Some videos of GRAIN receiving the Right Livelihood Award in the Swedish Parliament on 5 December 2011
Grabbing Gambela is a short video documentary about a massive takeover of agricultural lands in the Gambela Region of Ethiopia. Since 2008, the Ethiopian government has signed deals with investors from India, Saudi Arabia, China and other countries for large-scale agricultural projects in the region. The deals give foreign investors control of half of Gambela's arable land. In this documentary, local people affected by the land deals speak about their experiences.
A GRAIN video | 04 December 2008 | Videos
Interview with Han Young Me, Korean Women Peasants Association
Dae-gu, South Korea, 4 December 2008
Daewoo Logistics is a subsidiary of the South Korean conglomerate Daewoo Corporation. In November 2008, world media reported that it was securing rights to 1.3 million hectares of farmland in Madagascar -- half the country's arable soils - to export back to Korea. A lot of people around the world were shocked by this news and called it neocolonialism. GRAIN sat down with Han Young Me of the Korean Women Peasants Alliance to learn what Korean farmers think of the Daewoo deal and of the Korean government's overall push to have corporations go abroad to produce the country's food.
Charoen Pokphand (CP), a Thai-based multinational conglomerate controlled by the family of Danin Chearavanont, involved in everything from poultry and seeds to telecommunications and real estate, is now making a big move for control over the country's enormous rice economy. Biothai Director, Witoon Lianchamroon explains the findings of a Biothai report on the issue.
We interview three people, all Board members of GRAIN, on their respective views on the fight against GM contamination in Canada, Mexico and Algeria (in French)
Aljazeera video about the real reasons that Haiti is suffering in the current food crisis - July 2008
Food prices - especially cereals, but also dairy and meat - had been rising throughout 2007, way out of synch with wages. By early 2008, grain prices were surging and riots had broken out in nearly 40 countries, instilling fear among the world's political elites. Obviously something is wrong with what's happening. This is clearly a time to turn things around, to mobilise around a new, creative vision that can not only bring short term remedies, but the kind of profound change that we truly need to get out of this food crisis.
A video with GRAIN's take on the issue