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Success of Brazilian land reform contested

Brazil is clearly a controversial illustration of World Bank land reform policy.

8 May 2002

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Little public consultation on Rural Development Strategy

After an urgent sign-on campaign, Pesticide Action Network has managed to convince the Bank to extend the consultation period on the draft Rural Development Strategy until 9 July. Concerns include policies which are said to support market-assisted land reform, reinforce water privatization schemes, booster biotechnology and endanger progress made on reducing reliance on pesticides.

8 May 2002

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Bank fingered in Malawi famine

According to Action Aid, famine in Malawi has been compounded by World Bank-guided food policies.

8 May 2002

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WB land reform: “land for whoever can buy it”

Social activists, academics and researchers from Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, South Africa and Thailand gathered prior to the Spring Meetings to condemn the land reform policies driven by the World Bank and IMF for driving many families into poverty and increasing indebtedness.

8 May 2002

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Brown’s “New Deal” suggests enhanced Bank, Fund roles

Gordon Brown’s recent speeches on a “New Deal” for the global economy have been generally welcomed, especially for their suggestions that aid budgets should be increased.

5 February 2002

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World Bank land reform strategy disputed

A new report from US campaign group Food First assesses the World Bank’s approach to land reform.

18 June 2001

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Some progress on Mozambique cashew, sugar liberalisation

Mozambique has won more flexibility in its five-year battle with the World Bank and IMF to restrict the export of unprocessed cashew nuts.

5 April 2001

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IFC prawn farm loan sparks conflict

In February, Honduran fishermen in the Gulf of Fonseca protested against the expansion of a prawn farm which has been supported by the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC).

5 April 2001

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Kyrgyzstan land moratorium lifted

The five-year moratorium on the sale and purchase of land in Kyrgyzstan will be lifted.

6 February 2001

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Bank land reforms contested

A petition to the World Bank on market-based land reform has been prepared by Via Campesina (an international peasants movement) and FIAN (a human rights group).

12 December 2000