Luttes pour la Terre podcast

The Struggles for Land and Natural Resources Podcast gives a voice, in four languages, to those fighting for access to land and the commons. Each episode focuses on a major theme, and interviews farmers' organizations, social movements, common defense groups, researchers and consumer associations, to help us better understand the difficulties and challenges of these mobilizations.

Episode 1

This first episode of the Luttes pour la Terre et les Ressources Naturelles Podcast is devoted to the phenomenon of land grabbing, the taking of land by companies or states to the detriment of communities and society as a whole.

This first episode gathers three testimonies to better understand this phenomenon and its dramatic consequences. It begins with an interview with Mamy Rakotondrainibe from the TANY collective, a group of people fighting against land grabbing in Madagascar. In particular, she helped us understand the historical origins of the land grabs suffered by the Malagasy population.

In the second part, we were fortunate to hear the testimony of Ange-David Baimey, head of the Africa program at GRAIN, a small NGO that records and analyzes cases of land grabbing and provides concrete support to the victim populations. He gave us an idea of the scale of land grabbing, particularly in Africa.

Finally, Mathieu Perdriault, coordinator of AGTER, a small organization that analyzes and lobbies on issues relating to access to land and the commons. His intervention enabled us to understand the workings of more insidious forms of land grabbing, such as the financialization and concentration of land.

We hope that this podcast will enable you to learn more about this major issue, and we wish you a pleasant listening experience.