Reuters--Wealthy U.S. and European investors are accumulating large swaths of African agricultural lands in deals that have little accountability and give them greater control over food supply for the world's poor, according to a report released Wednesday.
Read more about the Oakland Institute's ground-breaking research, which reveals previously unpublished details about land grabs across Africa.
Автор: Джойс Нельсон
Оригинал публикации: Monsanto and Ukraine
While the ongoing conflict in the Ukraine is dominated by geopolitical tussles between global role-players, it also impacts agriculture and global food security in more than one way.
The ongoing conflict in the Ukraine is primarily embedded in a political tussle between Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarus (the emerging Eurasian Economic Union) on the one hand and the European Union (EU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the other hand.
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by Frédéric Mousseau
In this column, Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Directory of the Oakland Institute and co-author of the report ‘Walking on the West Side: the World Bank and the IMF in the Ukraine Conflict’, argues that IMF and World Bank aid packages contingent on austerity reforms will have a devastating impact on Ukrainians’ standard of living and increase poverty in the country.
by Frédéric Mousseau
OAKLAND, United States - Mostly unreported as the Ukraine conflict captures headlines, international financing has played a significant role in the current conflict in Ukraine.
Sacrificing Food Security for Profit
A recent review carried out by the organization GRAIN revealed that small farms produce most of the world’s food and are more productively efficient than large farms .
NEW YORK, 2 août (IPS) – Au milieu de l'exode de quelque 100.000 personnes à partir de l'est de l’Ukraine déchiré par le conflit, les combats en cours dans les bastions urbains de Donetsk et de Luhansk entre soldats ukrainiens et rebelles séparatistes, et des négociations pour plus de sanctions contre la Russie, il est difficile de se concentrer sur les changements les plus subtils qui s’opèrent dans ce pays d'Europe orientale.
In this column, Anuradha Mittal, Executive Director of the Oakland Institute, an independent policy think tank on today’s most pressing social, economic, and environmental issues, argues that the time has come for a more holistic discussion of land deals that places transfer of land in both the developed and developing worlds along the same continuous spectrum.