Many Latin American countries recognize the property rights of indigenous and Afro-descendant people, but those laws do little to protect women’s access to land
Latin America’s indigenous and Afro-descendant communities are facing not just one pandemic, but three. Women bear the brunt of them all, which threatens communities’ very survival.
El papel del campesinado, “como siempre”, es el de “producir alimentos sanos para la población del mundo”. En tanto, el rol de los gobiernos es proteger a trabajadores/as”.
Anderson Amaro, Movimiento de Agricultores de Brasil (MPA)
Por: Javier Suazo
“Land for me is life.”
“It is everything, it is health, food security, and dignity.”
“It is life, overcoming adversity, and land security.”
“[Land for me is…] achievement and sustainability.”
“It is our home, where we raise our children, and where we preserve our culture.” – What does land mean for you? (2015)
In a saturated marketplace, food and beverage companies too often avoid addressing land rights issues.