Backgrounders & Issue Briefs

Philippine Banana Farmers: Their Cooperatives and Struggle for Land Reform and Sustainable Agriculture

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | David Bacon | Feb 13, 2020

Thirty years ago many banana workers in the Philippines made a radical change in their work and lives. They transformed the militant unions they had organized to wrest a decent living from the multinational corporations that control much of the world’s food production. Instead of working for wages, they used the country’s land reform law to become the owners of the plantations where they had labored for generations.

One of Belo Horizonte’s publicly-owned, Popular restaurants providing affordable, healthy food to the public. Photo courtesy of Cecilia Rocha.

Continuing on the Road to Ending Hunger

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | M. Jahi Chappell | Sep 17, 2019

It is within our reach to end hunger in the world. It has been within our reach for a while now. But the challenges we must surmount to achieve this have been fundamentally, essentially institutional.

Immigration and the Food System

Backgrounders & Issue Brief | Tomás A. Madrigal | Dec 7, 2018

Click here to download this Backgrounder in full, or view in full below. Immigration policy in imperialist nations has historically…