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.

Palm oil fruit, PT Adei plantation, Riau province, Sumatra, Indonesia (2014). Photo: Des Syafrizal/ Oxfam

Pathways to deforestation-free food

Several food and beverage companies have made commitments over the last few years to tackle deforestation in their supply chains. This paper analyses how the world’s ten biggest food and beverage companies are implementing their commitments.

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.

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