On February 6, 2013 the Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF), Kalpavriksh, PEACE, and The Oakland Institute convened a day-long civil society summit at the India International Centre, New Delhi, bringing together activists resisting land grabs across India and Ethiopia.
The meeting was a groundbreaking opportunity for dialogue among Ethiopian small farmers and land rights activists and their Indian counterparts, providing space for those directly affected by land grabs to share their experiences, suffering, and collectively strategize to challenge institutional and corporate land grabbers.
In association with this summit, The Oakland Institute along with Indian partner groups held a press conference February 5 on the Impacts of Indian Agricultural Investments in Ethiopia.
New reports released by the Oakland Institute:
Schedule of Events:
Oakland Institute reporting on land grabs in Ethiopia: