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Stand for Land winners announced

267,000 actions. 1100 photos. 60 countries. 1 ask: PepsiCo and Associated British Foods – make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs! In November we partnered with photo sharing app EyeEm to ask you to Stand for Land by taking a photo of your feet in your favourite place. By standing in solidarity with […] Read more »

It’s time to Stand for Land

After 250,000 people joined the call for Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods, three of the biggest players in the sugar industry to make sure the sugar in their food and drinks doesn’t lead to land grabs, Coca-Cola committed to take steps to stop land grabs in their supply chain. Now it’s time to push […] Read more »

A Message in a Giant Bottle

“What are you doing with that 2 meter tall bottle of Pepsi?” asked the conductor at Sydney’s Central Station this morning. After Coca-Cola’s announcement that they are taking a zero tolerance approach to land grabs – we decided to deliver a message in a bottle to Pepsi-Co asking them to do the same. Oxfam research has […] Read more »

Joining the dots…

Last week was an exciting week with thousands of Australians taking part in Eat Local Feed Global while across the world campaigners visited the headquarters of global food giants to demand that they do more to prevent land grabs that are kicking poor farmers off their land in order to grow sugar for popular drinks. […] Read more »

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods – what they say and what we know

Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) have had varied reactions to Oxfam’s new report exposing land grabs and conflicts in their sugar supply chains, and their need to strengthen their policies as a result. ABF came back fighting. It says it has always been scrupulous in its approach to land ownership; that Oxfam’s call […] Read more »

Coke, Pepsi and ABF: make sure your sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs

Too often, the sugar in your favourite food and drinks is sourced by kicking farmers and their families off their land. This leaves people homeless and hungry. But you can change this. Tell Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods (ABF) to make sure their sugar doesn’t lead to land grabs. The truth behind sugar: anything […] Read more »

How your campaigning is helping end land grabs

With your help, Oxfam has been campaigning since September on land grabs, as part of our GROW campaign to for food justice. We wanted the World Bank to take some urgently needed action to help end land grabs in many developing countries, which help keep one in eight people on our planet hungry. In the […] Read more »

Land grabs: what’s the big deal?

Here’s a paradox for you: 870 million or 1 in 8 people are going hungry on our planet. But in the past decade, Oxfam research suggests global land deals have covered enough land to feed one billion people. So if there is – theoretically – enough land to feed the world’s hungry, where are we […] Read more »

World Bank in the dark about where its money goes

The World Bank doesn’t know the environmental and social impact of the almost $20 billion it lends to private companies. A recent audit revealed that the World Bank’s private sector lending arm, the IFC, “knows very little” about the impacts of its financial market lending, which accounts for 40% of its portfolio. The IFC has […] Read more »

Land Grabs: Why the World Bank can be a force for good

Like many Australians, you probably dream of owning your own piece of land one day. But whether renting or paying off a mortgage, most Australians feel relatively secure they won’t be kicked out of their own home without notice. For poor people in developing countries, this is not always the case. Families are being unfairly […] Read more »