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  • Thumb_bioenergia_y_carburantes | 30 Jul 2015

    Bioenergía: Potencial y riesgos.

    La bioenergía debiera ser un debate básicamente energético y ambiental es materia de oportunidades de negocios para el sector del agro pero en realidad allí comienzan los problemas.
  • Thumb_angola_governador-provincial-kwanza-sul-eusébio-de-brito-teixeira_makaangola Maka Angola | 27 Nov 2014

    General-Governador toma de assalto terras do Kwanza-Sul

    General Eusébio de Brito Teixeira tem vindo a requerer a si próprio autorização para a legalização de terrenos destinados à agro-pecuária e à construção de condomínios. Através de um esquema habilmente montado, o governador e os seus filhos somam já a posse de mais de 30 000 hectares.
  • Thumb_southafrica_land-reform-protest_sandisophalisowcn Daily Maverick | 12 Aug 2014

    South Africa: land reform - cloud cuckoo land or calculus of power?

    Significant strands within the ruling ANC appear to believe the answer to poor black marginalisation and de-agrarianisation lies in the recreation of a rural idyll of ‘vibrant’ local economies, disciplined workers, benign farm owners, virtuous peasant farmers and omnipotent chiefs.
  • ?1438217102 | 12 Mar 2014

    Can We Prevent A Food Breakdown?

    As food supplies have tightened, a new geopolitics of food has emerged—a world in which the global competition for land and water is intensifying and each country is fending for itself.
  • Update116_grainchina | 25 Feb 2014

    Can the World Feed China?

    Overnight, China has become a leading world grain importer, set to buy a staggering 22 million tons in the 2013–14 trade year. As recently as 2006—just eight years ago—China had a grain surplus and was exporting 10 million tons. What caused this dramatic shift?
  • ?1438217102 | 04 Dec 2013

    India's Dangerous 'Food Bubble'

    Unfortunately, a growing share of the water that irrigates three-fifths of India's grain harvest is coming from wells that are starting to go dry. This sets the stage for a major disruption in food supplies for India's growing population.
  • ?1438217102 | 25 Nov 2013

    Moving Up the Food Chain

    In every society where incomes have risen, the appetite for meat, milk, eggs, and seafood has generated an enormous growth in animal protein consumption. Today some 3 billion people are moving up the food chain.
  • ?1438217102 | 25 Sep 2013

    Dealing With Desertification

    With desertification becoming more of an apparent issue, are we doing enough to stop it from becoming a widespread irreversible problem?
  • ?1438217102 Land Commodities | 17 Sep 2013

    Weekly roundup of the most insightful farmland investment & agribusiness themed reports and whitepapers

    Newly released reports, academic papers and research with relevance to agriculture.
  • Thumb_china_zhugosivillagevigilagainstdestruction_simchiyin_newyorktimes New York Times | 09 Sep 2013

    As Chinese farmers fight for homes, suicide Is ultimate protest

    Over the past five years, at least 39 farmers have killed themselves rather than leave their land. The figures are a stark reminder of how China’s new wave of urbanization is at times a violent struggle between a powerful state and stubborn farmers.
  • ?1438217102 Land Commodities | 22 Jul 2013

    The polarised debate around GM crops, industrial agriculture and modern farming

    It is a shame that many of those who care so deeply about the wellbeing of this planet and its people seem incapable of having a rational debate about modern food production.
  • ?1438217102 Land Commodities | 31 May 2013

    US agricultural subsidies will continue rising under the new Farm Bill

    Notwithstanding a tokenistic proposed reduction (primarily due to minor cuts to the food stamp program, ‘Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program’) the total combined value of subsidies and food aid under the new Farm Bill is set to remain the same at roughly US$100 billion annually.

The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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