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Reports

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The many faces of land grabbing. Cases from Africa and Latin America

Ejolt report 10: The many faces of land grabbing. Cases from Africa and Latin America. The report can be downloaded here. Abstract The two big global crises that erupted in 2008 – the world …

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An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South. Conflicts, trends and resistance struggles

Ejolt Report 3: An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South. Conflicts, trends and resistance struggles ENGLISH EJOLT Report 3 (Low resolution) for online viewing. ENGLISH EJOLT Report 3 (High resolution) for printing. SPANISH EJOLT Report 3 …

Briefings

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Living beyond our means: Europe must fit within the planetary boundaries and stop land grabbing

For the past few years, investors have been scrambling to take control of farmland in Asia, Africa, Latin America and Eastern Europe. EU- and US- based companies and financial institutions …

EJOLT policy briefing on Tree Plantations

From 15 million hectares around 1990 to 60+ million hectares in 2010. The explosion of industrial tree plantations (ITPs) in the South is vast and goes much faster than in the North. Cheap land and …

Videos

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Watch a GAIA-EJOLT video on Waste Wars in Delhi

Delhi Waste Wars is a short video documentary directed by Leah Temper and edited by Siobhan McKeown. A battle is brewing in Delhi, India over access and control to garbage. For decades, informal …

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Watch an ASO-EJOLT Video on landgrabbing in Gambela

Grabbing Gambela is a short video documentary about a massive takeover of agricultural lands in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia. Since 2008, the Ethiopian government has signed deals with investors …

VIDEOs made by partners in EJOLT

Our 23 EJOLT partners produce a variety of video’s. We collect them in our vimeo account. Here are a few of them: This is a 12 minute video on unequal paper …

Podcasts

Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project2

Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

Devlin Kuyek on the ProSavana project1

Imagine a land of 14 million hectares, bigger than Switzerland and Austria combined. Populated by millions of farming families that together practice shifting cultivation. Now imagine a foreign consultant saying …

Silas Siakor: landgrabbing in Liberia 2

In this second podcast with Silas Siakor we dig further in the dirty deals of landgrabbing in Liberia. Women have been put out of jobs and the jobs that the …

Silas Siakor: landgrabbing in Liberia

In this podcast we dig into one of the poorest countries in the world: Liberia. Huge landgrabs are taking place above the heads of people that own and farm the …

Other

An EJOLT poster on Industrial Tree Plantation Conflicts

This poster was used in the PERL conference ‘Beyond Consumption. Pathways to responsible living’ (19-20 March 2012, Berlin). Click for more detail.

Latest from the Blog

Walls and the Tiger

By Sushma Kallam and Nick Meynen When a traditional rural community in Southeast India is shattered by so-called “development”, pushing farmers to suicide, all hope seems lost. But determined to save …

West Africa: allocating land for food sovereignty or for exports?

By Sonia Goicoechea. While in the West African region about 35 million people remind undernourished (FAO), dangerous investments in the agricultural sector are threating the environment and further undermining the right …