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  1. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    January, 2010

    Since the 2008 food price crisis, foreign investors have been acquiring more and more land in poor countries for producing foodstuffs and biofuels for their own use. Such investments have the potential to promote rural development and food security worldwide. By the same token, however, there is the danger of countless small farmers losing their land, of food insecurity increasing in many places, and of social and ecological systems collapsing through pure "land grabbing".

  2. Library Resource
    Institutional & promotional materials
    May, 2009
    Canada, United States of America, Africa, Central America, Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia, Europe

    La agricultura familiar –unidad productiva basada en profundos vínculos que unen a una tierra y a un núcleo familiar concretos-, representa un sector de gran valor simbólico y estratégico por sus funciones económicas, sociales, culturales, medioambientales, territoriales y de seguridad alimentaria. La agricultura familiar es mucho más que un modelo de economía agraria: es la base de la producción sostenible de alimentos, de la gestión medioambiental del territorio y de su biodiversidad.

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