Agriculture

rice-paddy-Laos-credit-Irene-Pietropaoli

Back to Natural Resources main page

Agricultural production is at the root of human society. As our global population increases, so too do investments in agricultural projects. But growing and sourcing responsibly means respecting workers’ and local communities’ rights, as well as mitigating environmental impacts and ecosystem disruptions. In recent years, we have seen a dramatic spike in allegations of “land grabs” and displacement of local communities by agricultural firms and the food & beverage companies that source from them. Shedding light on these global food supply chains and the human rights abuses linked to them is the first step to building responsible business practices in the agricultural sector.  

In this section, learn more about: 

And follow the latest news relating to agriculture, food, beverage, tobacco and fishing.

Get RSS feed of these results

Related stories and components

Story
10 July 2019

NGOs file OECD complaint against Dutch bank ING for financing alleged palm oil abuses; incl. company comments

On 5 July, Friends of the Earth groups from the Netherlands, Liberia and Indonesia filed a complaint against Dutch bank ING Group with the Dutch National Contact Point (NCP) for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises. The complaint concerns...

See full story

Article
6 June 2019
+ Français - Hide

Author: Coordination Sud

« Devoir de vigilance : responsabilité juridique des entreprises et impacts sur l’agriculture au Sud », 6 juin 2019...

Read more

Article
4 June 2019
+ Español - Hide

Author: Radio Universidad de Chile

“Transnacionales confiadas con TPP-11: Bayer-Monsanto apuesta por su planta de semillas en Paine” – 29 de mayo de 2019...

Read more

Story
4 June 2019

Panama: Defender and leader of banana workers was arrested for allegedly assaulting Del Monte Fresh machinery and conductor

Marvin Wilcox was arrested in recent days for alleged assaults on machinery and personnel of Banana Piña, a subsidiary of Del Monte fresh. Marvin and his companions argue that the arrest is given in an unjustified manner since he denies the accusations...

See full story

Article
3 June 2019

Kenya: Locals to seek UN's intervention to investigate alleged historical injustices by tea firms

Author: Nyabega Gisesa, Daily Nation (Kenya)

"Kipsigis, Talai seek UN's help to fight tea firms"...

Read more

Article
27 May 2019
+ Português - Hide

Author: Aldem Bourscheit, Diálogo Chino (Brazil)

 “Acusadas de "anti-desenvolvimento", comunidades no Maranhão resistem a um porto chinês enquanto seus direitos são atropelados”, 20 de maio de 2019...

Read more

Article
27 May 2019
+ Português - Hide

Author: Joana Cunha, Folha de S.Paulo (Brazil)

“Ativista roubou a cena em reunião de acionistas da BlackRock, maior gestora de fundos do mundo”, 26 de maio de 2019...

Read more

Article
27 May 2019

Kenya: Experts warn over continued use of weed killers linked to cancer

Author: Barnabas Bii, EastAfrican (Kenya)

"Experts warn over continued use of weed killers linked to cancer"...

Read more

Article
26 May 2019
+ Português - Hide

Author: Carolina Dantas, Portal de Notícias G1 (Brazil)

“G1 visitou duas Unidades de Conservação no Pará e encontrou projetos que preservam a floresta e garantem renda local”, 23 de maio de 2019...

Read more

Article
25 May 2019
+ Español - Hide

Author: Página12 (Argentina)

“Entre Ríos: insólita defensa de los agrotóxicos” - 20 de mayo de 2019...

Read more