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Acronym: 
WFAL

Location

Valencia
Spain
ES

The goal of the WFAL 2016 had been to organise a world forum in 2016 to address the major issues linked to unequal access to land, natural resources (see The Call). Finally, the global assembly took place in Valencia, Spain (31st March, 1-2 April 2016) with more than  400 participants from 70 countries from today at the Global Forum on Access to Land and Natural Resources.

Ten years after the World Forum on Agrarian Reforms (Valencia, Spain, 2004) and the International Conference on Agrarian Reform and Rural Development (Porto Alegre, Brazil, 2006) the trends seemed unchanged if not worse. 

Making a precise assessment of the situation had been imperative. An evaluation of the short and long terms consequences had been essential. It couldn’t must ignore none of the great economical, social, political and environmental prejudices due to the ongoing processes. It was the condition to identify responses able to solve the problems.

Implementing such an analysis had been possible according to the signatories of the WFAL 2016 Call, if citizens from every continent and the organizations in charge of representing or guaranteeing their interets could effectively debate into a structured and contradictory process: farmer and other civil society organisations, governmental organisations, indepedant or public research institutes.

The WFAL 2016 Call aimed at creating the conditions necessary for such a debate, with the guarantee that each one’s point of view and analysis had been taken into consideration by all, towards the invention of the most constructive proposals.

World Forum on Access to Land 2016 Resources

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Synthèse d'atelier 3 - Forum Mondial Sur L'Accès à La Terre

Conference Papers & Reports
January, 2017
Global

On assiste actuellement au développement d’un ensemble de lois et de pratiques qui excluent les pêcheurs artisanaux et leurs communautés du contrôle des ressources halieutiques. Lorsque l’on évoque les phénomènes d’accaparements, un intérêt très faible et secondaire est généralement accordé à la question des ressources halieutiques. Pourtant, la pêche et l’aquaculture sont à la base de la survie économique de millions de personnes1. De même, l’activité halieutique est essentielle pour garantir la sécurité alimentaire mondiale.

Library Resource

Synthesis Workshop 3 - World Forum on Access to Land

Conference Papers & Reports
January, 2017
Global

We are currently seeing the development of a set of laws and practices preventing artisanal fishermen and their communities from having rights to fishing stock. The topic of halieutic resources generally provokes little interest when raised in relation to natural resources grabbing, despite the fact that millions of people’s income earning rely on fishing and aquaculture1. In the same way, fishing is vital to ensuring global food security. In many countries, fish is the largest source of high-quality animal protein for people and form an important part of their diet.

Library Resource

Synthèse d'Atelier 2- Forum Mondial Sur L'Accès à La Terre

Conference Papers & Reports
January, 2017
Global

Au même titre que les autres ressources, les territoires forestiers sont accaparés. Des entreprises, souvent avec l'appui des États, dégradent ces territoires et dépossèdent les populations locales de leurs lieux de vie ou des ressources dont dépendent leurs conditions de vie. Ces territoires sont mis en péril par des concessions d'exploitation des forêts et des ressources minières, des projets hydroélectriques ou d’infrastructures de transport, des concessions touristiques, de chasse, par l'expansion des surfaces agricoles ou encore l'exploitation illégale de bois.

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Synthesis Workshop 2 - World Forum on access to land

Conference Papers & Reports
January, 2017
Global

In the same way as other resources, forest territories are being grabbed. Companies, often with the support of States, degrade these territories and deprive local people of their homes or resources on which their living conditions depend.

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Synthesis Workshop 1 - World Forum on Access to Land

Conference Papers & Reports
January, 2017
Global

After an initial plenary session on developments in access to land and natural resources in the different continents, the workshop participants were given the opportunity to give their many personal accounts, describe the various forms of land grabbing and concentration, discuss the scope of the processes under way and question whether the tools available to quantify them were adequate.

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