Militant peasants from Asian Peasant Coalition mounted a mobilisation against global land grabbing.
Samedi, lors d’une conférence de la FAO, le président de l’Alliance pour une révolution verte en Afrique dénonce l’accaparement des terres par les grandes puissances
Gates says many large land deals in Africa are beneficial, criticizes Western groups for holding them back, and says those who invest in Africa are the ones who are at risk.
The fund will operate according to a Code of Conduct for Land Acquisition and Land Use in to prevent unsustainable practices.
With the emerging land investments a new set of challenges emerges for the woman farmer.
En privant effectivement les paysans locaux de leurs terres et en perpétuant souvent « des méthodes agricoles nuisibles à l’environnement », cette évolution menace d’avoir des conséquences très négatives pour les petits exploitants, et en particulier les femmes
Even with new guidelines on land leases in Africa, the deals could lead to growing problems down the road, warned Emmy Simmons, a longtime USAID official
Educating the peasant movement is a key to genuine land reform implementation and the position of peasant movements as strong political bases against land grabbing in the future.
Over the years many Big Ideas have been imposed on Africa from outside. The latest is that the region should sell or lease millions of hectares of land to foreign investors.
Many small Ethopian farmers do not share their leaders' enthusiasm for leasing off farmland to foreign investors
“Governments are sitting on a box of dynamite,” Namanga Ngoni, president of AGRA, initiated by former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, told the media.
The fervour with which foreign commercial interests are forcing their agricultural 'solutions' on the African continent represents nothing more than an established endeavour to protect profits and access to resources.