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FIAN: Guidelines to Secure People’s Access to Land (Eng – 2012)

gatlFor decades social movements representing rural women, peasants and family farmers, fishing communities, indigenous peoples, landless people, rural and urban workers, migrants, pastoralists, forest communities, youth and other civil society organizations have been demanding equitable and sustainable access to and control over natural resources for food production.

Only secure access to and control over resources will enable people to fulfil their role of providing culturally appropriate, healthy and nutritious food1 for themselves while helping address the root causes of the food crisis that the world is currently facing. These causes include the highly unequal distribution of land ownership in many countries, the trend towards the re-concentration of land ownership and the reversal of redistributive agrarian reform processes, and the extent of land grabbing for agribusiness projects of all kinds.

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