Governments, transnational corporations, and investors are “grabbing land” to secure food, water, energy and factors of production abroad, and to boost economic activity through development projects. The March webinar looked at specific cases of land grabbing in Cameroon, Honduras and the Gran Chaco Region of South America and explored ways local communities are being impacted and mobilizing for change. Panelists: Jaff Napoleon Bamenjo, Coordinator of RELUFA, Joining Hands Cameroon; Stephen Bartlett, Coordinator for Constituency Education, Agricultural Missions, Inc.; Fionuala Cregan, Program Officer for the South American Chaco, Church World Service. Watch the recording.
In the last decade, many developing countries have witnessed a huge increase in land deals that have resulted in the forceful eviction of small farmers and Indigenous communities from their lands and livelihoods.