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APWLD Forum News on landgrabbing

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development has published a special issue of its bulletin on landgrabbing, its impacts on women and their resistance, across the Asia Pacific region.

Accaparement des terres et souveraineté alimentaire en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre

Lors d’un atelier organisé par Synergie Paysanne, GRAIN et le RAPDA, avec le soutien de Pain pour le Prochain, à Ouidah (Bénin) du 7 au 9 février 2012, plus d’une trentaine de participants représentant des organisations paysannes et des ONG actives sur les questions d’accaparement des terres en Afrique de l’Ouest et du Centre ont échangé leurs expériences et approfondi cette question.

Transnational land grabs in Ghana cause conflicts

The recent increasing land acquisitions by transnational corporations (TNCs) is causing conflicts among farmers, pastoralists and other land users in Ghana, and have the potential of leading to the loss of arable land by smallholders, reveals a study.

'Equality' is not enough

Land rights are essentially political issues; but where women’s land rights are concerned, the solutions take on a legal dimension.

Declaration of rural women against land grabbing in Senegal

"We, the women of Senegal, with the other women of the world, demand that the State put an end to land grabbing and regain control over spoilated lands since land must belong to those who work it in order to feed themselves and the country"