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Photo credit: Afsar Jafri / Focus on the Global South
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Special Edition on the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles

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To mark the International Day of Peasants’ Struggles, Focus on the Global South releases this special edition that puts together articles on issues that small farmers and peasants continue to face. These pieces also highlight the different forms of resistance that farmers and peasants put up amidst these challenges. Mary […]

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Analysis World

Mining the soil: the growing problem of industrial fertilizers

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When we speak of extractivism and agriculture, a first idea comes to mind: mining projects, per se, involve destruction of the land and the reduction and pollution of water, three factors that work against the development of agricultural practices. But have we thought of agriculture as an extractive or mining […]

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Laborers listen to the leaders of the strike at Vicente Guerero, Baja California. Photo: David Bacon
Mexico News

Mexico: Oaxaca migrants demand changes in fields

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When thousands of indigenous agricultural workers went on strike in the Saint Quentin Valley on March 16, their voices were not only heard in the streets of rural towns along this northern Mexican peninsula. Two years ago, migrants from Oaxaca beat one of the largest blueberry growers in the Pacific […]

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COLOMBIA. Gliphosate is ending with the Putumayo
Colombia News

COLOMBIA. Gliphosate is ending with the Putumayo

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Fumigation is destroying all crops and affecting animals in the Amazon. A chronicler describes his firsthand experience. By: Pedro Cubillos Contreras / Source: las2orillas.co / The Dawn / October 13, 2015   Five years ago, when we made the first diagnosis in the Sacha Inchi department, as an initiative of the Corpoamazonía […]

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