Sunday, September 19, 2021
The United Nations urges the region to adopt a new development model, based on its extraordinary biodiversity.
Haiti: the business of disaster. US corporations are profiting handsomely from the large quantities of food aid, mostly rice, which is being brought into the country in the wake of the earthquake. But this rice is sounding the death kn
Horacio Martins de Carvalho, a leading rural analyst, laments the way Embrapa, the country's main agricultural research institute, has been turned into a tool of neoliberalism, even signing technical agreements with Monsanto. In Portuguese.
Extreme weather conditions in Central America have created drought in El Salvador in recent months. Will Jason reports.
Students, environmental organisations, unions, church groups in Argentina are protesting, as one of China's most powerful agribusiness firms is acquiring thousands of hectares of land
Activists from Brazil's Landless Movement (MST) are calling on the new President, Dilma Rousseff, to radically reform the country's old agrarian structures, which, they say, perpetuate inequality, injustice and violence.
The Campesino-to-Campesino agroecology movement of ANAP in Cuba:  Sustainable peasant agriculture, which first arose in Cuba in response to the economic crisis in the early 1990s, has been going from strength to strength.
In Peru, water is in short supply because of the need to export agricultural produce. And the problem is getting worse.
Since early December, hundreds of private contractors of multinational banana corporation Banacol have illegally invaded and occupied Afro-Colombian peace communities in the Curvaradó river basin in order to clear the land for banana cultivation.
Argentina, once renowned throughout the world for the large herds of cattle roaming its pampas, has fallen behind Brazil, Uruguay and now even Paraguay in its beef exports.

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