Land & Resources

A global wave of land and water grabs is concentrating farmland and other food producing resources in the hands of a few, with serious consequences for both rural and urban communities. For an introduction to this issue, download our Food First Issue Primer on Land & Resources

Nyéléni Newsletter no. 9

Nyéléni Newsletter | Nyéléni Newsletter | Apr 1, 2012

Land grabbing “How firm we stand and plant our feet upon our land determines the strength of our children’s heartbeats.”…

Grabbing the Food Deserts

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Annie Shattuck, Eric Holt-Giménez and Yi Wang | Apr 1, 2011

Land grabs—large-scale acquisitions of agricultural, range and forest lands by outside interests—are happening around the world. They are also taking place in US cities.

Biofuels: Myths of the Agro-fuels Transition

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Eric Holt-Giménez | Jul 1, 2007

The question is not whether biofuels have a place in our future, but whether or not we allow a handful of global corporations to impoverish the planet.

Promised Land: Competing Visions of Agrarian Reform

Book | Michael Courville, Peter Rosset and Raj Patel | Nov 1, 2006

Agrarian reform is back at the center of the rural development debate, a debate of vital importance to the future of the Global South and genuine economic democracy.