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Digitalization of agriculture : what are the risks for farmers and populations (...)

Cédric Leterme 23/05/19

In March 2019, an international meeting of social movements was held in Bangkok, Thailand, devoted to digital justice [1]. About sixty activists and academics from all over the world participated. Cédric Leterme, researcher at Centre (...)

Numérisation de l’agriculture : quels risques pour les paysans et populations du (...)

Cédric Leterme 23/04/19

En mars 2019 s’est tenue à Bangkok, en Thaïlande, une rencontre internationale de mouvements sociaux consacrée à la « justice numérique ». Une soixantaine d’activistes et universitaires, issus du monde entier, y ont participé. Entretien avec Kartini (...)

Sangue indígena : nenhuma gota a mais

17/01/19

Trinta anos depois de aprovada a Constituição Federal de 1988, que trouxe o respeito à identidade cultural dos povos indígenas e ao direito sobre as terras que tradicionalmente ocupam, nós continuamos sofrendo ameaças. A mais recente, ​cometida pelo (...)

Trade Unions protest against Modi’s “pro-corporate” and “anti-people” labour (...)

Nileena MS 09/01/19

On 3 January this year, the union cabinet cleared an amendment to the Trade Union Act, 1926, eliciting protests from ten out of 13 of the country’s central trade unions, who termed it “an attempt to retain arbitrary power in their hands in order (...)

Narrativas de la crisis socioecológica en el Antropoceno

Maristella Svampa 20/12/18

En medio de la crisis ecológica y el calentamiento global, se ha expandido el uso del concepto « Antropoceno » para caracterizar nuestra época. Al mismo tiempo, las imágenes del fin pueblan diversas advertencias, análisis y pronósticos referidos al (...)

UN General Assembly adopts Peasant Rights declaration ! Now focus is on its (...)

19/12/18

Today, 17 December 2018, the 73 Session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA 73) in New York adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas. Now that the declaration is an international legal (...)

Tour d’horizon de la problématique foncière : enjeux, défis et perspectives

Laurent Delcourt 06/12/18

Madagascar est un pays profondément rural et agricole. La campagne constitue le cadre de vie des trois quarts de ses 24 à 25 millions d’habitants. Premier secteur économique du pays (entre 25 et 30 % du PIB) et principale source de devises (26 % du (...)

The changing face of food retail in India

Shalmali Guttal 14/11/18

To date, there is little reliable evidence to back the claims that corporate food retail will enhance food security and employment. Global experience shows that supermarkets tend to restructure food production and markets to cater to expanding (...)

Expropriation without compensation : how far can it go ?

Mazibuko Jara 14/09/18

How should we read the raging debate on land reform since Parliament’s resolution to explore constitutional amendments that may allow for the expropriation of land without compensation ? What space is there for radical land and agrarian reform (...)

China’s agricultural reform grows bolder

Jikun Huang, Scott Rozelle 12/09/18

The past 40 years of development and reform have profoundly changed China’s agricultural and rural areas. Annual growth of real agricultural GDP averaged 4.5 per cent during this time. China, with nearly 20 per cent of the world’s population but (...)

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