Land Rights

June 8, 2011
Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.
July 15, 2011
Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.
August 19, 2014
by Frédéric Mousseau In this column, Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Directory of the Oakland Institute and co-author of the report ‘Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict’, argues that IMF and World Bank aid packages contingent on austerity reforms will have a devastating impact on Ukrainians’ standard of living and increase poverty in the country.
August 13, 2014
by Frédéric Mousseau OAKLAND, United States - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.
August 6, 2014
Sacrificing Food Security for Profit A recent review carried out by the organization GRAIN revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food and are more productively efficient than large farms [1].
August 2, 2014
NEW YORK, 2 août (IPS) – Au milieu de l'exode de quelque 100.000 personnes à partir de l'est de l’Ukraine déchiré par le conflit, les combats en cours dans les bastions urbains de Donetsk et de Luhansk entre soldats ukrainiens et rebelles séparatistes, et des négociations pour plus de sanctions contre la Russie, il est difficile de se concentrer sur les changements les plus subtils qui s’opèrent dans ce pays d'Europe orientale.
August 4, 2014
In this column, Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank on today’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues, argues that the time has come for a more holistic discussion of land deals that places transfer of land in both the developed and developing worlds along the same continuous spectrum.
July 11, 2014
C’est la nouvelle tocade des golden boys de la finance américaine. (398 milliards d’euros) d’actifs (TIAA-CREF). Absent du secteur agricole Aucune volonté de se mettre au vert. Mais plutôt l’idée d’engranger de juteux profits.
August 1, 2014
New York (IPS) – Während sich die internationale Aufmerksamkeit auf die politische Krise in der Ukraine fokussiert, treibt die dortige Regierung von Präsident Petro Poroschenko eine Reihe von Reformen voran. Die von Weltbank und Internationalem Währungsfonds (IWF) ausgehandelten Abkommen geben Aktivistengruppen jedoch Anlass zu Sorge.
August 1, 2014
News from Brussels on July 28 and from Washington on July 29 that both the EU and US are stepping up sanctions on Russia have been met with a general "it's about time" from the world. Nobody outside Russia, it seems, has trouble roundly condemning Russian President Vladimir Putin for fuelling this terrible conflict, or approving of punitive western responses.