Updates

New Laws Threaten Family Farmers and Ethnic Communities in Myanmar

The VFV Law, the Farmland Act, and the LAAR Law are designed to encourage the legal takeover of lands that millions of farmers and Indigenous people rely on for their livelihoods.

Land Privatization: Why Sri Lanka Must Reject the MCC Compact

A recent report by the Oakland Institute examines the MCC compact with Sri Lanka and raises alarm over the irreversible consequences of embarking on land privatization – when most of the land is public in the country.

US Corporations a Driving Force Behind ‘Unprecedented Wave’ of Global Land Privatization: Report

Source: Common Dreams July 14, 2020 by Julia Conley, staff writer “Unfettered capitalism has brought us to this disaster. We must halt…

Privatisation ‘Wave’ Hurts Poor as Pandemic Heightens Risks

Source: Reuters July 14, 2020 Rina Chandran, Thomson Reuters Foundation BANGKOK, July 14 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – A push to privatise land…

New Report Warns of an Unprecedented Wave of Land Privatization

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— July 14, 2020 Contact:Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-530-5126 Oakland, CA—Amidst a worsening climate crisis, the Oakland Institute’s new report, Driving…

Driving Dispossession: Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

These Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) summarize some of the key findings and analysis of the Oakland Institute new report, Driving Dispossession: The…

World Bank’s COVID-19 Assistance to Kenya Benefits Multinational Agribusiness and Agrochemical Firms

Despite the unprecedented nature of the Covid-19 pandemic, the World Bank continues to drive “private sector solutions to development” under the faulty assumption that catering to multinational companies will trickle down and benefit all.

Conditional Loans, Uncontrolled Misery: Doing Business in India in the Times of Corona

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought up the specter of the Indian partition as the country continues to witness the misery of large–scale…

UN Under Fire Over Choice of ‘Corporate Puppet’ as Envoy at Key Food Summit

Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Kaamil Ahmed, The Guardian A global summit on food security is at risk of being dominated by big…

Call to Revoke AGRA’s Agnes Kalibata as Special Envoy to 2021 UN Food Systems Summit

February 10, 2020 António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations New York, NY USA Call to Revoke AGRA’s Agnes Kalibata as Special Envoy to…

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