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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 …

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 …

Land-grabbing driven by greed, not by need

By Nick Meynen and Leah Temper When UNEPs International Resource Panel (IRP) presented “Assessing Global Land Use” at Davos, they said that to prevent the collapse of global ecosystems, greater efficiency …

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 …

Rio Tinto: compensation manipulation in southeast Madagascar

By Shareen Elnaschie The remote region of Anosy in southeast Madagascar has been undergoing significant and rapid change due to mining-led development that has been clashing with local culture, stimulating dramatic shifts …

Calabar Declaration

From the World Rainforest Movement We, members of communities affected by industrial monoculture oil palm plantations, including peasant movements, as well as other civil society organizations from Africa, Europe, the Americas …

Tree plantations: conflicts, trends and resistance. Updated report in Bahasa

The work done in EJOLT is recognised by environmental justice organisations in many corners of the world. Recently, the largest Indonesian environmental organisation – WALHI or Friends of the Earth …

Alf Hornborg: ecolog. unequal exchange

In this 2th part of his talk with Firoze Manji, Alf talks about the ‘fetisjization’ of technology while also explaining why he makes exceptions to his fundamental technology critique for …

Alf Hornborg: land vs. money valuation

Professor Alf Hornborg is best known for his understanding on the concept of ‘ecological unequal exchange’. He talks on alternative value measurements compared to paper money. “When the UK, in …

EJOLT REPORT 3: An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South. Conflicts, trends and resistance struggles

As we write from the Rio+20 conference center, we see environmentalists and policymakers from all over the world gathering for the most important environmental conference in this decennium. They will …

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