This website contains mainly news reports about the global rush to buy up or lease farmlands abroad as a strategy to secure basic food supplies or simply for profit. Its purpose is to serve as a resource for those monitoring or researching the issue, particularly social activists, non-government organisations and journalists.
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Library ResourceReports & ResearchMyanmar, South-Eastern Asia
Library ResourceReports & ResearchMyanmar
Several articles on land grabbing in Burma/Myanmar
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2008Myanmar
Today’s food and financial crises have, in tandem, triggered a new global land grab. On the one hand, “food insecure” governments that rely on imports to feed their people are snatching up vast areas of farmland abroad for their own offshore food production. On the other hand, food corporations and private investors, hungry for profits in the midst of the deepening financial crisis, see investment in foreign farmland as an important new source of revenue. As a result, fertile agricultural land is becoming increasingly privatised and concentrated.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJanuary, 2017Myanmar
GRAIN is a small international non-profit organisation that works to support small farmers and social movements in their struggles for community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems. Our support takes the form of independent research and analysis, networking at local, regional and international levels, and fostering new forms of cooperation and alliance-building. Most of our work is oriented towards, and carried out in, Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchOctober, 2012Myanmar
The current reforms in Burma/Myanmar are worsening land grabs in the country. Since the mid-2000s there has been a spike in land grabs, especially leading up to the 2010 national elections. Military and government authorities have been granting large-scale land concessions to well-connected Burmese companies.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchJune, 2017Cambodia
A new joint report from Community Network in Action (CNA), Ponlok Khmer, GRAIN, Cambodia Indigenous Youth Association (CIYA), and the Asia Indigenous Peoples Pact (AIPP) exposes the devastating consequences of land grabs for indigenous communities in Preah Vihear province, northern Cambodia.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2016Global, Vietnam
The world's largest agribusiness corporations are rolling out a public-private partnership programme to take control of food and farming in the Global South.
Library ResourceReports & ResearchDecember, 2015Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam
The April 2015 edition of Against the Grain -- a report by Genetic Resources Action International (GRAIN) on laws and mechanisms in Asia that result in land transfer from independent farmers to larger entities.
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