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International statement regarding the World Bank project “Piauí: Pillars of Growth and Social Inclusion”

Friday 23 March 2018 by LRAN

The World Bank’s project “Piauí: Pillars of Growth and Social Inclusion” (project no. P129342) supports a land titling program in an area that is witnessing high levels of land grabbing, land conflicts and environmental destruction, which are linked to the expansion of monocultures into the region known as MATOPIBA, and the Brazilian Cerrado more generally.

New Book by LRAN

Agroecology: Science and Politics

Wednesday 21 March 2018 by LRAN

The Land Research Action Network (LRAN) proudly announces our new book, “Agroecology: Science and Politics,” by LRAN co-coordinator Peter Rosset, together with eminent agroecologist Miguel Altieri.

Bringing agroecology to scale: key drivers and emblematic cases

Mateo Mier y Terán Giménez Cacho, Omar Felipe Giraldo, Miriam Aldasor, Helda Morales, Bruce G. Ferguson, Peter Rosset Ashlesha Khadse, and Carmen Campos
Friday 9 March 2018 by LRAN

Agroecology as a transformative movement has gained momentum in many countries worldwide. In several cases, the implementation of agroecological practices has grown beyond isolated, local experiences to be employed by ever-greater numbers of families and communities over ever-larger territories and to engage more people in the processing, distribution, and consumption of agroecologically produced food.

The Journal of Peasant Studies

Agroecology as a territory in dispute : between institutionality and social movements

Omar Felipe Giraldo & Peter M. Rosset
Thursday 28 December 2017 by LRAN
Abstract Agroecology is in fashion, and now constitutes a territory in dispute between social movements and institutionality. This new conjuncture offers a constellation of opportunities that social movements can avail themselves of to promote changes in the food system. Yet there is an (...)

The Journal of Peasant Studies

Mediated territoriality: rural workers and the efforts to scale out agroecology in Nicaragua

Nils McCune, Peter M. Rosset, Tania Cruz Salazar, Antonio Saldívar Moreno & Helda Morales
Sunday 19 November 2017 by LRAN
The Spanish word formación can be translated as ‘training’ or ‘education’, but Latin American social movements use it as inspired by Che Guevara’s notion of ‘molding’ the values of the new woman and new man for egalitarian, cooperative social relations in the construction of a ‘new society’. This (...)

David Meek, Katharine Bradley, Bruce Ferguson, Lesli Hoey, Helda Morales, Peter Rosset, Rebecca Tarlau

Food sovereignty education across the Americas

multiple origins, converging movements
Monday 6 November 2017 by LRAN

Social movements are using education to generate critical consciousness regarding the social and environmental unsustainability of the current food system, and advocate for agroecological production. In this article, we explore results from a cross-case analysis of six social movements that are using education as a strategy to advance food sovereignty.

The Journal of Peasant Studies

Taking agroecology to scale: the Zero Budget Natural Farming peasant movement in Karnataka, India

Ashlesha Khadse, Peter Michael Rosset, Helda Morales & Bruce G. Ferguson
Sunday 29 October 2017 by LRAN
This paper analyzes how peasant movements scale up agroecology. It specifically examines Zero Budget Natural Farming (ZBNF), a grassroots peasant agroecology movement in Karnataka, India. ZBNF ends reliance on purchased inputs and loans for farming, positioning itself as a solution to (...)

TIAA tied to deforestation and displacement of farmers, environmentalists claim in new report

Wednesday 10 May 2017 by LRAN

WASHINGTON D.C. – According to a report released today by leading environmental and social justice advocates, the investment management firm TIAA is leading a trend of speculating in land markets, which drives up farmland prices and displaces family farmers in the US and in Brazil.

Special Edition on the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

Focus on the global south
Tuesday 2 May 2017 by LRAN

To mark the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, Focus on the Global South releases this special edition that puts together articles on issues that small farmers and peasants continue to face. These pieces also highlight the different forms of resistance that farmers and peasants put up amidst these challenges.

An Overview of Large-Scale Investments in the Mekong Region

Wednesday 12 April 2017 by LRAN

Across the Mekong region, ‘development’ has become synonymous with rapid economic growth, to be achieved through predominantly large-scale, private investments. The development model promoted by the region’s governments prioritizes trade and investment liberalization, and privatization. Private investment is sought in virtually every sector of the economy from energy, oil, minerals, agriculture and food processing to education, health, tourism, manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, transportation and urban infrastructure.

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