G20

Petition calls for halt to new 'land grab' in Africa

As the G20’s agriculture ministers arrived in Paris for a two-day meeting, more than 500 non-governmental organisations from around the world have delivered a petition calling for a halt to land grabbing under the guise of “responsible agricultural investment”.

Financiers lock horns over macro policies while millions go hungry

An immense coalition of peasant collectives and land-rights organisations stated that the Annual World Bank Conference on Land and Poverty happening here this weekend would likely sign thousands of hectares away from farming communities into the hands of industrial corporations.