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http://anticap.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/agro-imperialism/<br />Land Grabs & Food Security<br />
“land is not just a resource to be exploited, but a crucial vehicle for the achievement of improved socio-economic, biolog...
Your presenters...Alan ParkinsonSecondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical AssociationJohn McLavertyYouth and Sc...
Geographies of Food“Living Geography”<br />Image: Carl Warner<br />http://slideshare.net/geoblogs<br />
Context...<br />2009: Manchester<br />Controversial Issues: Resourcing the Food Crisis<br />http://geography.org.uk/cpdeve...
2010: Derby<br />Second Helpings: the food crisis one year on<br />http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/onlinecpd/geographyof...
‘Geography’ article...<br />
Food as geopolitics...<br />
Land Grabs<br />http://farmlandgrab.org/8066<br />
CURRICULUM<br />PEDAGOGY<br />
Curriculum MakingFood in the CurriculumKS3GCSE‘A’ level<br />
The Independent – 11th April<br />
Guardian Podcasthttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/audio/2011/jan/28/guardian-focus-podcast-land-grabs<br />Jan 2011<br />Lib...
John Vidal in Ethiopia’s Gambella regionGuardian video http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/mar/21/ethi...
Enquiry QuestionsWhat are land grabs ? Are you eating food grown on land that was grabbed ?Will land grabs become more com...
Global Connections<br />£17<br />
John McLavertyOXFAM GBJohn’s slides here...<br />
Land Grabs?<br />?<br />Large Scale Agricultural Investment?<br />
English Enclosures<br />The law doth punish man or woman<br />That steals the goose from off the common<br />But lets the ...
Scottish Clearances<br />
‘Land Grabs’ seem to be everywhere…<br />
Imperial Expansion<br />‘Banana Republics’<br />
21st Century Food<br />A New Age of Scarcity?<br />
Land Grabs - What’s new?<br /><ul><li> Scale</li></ul>A single farm in Ethiopia is 300,000 hectares – 75 	miles across<br ...
Who’s grabbing?<br />The Economist, May 21 2009<br />
Where’s getting grabbed?<br />The Economist, May 21st 2009<br />
Grabbing – good or bad?<br />Who are the stakeholders? (on the ground/behind the scenes)<br /><ul><li> winners? How?
 losers? How?
make a judgement</li></li></ul><li>Making ‘Land Grabs’ Fair<br />Re-read the case studies<br />Design a charter of rights ...
Final thought<br />Are land grabs really water grabs?<br />
Learn More<br />www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p<br />www.guardian.co.uk/global-development<br />www.globaldashboard.org<br />
Do more<br />Oxfam Water Week<br />11 – 17 July<br />www.oxfam.org.uk/waterweek<br />Resources on land grabs<br />Autumn 2...
 Thankyou!<br />John McLaverty<br />Youth and Schools Campaigner<br />0207 802 9981<br />jmclaverty@oxfam.org.uk<br />
“5 a day”<br />images<br />stories<br />
Where are land grabs happening ?http://bighugelabs.com/map.php<br />
Cook it…<br />Global Warming Recipe.<br />Cooking Instructions<br />1.Liberally burn fossil fuels from the industrial revo...
Deforestation
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Land Grabs

  1. 1. http://anticap.wordpress.com/2009/11/23/agro-imperialism/<br />Land Grabs & Food Security<br />
  2. 2. “land is not just a resource to be exploited, but a crucial vehicle for the achievement of improved socio-economic, biological, and physical environments”Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations (1999)<br />
  3. 3. Your presenters...Alan ParkinsonSecondary Curriculum Development Leader Geographical AssociationJohn McLavertyYouth and Schools Coordinator, London & SEOxfam GB<br />
  4. 4. Geographies of Food“Living Geography”<br />Image: Carl Warner<br />http://slideshare.net/geoblogs<br />
  5. 5. Context...<br />2009: Manchester<br />Controversial Issues: Resourcing the Food Crisis<br />http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/onlinecpd/foodsecurity/<br />
  6. 6. 2010: Derby<br />Second Helpings: the food crisis one year on<br />http://geography.org.uk/cpdevents/onlinecpd/geographyoffood/<br />
  7. 7. ‘Geography’ article...<br />
  8. 8. Food as geopolitics...<br />
  9. 9. Land Grabs<br />http://farmlandgrab.org/8066<br />
  10. 10. CURRICULUM<br />PEDAGOGY<br />
  11. 11. Curriculum MakingFood in the CurriculumKS3GCSE‘A’ level<br />
  12. 12. The Independent – 11th April<br />
  13. 13. Guardian Podcasthttp://www.guardian.co.uk/world/audio/2011/jan/28/guardian-focus-podcast-land-grabs<br />Jan 2011<br />Libya in Mali<br />
  14. 14. John Vidal in Ethiopia’s Gambella regionGuardian video http://www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/video/2011/mar/21/ethiopia-land-rush<br />
  15. 15. Enquiry QuestionsWhat are land grabs ? Are you eating food grown on land that was grabbed ?Will land grabs become more common in the future ?<br />
  16. 16. Global Connections<br />£17<br />
  17. 17. John McLavertyOXFAM GBJohn’s slides here...<br />
  18. 18. Land Grabs?<br />?<br />Large Scale Agricultural Investment?<br />
  19. 19. English Enclosures<br />The law doth punish man or woman<br />That steals the goose from off the common<br />But lets the greater felon loose<br />That steals the common from the goose.<br />Loxley Chase, west of Sheffield<br />
  20. 20. Scottish Clearances<br />
  21. 21. ‘Land Grabs’ seem to be everywhere…<br />
  22. 22. Imperial Expansion<br />‘Banana Republics’<br />
  23. 23. 21st Century Food<br />A New Age of Scarcity?<br />
  24. 24. Land Grabs - What’s new?<br /><ul><li> Scale</li></ul>A single farm in Ethiopia is 300,000 hectares – 75 miles across<br /> Total land under contract globally – 2 x size of the UK <br /><ul><li>Foods and biofuels</li></ul> rather than cash crops<br /><ul><li>State and parastatal investment</li></ul> rather than private companies<br />
  25. 25. Who’s grabbing?<br />The Economist, May 21 2009<br />
  26. 26. Where’s getting grabbed?<br />The Economist, May 21st 2009<br />
  27. 27. Grabbing – good or bad?<br />Who are the stakeholders? (on the ground/behind the scenes)<br /><ul><li> winners? How?
  28. 28. losers? How?
  29. 29. make a judgement</li></li></ul><li>Making ‘Land Grabs’ Fair<br />Re-read the case studies<br />Design a charter of rights or ethical guidelines<br />Protecting people <br />Protecting the environment<br />Getting a fair deal<br />
  30. 30. Final thought<br />Are land grabs really water grabs?<br />
  31. 31. Learn More<br />www.oxfamblogs.org/fp2p<br />www.guardian.co.uk/global-development<br />www.globaldashboard.org<br />
  32. 32. Do more<br />Oxfam Water Week<br />11 – 17 July<br />www.oxfam.org.uk/waterweek<br />Resources on land grabs<br />Autumn 2011<br />www.oxfam.org.uk/education<br />
  33. 33. Thankyou!<br />John McLaverty<br />Youth and Schools Campaigner<br />0207 802 9981<br />jmclaverty@oxfam.org.uk<br />
  34. 34. “5 a day”<br />images<br />stories<br />
  35. 35. Where are land grabs happening ?http://bighugelabs.com/map.php<br />
  36. 36. Cook it…<br />Global Warming Recipe.<br />Cooking Instructions<br />1.Liberally burn fossil fuels from the industrial revolution to the present. Making sure none of the carbon is offset.<br />2. At the same time, cut down significant numbers of trees and replace with pastoral land.<br />3. Put significant numbers of cattle on the pastoral land, ensuring they are fed with high protein feed, allow them to pass huge volumes of methane.<br />4. Make sure you are growing significant amounts of rice as a side to the main dish.<br />5. Continue to cook for at least a hundred years and serve piping hot.<br />Ingredients.<br /><ul><li>Fossil fuels
  37. 37. Deforestation
  38. 38. Cattle
  39. 39. Rice</li></ul>Design a geographical recipe.<br />With thank to Tony Cassidy for inspiration here<br />
  40. 40.
  41. 41. Referenceshttp://www.oaklandinstitute.org/pdfs/LandGrab_final_web.pdf - useful report on land grabsMy FOOD Flickr set<br />

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