land rights

land rights

Namonaro, land rights defender from Mozambique

Custodians of the land, defenders of our future

We are in the midst of the single biggest attack in the world today on people’s identity, rights, livelihoods and security, as well as our environment. They cannot afford to lose this fight, nor can we.

An increase in agribusiness investments poses serious risks to the livelihoods of small-scale farmers and others dependent on land.

Whose crops, at what price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar

After years of international isolation, Myanmar is liberalizing its economy and seeking to attract foreign investment. This paper outlines potential risks to communities posed by these investments, and explores state regulation as a way to promote responsible business practices in the sector.

Cut sugar cane. Photo credit: Ami Vitale / Oxfam America

Land rights and soda giants

Coca-Cola and PepsiCo have taken an important step by assessing the risks and impacts of their cane sugar sourcing on land rights in Brazil. Oxfam has been monitoring their progress, and providing advice on how they can improve.

Achieving gender equality in land ownership would empower women and give them greater influence over the way that land is used. In the picture: Luz Evelia Godines Solano, a coffee farmer from Nicaragua.

Why indigenous and community land rights matter for everyone

Did you know that 90% of Africa’s rural land is undocumented, leaving rural communities vulnerable to land-grabbing? Join our collective effort to make a difference not just for indigenous peoples and local communities but for the health of the environment and ending poverty and inequality.

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