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11 September

Repormang Agraryo at Pagbabago: Narratives on Agrarian Conflicts, Transitions, and Transformation

Focus is pleased to release online its newest publication Repormang Agraryo at Pagbabago Narratives on Agrarian Conflicts, Transitions, And Transformation; the launch of the book edition took place on September 11, 2018 in Quezon City, Philippines. More than four decades of agrarian reform—from the time of...

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20 July 2016

Brazil campaigners hail court decision canceling large land deal

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...

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17 April 2011

Press release: International Day of Peasant Struggles

“There can be no justifications for land grabbing!” social movements and CSOs tell World Bank, UN agencies and governments 17 April 2011 Today, on the International Day of Peasant Struggles, prominent farmers, fisherfolk, human rights and research organisations have sharply criticised the World Bank, three UN...

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20 December 2010

Newsletter / Lettre d’information U.N. Special Rapporteur on the right to food

Here is the latest news from the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food, Olivier De Schutter. You will find more information on our website: http://www.srfood.org/index.php/en Vous trouverez ci-dessous l’actualité du Rapporteur spécial des Nations Unies sur le droit à l’alimentation, Olivier De...

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16 May 2010

Saudia Arabia eyes U.S. for ag investing, contracts

14 May 2010

New FIAN report on landgrabbing in Kenya and Mozambique

Heidelberg, 16.04.2010 – On the International Day of Peasants’ Struggle, April 17, FIAN International together with many other civil society actors calls for an immediate stop of land grabbing. A new report published today by FIAN International documents the findings of two research missions on land grabbing to...

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12 April 2010

Sumilao land remains undistributed after 2 years

Two years ago today, in March 29, 2007, the Sumilao farmers signed an agreement with San Miguel Corporation (SMC), represented by its president, Ramon Ang in the presence of Manila Archbishop Gaudencio Cardinal Rosales. In signing of the agreement, SMC ceded 50 of the 144 hectares being claimed by the Sumilao...

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27 January 2009

Impacts of Expansion of Sugarcane Monocropping for Ethanol Production

The region of the Cerrado (a savannah) is as important for its richness in biodiversity as the Amazon—it is shelter for nearly 160,000 species of plants and animals, many of which are endangered species. However, its destruction has not generated much visibility, in spite of the intensity and consequences it has...

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19 September 2008

Update on the Calatagan Farmers’ Campaign

Several events have occurred since the Calatagan farmers launched their "pre-walk" in 1 September 2008. On that day, the farmers put up streamers that contain their calls along the road of Barangays Baha and Talibayog. On 4 September, Bishop Broderick Pabillo, Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Manila and...

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27 June 2008

Arroyo certifies urgent CARP extension bill

MANILA, Philippines — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo has certified as urgent a bill extending the life of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP) for five more years, her spokesman Ignacio Bunye said Tuesday. Bunye said Arroyo has already written Senate President Manuel Villar and House Speaker...

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