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The FAO State of Food and Agriculture 2012

LIWG, Dec 11, 2012

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has published its annual State of Food and Agriculture report which can be downloaded here. The report advocates a new investment strategy that puts farmers at the centre, including helping smallholders access credit, supporting producer associations, investing in agricultural research and development, rural infrastructure and ensuring that large-scale investments in agriculture are transparent, accountable, socially beneficial and environmentally sustainable.

UN expert calls for guidelines to protect vulnerable people against land grabs

The Guardian, October 6, 2011

Olivier De Schutter, UN special rapporteur on the right to food, calls for consensus before talks this month on land governance, as commercial pressures mount. Governments should be wary of speculation and concentration of ownership when land rights are transferred to investors to “develop” farmland, a UN expert has warned before key UN negotiations on land governance. “We must escape the mental cage that sees large-scale investments as the only way to develop agriculture and to ensure stability of supply for buyers,” said the UN special rapporteur on the right to food, Olivier De Schutter amid concern among civil society groups about land grabs.

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