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Together for Justice: 2012 International Gathering  

August 13-15, 2012
Catholic Theological Union
Chicago, IL

 

 

Land Grabs in Africa: Economic Growth or Re-Colonization?

Led by Anuradha Mittal from the Oakland Institute

This session provided an overview of the reality of land grabs in Africa, based on extensive research and advocacy conducted by the Oakland Institute.  Topics discussed included resistance from impacted communities, grassroots and national organizations in Africa, and solidarity networks and ways to join and support this struggle.

Check out the Oakland Institute's latest report and film on land grab in Cameroon. Our Joining Hands network in Cameroon RELUFA is taking up the Herakles Farms land grab as a campaign and also has come out with a report on Herakles.

 The Herakles Debacle

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa, Massive Deforestation Portrayed as Sustainable Development: The Deceit of Herakles Farms in Cameroon

Herakles’ 13th Labour?  A Study of SGSOC’s Land Concession in South-West Cameroon


More Reports on Land:

Our Land, Our Lives: Time Out on the Global Land Rush

Dealing with Disclosure: Improving Transparency in Decision-Making over Large-Scale Land Acquisitions, Allocations and Investments

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: FAQs on Food Security & Western Investors

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: The Role of the World Bank Group

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: Lives on Hold- The Impact of Agrisol’s Land Deal in Tanzania

Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa: FAQs on How Land Grabs Contribute to Hunger and Conflict

The Big Banana Trailer


Other Land Access and Food Justice Materials:

The GMO Emperor Has No Clothes: A Global Citizens Report on the State of GMOs

Protecting Traditional Agricultural Knowledge

The Great Food Robbery: How corporations control food, grab land, and destroy the climate

Promover el Derecho a la Alimentación

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