Land Grabs

Children play soccer on the land of the Taquara, a group of indigenous people in Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. Nestle's new commitment could help protect the land rights of indigenous people around the world. Photo: Tatiana Cardeal/Oxfam

When one of the world’s largest food company commits to protecting land rights of small-scale farmers, it’s a big deal. Earlier this month, Nestlé committed to do just that.

Cocoa farmer in Nigeria. Photo: Oxfam America

In the past year, Behind the Brands supporters like you have persuaded both Coca-Cola and PepsiCo to do the same – and with this latest news, our movement is picking up even more steam.

When enough of us speak out, companies listen. After nearly 6 months of campaigning, PepsiCo, the world’s second largest food and drink company has agreed to a "zero tolerance" policy on land grabs.

What does it take to make a global sugar giant promise to improve its policies on land? You. And more than 215,000 others too.

Yesterday was World Food Day. It was also an exciting day for the Behind the Brands campaign, with stunts taking place in Canada, USA, and the Netherlands. But what’s the connection between the two? How is some volunteers holding a banner outside of PepsiCo and Coca-Cola signs connected to a...

People around the world rely on land, literally, for their bread and butter. Land grabs, however, are leaving some of the world's poorest people hungry and homeless and we want your favorite food and drink brands to do more to protect them. Caroline Gluck reports from Brazil.

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) have had varied reactions to Oxfam’s new report, Sugar Rush, exposing land grabs and conflicts in their sugar supply chains, and their...

Sugar and Land Grabs

As global demand for sugar increases, so does the rush for land to grow it. Oxfam has found that, in countries like Brazil and Cambodia, companies that supply sugar to Coke, Pepsi, and other food and beverage giants are kicking poor farmers off their land and robbing them of their rights....

Campaigners from nine countries 'grabbed' iconic and much-loved landmarks, flashing SOLD signs in places like Abbey Road in London. Photo: Kieran Doherty/Oxfam

What is a land grab? Land grabs are huge purchases of land by banks, private investors, governments or corporations which result in the often violent eviction of local people from their homes and the loss of the livelihoods and small farms which feed their families.

With your help, Oxfam has been campaigning since September on land grabs, as part of our GROW campaign for food justice. We wanted the World Bank to take some urgently needed action to help end land...


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