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

Genocide Continues in Guatemala

Blog | Leonor Hurtado | May 15, 2013

On May 10th, the Guatemalan Court of Justice convicted the ex-dictator General Ríos Montt to 80 years in prison for…

Honduras: The War on Peasants

Blog | Eric Holt-Giménez and Tanya M. Kerssen | Feb 7, 2013

Two more peasants were assassinated by paramilitary units last week in Honduras. This brings the murder of subsistence farmers and indigenous leaders…

Land Grabs Versus Land Sovereignty

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Eric Holt-Giménez | Dec 1, 2012

Researchers are uncovering patterns of land grabbing that are even deeper, wider and potentially more devastating for rural local communities than is generally acknowledged.

Land grabbing in Latin America and the Caribbean

Academic Publication | Cristóbal Kay, Jennifer Franco, Max Spoor, Saturnino M. Borras and Sergio Gómez | May 2, 2012

In The Journal of Peasant Studies, 39:3-4, 845-872 Land grabbing has gained momentum in Latin America and the Caribbean during the past…

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.