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Appropriation, Concentration of Land and land grabbing Worldwide.

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puce Investment: magic word or trap ?
Michel Merlet

Everyone seems to agree on the need for “investment” in agriculture to fight hunger and support rural development, but the focus is exclusively on investment funds and big business, and nothing about farmers. Is the term part of a disinformation campaign to serve the interests of only a few?
It was only around 1920 that the meaning of the word investment, as we know it today, arose: providing capital to a company so that it may acquire equipment and other means of production. This definition (...)

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puce Endorsement of the « Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure ... »

After a long process of consultation and negotiation that started in 2009 and involved government institutions, the civil society, the private sector, the academic world of about 130 countries and the UN agencies, the Committee on World Food Security (CFS) ratified the « Voluntary Guidelines on the Responsible Governance of Tenure of Land, Fisheries and Forests in the Context of National Food Security. ».
The presentation of FAO’s website that we reproduce below underlines in a very clear way (...)

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