Food First's executive director, Eric Holt-Giménez speaking on land sovereignty at the Land Grabbing II conference
Land has become a refuge for surplus capital. Many of these land grabs are not for production, but rather for short-term financial speculation and much of this speculation is happening at the hands of local global elites.
A proactive strategy of resistance is "Land Sovereignty." Holt-Giménez announces a new activist-research collective for Land Sovereignty in the Americas, pointing out a number of 4-page briefs already written by Latin American activist scholars, and announcing the upcoming release of a Food First book, Grabbing Power: The New Struggles for Land, Food & Democracy in Northern Honduras.
Watch this short presentation by Eric Holt-Giménez for more details of the land sovereignty framework being implemented by this new activist-research collective.