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Keo Chhorn, 63, with his 5-year-old son. Photo: Caroline Gluck/Oxfam

Keo Chhorn and other farmers lost their land to a sugar plantation seven years ago. But they’re not giving up their efforts to reclaim it.

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Maria Nazarete dos Santos, Pernambuco. Photo: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

The Federal Public Ministry will launch an investigation into delays in resolving one of the cases highlighted in the recent Oxfam report "Nothing sweet about it."

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Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods to make sure their sugar doesn¹t lead to land grabs.

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Sugar plantation signs at the entrance to Jatayvary Indigenous Land in Brazil.

The biggest names in the food and drink industry are not doing enough to stop land grabs and conflicts in their supply chains.

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Photo: Tractors on a sugarcane plantation.
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Sugarcane plantation occupies land of an Guarani-kaiowá indigenous community.

Many indigenous communities across Mato Gross do Sul are fighting for official recognition of their ownership of the land but it is a lengthy process - in the meantime agro-industrial companies have wasted no time in clearing the land which the community believes will be planted with sugar cane.

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As global demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it. Around the world poor farmers are being kicked off their land to grow sugar, leaving them hungry and homeless.

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Woman shopping. Photo: Oxfam

Today 33 major investment funds, representing nearly $1.4 trillion of assets under management, called on food industry giants to improve their supply chain policies and transparency.

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In a week that will see seventy-one million pounds of chocolate sold for Easter, international agency Oxfam is accelerating its campaign targeting the world’s biggest buyer of cocoa, Mondelēz International.


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Women cocoa farmer. Photo: Oxfam

After more than 65,000 people took action to urge chocolate companies to do the right thing for women cocoa farmers, Mars and Nestle have made commitments to begin to tackle the inequality faced by women in their cocoa supply chains.

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