Changes and sudden loss of lands for indigenous people have far-reaching implications besides livelihood, income, and food. Despite pressure on indigenous communities, people are finding ways to defend their rights.
The Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency— the political risk insurance and credit enhancement arm of the World Bank— announces additional support for Agrivision Africa (Chayton Africa) of Mauritius.
Civil society groups walk out of World Bank "consultation" on their Safeguards policy. The Safeguards are supposed to set best practice for the World Bank and protect people's rights, but the new draft allows the bank and companies to go ahead with projects that affect land rights without consent of affected communities.