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28 December 2017

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

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 enormous risk that...

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19 November 2017

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

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 contribution presents...

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29 October 2017

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

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 extreme indebtedness and...

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12 April 2017

An Overview of Large-Scale Investments in the Mekong Region

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...

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20 June 2016

International Financial Capital Targets Farmland in Brazil

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...

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9 December 2015

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

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...

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8 November 2014

Narratives of Land

20 January 2014

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

25 September 2013

Journal of Peasant Studies

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’ (2009) • ‘Biofuels, Land and Agrarian Change’ guest edited by Phil McMichael and Ian Scoones (2010) • ‘New Frontiers of...

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28 July 2013

The State of Agrarian Reform Under President Benigno Aquino III’s Government

The Save Agrarian Reform Alliance (SARA), a network of national farmers’ organizations, rural women, non-government organizations (NGOs) and agrarian reform beneficiaries pushing for the immediate, effective, substantive and just implementation of agrarian reform in the country, launched a series of ground...

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