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Farmers work the rice fields in Palung, Nepal
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Land tenure and agrofuels

Enforced evictions and illegal expropriations deeply influences the life of indigenous peoples upsetting their traditional way of living: the way to organise the collective life, the way to feed, ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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Food sovereignty

The term food sovereignty was coined by the International Peasants Movement - Via Campesina, in 1996 to advocate a policy framework claiming the right of peoples to define their own food, ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
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Biofuels v. agrofuels

To the term agrofuels corresponds the more usual biofuels. However, given the effects that they have on life, according to many experts, the prefix 'bio', which suggests an environment-friendly ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011
Woman cutting grass to feed cattle in Lamaku, eastern Nepal
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The worldwide production of agrofuels

The energy crisis and the challenges of climate change have forced states to look for other energy sources. The production and the use of agrofuels are one of the strategy states have been adopting ...

Last update 26 Oct 2011