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23 March

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

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,...

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30 March 2011

Report submitted by the Special Rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter

The reinvestment in agriculture, triggered by the 2008 food price crisis, is essential to the concrete realization of the right to food. However, in a context of ecological, food and energy crises, the most pressing issue regarding reinvestment is not how much, but how. This report explores how States can and...

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11 July 2010

Violation of Rights and Violence Persist in the Countryside

What can be concluded from this rapid journey through the last ten years is that the Brazilian State has always walked hand-in-hand with large landowners. It has always protected their interests and, at the same time, repressed workers who organize to defend their rights. Ten years. The Social Network for...

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11 December 2007

The Philippines: Access to land is denied to 165 farmer beneficiaries, Sumilao, Bukidnon, Northern Mindanao

EMERGENCY NETWORK 0720APHL 03-12-2007 165 farmers from Sumilao, Bukidnon have been struggling for their right to food for the past 10 years. Although the farmers were identified as beneficiaries for 144 hectares of land in 1995, the land was later converted from agricultural to agro-industrial...

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27 November 2007

Denunciation of peasant rights violations in Paraguay

Press Release - FIAN International and La Via Campesina - Global Campaign for Agrarian Reform Geneva, 14/11/07. FIAN y La Vía Campesina denounced today before the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (CESCR) that the right to adequate food of thousands of peasant and indigenous families in...

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16 July 2007

Ecuador: Peasant lands occupied in La Tranca, province of Los Ríos

On May 18, armed civilians and military together with persons claiming to be the owners of the estate San Vicente violently occupied the lands of 57 peasants organized in the Association of Agricultural Workers "La Tranca". Since then, armed guards have been preventing the entry of the peasants to the estate and...

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