by Saturnino M. Borras, Jr., Jennifer Franco and Chunyu Wang
This brief provides crucial context for understanding land grabbing and discusses three political tendencies in global land governance. Understanding these tendencies is critical if transnational movements are to carry out effective advocacy campaigns against land grabbing. This is the second brief in the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas series, co-published by Food First and the Transnational Institute.
Land & Sovereignty Brief No. 1 - "Sons and Daughters of the Earth": Indigenous communities and land grabs in Guatemala
by Alberto Alonso-Fradejas
In the face of violent dispossession and incorporation into an exploitative labor regime, indigenous peasant families in northern Guatemala are struggling to access land and defend their resources as the basis of their collective identity as Q'eqchi' peoples or R'al Ch'och ("sons and daughters of the earth"). This brief is the first in the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas series, co-published by Food First and the Transnational Institute.
Policy Brief No. 19 Cutting Through the Red Tape: A Resource Guide for Local Food Policy Practitioners & Organizers
By Beth Sanders, MPH, Intern, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy and Annie Shattuck, Research Fellow, Food First/Institute for Food and Development Policy
Written By Eric Holt-Giménez and Annie Shattuck