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Land grabbing

Slow Food launched a global campaign to stop land grabbing in 2010. The term ‘land grabbing’ is used to describe the purchase or lease of large tracts of fertile land by public or private entities, a phenomenon that rose significantly following the 2007-2008 world food economic crisis. Today land grabbing involves millions of hectares, equivalent to an area as big as Spain, and it continues to spread relentlessly. In addition to an international awareness campaign, Slow Food works with communities whose land is often targeted. Our projects with small-scale producers assert the right to food sovereignty and to a good, clean and fair food for everyone by focusing on developing sustainable agriculture and safeguarding food production knowledge. Find out more? Browse the articles below and explore the Land Grabbing campaign pages.

Articles found: 18

Mexico | 30/04/2014 | Indigenous producers from the Slow Food Puebla Sierra Norte Native Bees’ Honey Presidium fight to keep their...

10/04/2014 | A Mexican artist depicts threats to his indigenous community - a Slow Food Presidium for honey - through a...

Mexico | 19/11/2013 | Indigenous communities from the Sierra Norte mountain range are coming under threat as international...

Congo Kinshasa | 19/08/2013 | Oil exploration in the DRC’s Virunga Park could endanger the environment and local communities...

Italy | 21/05/2013 | Carlo Petrini and journalist Stefano Liberti talk about land grabbing in the African continent...

Italy | 11/05/2013 | Who does the sea belong to? A panel of academics, activists and fishers gathered on the third day of Slow...

Colombia | 10/10/2012 | Land grabbing in Colombia is causing incalculable damage to the environment and local communities. One...

Senegal | 17/08/2012 | From Senegal to Tanzania, the land-grabbing phenomenon is spreading fast and some notorious examples are...

Kenya | 18/07/2012 | The untold impact of land grabbing, dams and large-scale agribusiness on Kenya’s tribes…

26/06/2012 | Slow Food and 60 civil society organizations demand pension funds and other financial institutions stop using...

Italy | 09/05/2012 | Italian author and director Stefano Liberti talks about the privatization of land, the topic of his latest...

Belgium | 16/04/2012 | Via Campesina’s International Day of Peasants' Struggle on April 17 focuses on the worrying global phenomenon...

Madagascar | 12/08/2011 | Communities across the African island suffer as traditional holdings are lost in ‘land grabbing’ sales to...

Italy | 22/10/2010 | “Colonialist, Imperialist and Criminal”: The Growing Phenomenon of Land Grabbing in Africa

Italy | 21/10/2010 | At the Salone del Gusto, participants debate the growing phenomenon of land grabbing in Africa

Italy | 04/05/2010 | Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity joins campaign to say no to the principles of “responsible”...

Italy | 15/04/2010 | The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity joins the protest against land grabbing in the Global South

South Korea | 18/02/2009 | Agricultural land is being sold in poor countries all over the world where governments are desperate for...

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