Land Rights

Food Security a Hostage to Wall Street and US Global Hegemony

Colin Todhunter


Last month, World Food Day celebrated ‘Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth’. According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization’s website:

More on Green Resources’ plantations in Uganda: Response from Oakland Institute to Mads Asprem

Last week, REDD-Monitor wrote about a Norwegian company called Green Resources and the company’s carbon plantations in Uganda. A report published by the Oakland Institute coined the term “carbon violence” to describe the impact of the plantations on local people.

Ethiopian Government to People: This Land is Your Land—Psyche!

by Vince Beiser

Ethiopia’s rapid growth in recent years—per capita GDP has more than quadrupled since 2002—is often touted as an African success story. But the economic boom is costing traditional pastoral people their land and livelihoods, a new report charges.

A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

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Anuradha Mittal, amittal@oaklandinstitute.org, +1-510-469-5228

 

A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

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A Statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa

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'Nightmare' for Ethiopian pastoralists as foreign investors buy up land

Ethiopia’s policy of leasing millions of hectares of land to foreign investors is encouraging human rights violations, ruining livelihoods and disturbing a delicate political balance between ethnic groups, a thinktank report has found.

Land Wars: Ethiopia Accused of Massacring Civilians to Clear Way for Foreign Farms

WARNING: This article contains disturbing images

Ethiopia, one of the world's hungriest countries, is selling off vast chunks of its land to foreign investors who are growing food products for export — and those who get in the government's way are being killed or silenced, according to a new investigation.

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