displacement. Land concentration is a root cause of social and economic inequality, in a country where 1 percent of large landowners control over 90 percent of agricultural land. In the past 12 years, 390 Guarani Kaiowa Indigenous people were assassinated in the state of Mato Grosso do Sul, where agribusiness corporations and local large landowners have expanded monocropping of commodities.



International Conference of Agrarian Reform: Marabá Declaration

Saturday 30 April 2016 by LRAN

Who are we? People who struggle for territory



Organization and process social in bringing agroecology to scale

Peter M. Rosset El Colegio de la Frontera Sur (ECOSUR), Mexico, and La Via Campesina (LVC) San Cristobal de las Casa, Chiapas, Mexico
Monday 15 February 2016 by LRAN

AGROECOLOGY FOR FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION PROCEEDINGS OF THE
FAO INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM

18-19 September 2014, Rome, Italy



Lia Pinheiro Barbosa, The Journal of Peasant Studies

Educação do Campo

Education for and by the countryside as a political project in the context of the struggle for land in Brazil
Monday 15 February 2016 by LRAN

Keywords: Educação do Campo; MST; social movements; rural education; Brazil;
PRONERA; epistemology



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


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