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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

Image: Samuel Phillips   The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have committed billions of dollars in loans to help countries…

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…

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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…

Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA como Enviado Especial para la Cumbre de los Sistemas Alimentarios de las Naciones Unidas de 2021

10 de febrero de 2020 António Guterres Secretary-General, United Nations New York, NY USA Llamado a revocar a Agnes Kalibata de AGRA…

An Open Letter to the World Bank on its 20th Land and Poverty Conference

Ms. Kristalina Georgieva Interim President, World Bank 1818 H Street NW Washington, DC, 20433   End the Enabling the Business of Agriculture…

World Bank’s New Scheme to Privatize Land in the Developing World Exposed

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— January 24, 2019 Media Contact: Frédéric Mousseau fmousseau@oaklandinstitute.org +1-510-512-5458 Oakland, CA—In advance of the release of the World Bank’s…

The Toll of Doing Business on People and the Environment in India

—FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE— October 9, 2018 Media Contact: Anuradha Mittal amittal@oaklandinstitute.org +1 510-469-5228 Oakland, CA—On the eve of the World Bank’s annual…

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

Image: Samuel Phillips   The World Bank and International Monetary Fund (IMF) have committed billions of dollars in loans to help countries…

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…

Emperor Has No New Clothes

Reformed World Bank Program Still Fails the Farmers In 2013, the World Bank launched the Enabling the Business of Agriculture (EBA) project,…

A Response to Klaus Deininger’s Blog Post The World Bank’s Land and Poverty Conference: 20 years on

Dear Mr. Deininger, Your recent blog post surprisingly contradicts the prescriptions and policy guidance that your organization, the World Bank, gives to…

Collapsed Buildings & Lost Lives in Palu: The Tragic Cost of the World Bank’s #DoingBusiness Rankings

Elizabeth Fraser Last Friday, devastation ripped through Palu, Indonesia as both a massive 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami struck the coastal…

A New Milestone Towards a Sustainable Food System – FAO Agroecology Symposium

ROME, Italy—April 3-5, 2018, hallways of the FAO (UN Food and Agriculture Organization) buzzed with over 700 representatives from government, civil society,…

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