STOP THE GLOBAL FARMLAND GRAB!

FMF JOINS CHALLENGE TO WORLD BANK’S SUPPORT FOR LAND-GRABBING

Bob St.Peter, director of Food for Maine’s Future, joined an international coalition in Washington, DC last month to oppose the current wave of land-grabbing by governments, investment firms, and transnational agribusiness corporations. Bob represented Food for Maine’s Future and the National Family Farm Coalition at the World Bank’s annual land policy conference on Monday, April 26 at the World Bank’s DC headquarters. The day prior to the conference, Bob joined a group outside headquarters of the Millennium Challenge Corporation, where a high-level Roundtable was being held, organised by the US government, the Japanese government, and the African Union. The coalItion held a banner reading “STOP THE GLOBAL FARMLAND GRAB” and handed out a press statement to delegates drafted by La Via Campesina, FIAN, Land Research Action Network, and GRAIN.

For more information about the global farmland grab visit www.farmlandgrab.org. Read Bob St.Peter’s press statement at http://farmlandgrab.org/12419.

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