Argentina

Farming without fields

Los Grobo does not own a single shovel or acre. Instead it leases machinery and land from others. This outsourcing model is now used for nearly 60% of farmland in Argentina.

Argentina: Reclamos en los esteros

Cuatro grandes empresas concentran 370 mil hectáreas en la zona de los Esteros del Iberá. Una fundación explotada por pequeños productores e intervenida por el gobierno provincial en 2001 corre el riesgo de ser entregada a las empresas.

Agribusiness as usual: the death of peasant farming

On 10th October, Miguel Galván was stabbed to death in the doorway of his own home in Argentina. Almost one year earlier, Cristian Ferreyra had also been shot and killed in his house. Both men were murdered because they refused to give up their land to multi-national soybean plantation companies.

Protesta en Harvard por los Esteros del Iberá

Los Esteros del Iberá, en Corrientes volvieron a ser noticia esta semana: un informe sobre plantaciones que la Universidad de Harvard tiene allí acusa a la casa de altos estudios de no ser los suficientemente sustentables.