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  1. Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    "We say that every square meter of land that is worked with agro-ecology is a liberated square meter. We see it as a tool to transform farmers''social and economic conditions. We see it as a tool of liberation from the unsustainable capitalist agricultural model that oppresses farmers."
  2. The AT Reader
    Theory and Practice in Appropriate Technology

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1985
    An introduction to appropriate technology, both as an explanation of the concerpt and extensive examples and applications.
  3. Bangladesh: Of Disasters and a Disastrous Development
    Resource Type: Article
    Dispossession, disparities in land distribution, and inappropriate development strategies in Bangladesh.
  4. Capitalism and Underdevelopment in Latin America
    Historical Studies of Chile and Brazil

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1969
    The four essays in this book offer a sweeping reinterpretation of Latin American history as an aspect of the world-wide spread of capitalism in its commercial and industrial phases.
  5. A century of sugar and tears
    Guadeloupe has bulit a slavery memorial centre on the site of a gigantic sugar refinery, believing it's necessary to acknowledge

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    Present day Guadeloupei s coming to terms with a grim past through the Caribbean Centre of Expression and Memory of Slavery and the Slave Trade (MACTe), a new museum and memorial built symbolically on a waterfront site associated with slavery, segregation and conflict.
  6. Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
  7. Ethiopia's stolen land.
    'A common property of the nations and peoples'

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Government plans to reform Ethiopia’s agriculture failed to consider the country’s peasant culture, subsistence farming and basic needs such as water to drink. Instead, it let the agrifood and financial giants take much of the most fertile land from peasant farmers.
  8. Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2009
    Palestine produces some of the finest olive oils in the world, not to mention dates, nuts, tomatoes - even wine. Now, despite the conflict, farmers are finding ways to export their produce - and show the world that their country is still the land of milk and honey.
  9. Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    Ghana's government is desperate to pass a Plant Breeders Bill that would remove farmers' ancient 'seed freedom' to grow, retain, breed and develop crop varieties - while giving corporate breeders a blanket exemption from seed regulations. But the farmers are fighting back.
  10. GMOs, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Choice
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2018
    One of the myths perpetuated by the pro-GMO (genetically modified organisms) lobby is that critics of GMOs in agriculture are denying choice to farmers and have an ideological agenda. The narrative is that farmers should have access to a range of tools and technologies, including GM crops. But GM agriculture is not 'feeding the world', nor has it been designed to do so. The choice for farmers between a technology based on broken promises and conventional non-GMO agriculture is no choice at all.
  11. The Great Grain Drain
    An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Food insecurity in the Developing Countries

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1998
    The right to food is a fundamental human right. How then do we account for the over 800 million food insecure people in the world of which approximately 350 million reside in India? The problem, especially in India, is often not lack of food but lack of access to it.
    This book brings together the thoughts of India's foremost thinkers on the issue of food insecurity.
  12. The History of Costa Rica
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2007
    An overview of Costa Rican history with an emphasis on how Costa Ricans have been able to make their own history, "though they do not make it just as they choose."
  13. How food and water are driving a 21st-century African land grab
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2010
  14. Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
  15. Open Veins of Latin America
    Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    A political economy, a social and cultural narrative, and a powerful description of primitive capital accumulation.
  16. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - January 21, 2018
    What are we eating?

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2018
    What are we eating? A simple question which opens up a labyrinth of devilishly complex issues about production and distribution, access to land, control of water, prices, health and safety, migrant labour, and much else.
    For millions of people, the answer is brutally simple: not enough to survive. UNICEF estimates that 300 million children go to bed hungry each night, and that more than 8,000 children under the age of five die of malnutrition every day. The UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) estimates that 12% of the world's population is chronically malnourished.
    How is this possible in a world where there is an enormous surplus of food, where farmers are paid not to grow food?
    A short answer is that food production and distribution are driven by the need to make profits, rather than by human needs.
  17. Patent Folly
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1995
    The misuse of patents rights and associated dangers.
  18. Sierra Leone: local resistance grows as investors snap up land
    Farmers and activists more transparent about large-scale land deals with foreign firms and t

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    Ten years after the end of civil war in Sierra Leone, the government is taking great pains to attract large-scale agribusiness investments, which it says will help boost exports and employment opportunites.
  19. The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2015
    A quiet revolution has been working its way across Africa. Agroecological farming, constantly adapting to local needs, customs, soils and climates, has been improving nutrition, reducing poverty, combatting climate change, and enriching farmland.
  20. The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Food security is simply a smokescreen to provide a cover-up for the global efforts being made to dismantle the very foundations of Third World agriculture. Putting more income into the hands of Third World farmers is not acceptable, as it makes developing country agriculture economically viable and therefore deals a blow to U.S. agribusiness trade interests.
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