Right now, greedy corporations are being helped by governments to grab land from communities around the world, taking thousands of hectares away from people that rely on their land to grow food and support their families. These companies want to make more money for them and their rich shareholders.
African governments spend an average of just five per cent of their national budgets on agriculture risking even greater hunger across the continent, according to a new report published today by the international agency, ActionAid.
Stamping out tax avoidance and unfair tax deals in the world’s poorest countries must be a key part of the plans to fight poverty after the Millennium Development Goals expire in 2015, ActionAid tells the United Nations.
It's not just the immense pre-monsoon humidity that strikes me sitting in the back of this huge open-space conference hall in the capital of Myanmar, it is also the feeling that a strong movement is...