This is the fourth video in a series produced by Swift grantee, Groundswell International. In this video, learn how women farmers in Ghana are working together and sharing knowledge with other women in their communities to restore native crops and protect indigenous seeds. To view this five minute video, click here.
The Gaia Foundation’s new report - UnderMining Agriculture: How the Extractives Industries Threaten our Food Systems exposes the hidden costs of mining on food, water, land, air and climate, showing how each is increasingly affected by toxins as the global land and water grab intensifies. Click here to read more.
The research for this report is part of African Centre for Biosafety’s multi-year research programme in southern and east Africa to investigate seed and soil fertility practices and challenges facing small-scale farmers in the region. One of the aims of the study is to offer an evidence-based critique of the Green Revolution agenda, with a particular focus on the activities of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an institution that plays a critical coordinating role in expanding the GR agenda on the continent. Click here to download and read the report.
Whether it calls the program “responsible resource development” or strives to become an “energy superpower,” Canada is digging up vast swathes of the earth and selling them as quickly as possible at the expense of the environment and aboriginal rights. In many of the treaty territories and unsurrendered First Nations across Canada, the constitutionally protected rights of indigenous people—including the right to hunt, fish, trap, and be consulted with and accommodated when new development is planned—are being increasingly overstepped by rapid industrial growth. Read more…
Swift grantee, The Oakland Institute, was involved with the launch of Our Land Our Business, a campaign designed to hold the World Bank accountable for its role in the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people–farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities. Click here to watch the short 1.5 minute video or click here to download the new report: Willful Blindness: How the World Bank’s Doing Business Rankings Impoverish Smallholder Farmers.
180 Organizations from around the World Demand that the World Bank Shut Down Its Business Rankings & Benchmarking
OAKLAND, CA (April 10) – As the spring meetings of the World Bank get underway in Washington, DC, 180 organizations, including NGOs, unions, and farmer and consumer groups from over 80 countries, demand that the World Bank end its Doing Business rankings and its support of the rampant theft of land and resources from some of the world’s poorest people — farmers, pastoralists, and indigenous communities, many of whom are essential food producers for the entire planet. Read more…
Greg Ch’oc, Executive Director of SATIIM (Sarstoon Temash Institute for Indigenous Management), is interviewed by Channel 5 News in Belize about protecting the rights of the indigenous populations in the Sarstoon-Temash region. Read archived news clip.