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Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations leads international efforts to defeat hunger. Serving both developed and developing countries, FAO acts as a neutral forum where all nations meet as equals to negotiate a...
International Fund for Agricultural Development
IFAD is a specialized agency of the United Nations established as an international financial institution in 1977 as the outcome of a conference organized in response to the food crises of the early 1970s that primarily affected th...
UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) was founded on 16 November 1945. For this specialized United Nations agency, it is not enough to build classrooms in devastated countries or to publish ...
Zatoun
Zatoun is an NGO which brings fair trade olive oil from occupied Palestine. It highlights the plight of Palestinian farmers and the destruction of their livelihood. Olive oil is a basic food which reminds us of our common humanity...

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Agroecology as a Tool for Liberation: Transforming Industrial Agribusiness in El Salvador
Bell, Beverly
Article
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 l...
Connexions Library: Agriculture and Farming Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on farming and agriculture.
Ethiopia's stolen land.
'A common property of the nations and peoples'
Stienne, Agnes
Article
2013
Le Monde diplomatique
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 financi...
Farmers in Palestine create amazing produce in adverse conditions - and are fighting to export them
Blythman, Joanna
Article
2009
The Observer
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 ...
Ghana's farmers battle "Monsanto law' to retain seed freedom
Walker, Chris; Tickell, Oliver
Article
2014
The Ecologist
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 bl...
Indian agribusiness sets sights on land in east Africa
Vidal, John
Article
2011
The Guardian
Indian investors plan to spend $2.5bn on acquiring vast tracts of cheap farming land in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Uganda.
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
Provost, Clare; McClanahan, Paige
Article
2012
The Guardian
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 opportu...
The tremendous success of agroecology in Africa
Todhunter, Colion
Article
2015
Ecologist
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, comb...
The Very Future of Third World Agriculture Is at Stake
Sharma, Devinder
Article
2013
Inter Press Service
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 ...


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