Paraguay agriculture land

In Paraguay, land is still a factor that determines the living conditions of a majority of the population. Current land tenure is characterized by a huge concentration of land being put in the hands of a small group of landowners. This unequal distribution of land is the result of a long and contentious history that has caused the dispossession and uprooting of thousands of men and women in the countryside. Meanwhile, others have managed to remain in their communities through enormous sacrifice and willpower.

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Permanent meadows and pastures - land used permanently (five years or more) to grow herbaceous forage crops, either cultivated or growing wild (wild prairie or grazing land).

Measurement unit: 
1000 Ha

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5 November 2018
Paraguay

The planned prosecution of Supreme Court judges who acquitted 11 peasant farmers jailed over the death of police officers during a violent land eviction in 2012, known as the Curuguaty Massacre”, could undermine the rule of law, a UN expert said on Monday.

“These are fundamental elements in the full enjoyment of human rights,” UN Special Rapporteur on independence of judges and lawyers, Diego García-Sayán, said in a press release.

1 October 2018
Paraguay

Paraguay is home to vast swathes of wild land — forests, savannas, mountains — but over the past 20 years, it’s lost huge amounts of that. Agriculture and development have deforested 9 million acres (roughly the size of the Netherlands) in Paraguay since 2001, the majority of it to enterprises like soy and cattle.

29 November 2017
Paraguay

BOGOTA, Nov 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Indigenous groups in Paraguay, battling to protect their ancestral lands from expanding agriculture and cattle ranching, launched the first online map of their territory on Tuesday.

Paraguay’s beef and soy export industries are the main drivers of deforestation in the fast-growing South American nation, often coming into conflict with some 120,000 indigenous people, the World Resources Institute (WRI), a think tank, said.

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Iniciativa por la Democratización de la Comunicación en el Paraguay logo
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La iniciativa por la Democratización de la Comunicación en el Paraguay, integrada por organizaciones sociales conformadas por VOCES Paraguay, la Coordinadora de Organizaciones Campesinas e indígenas COCIP (ONAC, MCNOC, CONAMURI, CNOCIP y la mesa indígena) la Central de Cooperativas de Viviendas por Ayuda Mutua del Paraguay (CCVAMP) la Coordinadora de Empresas Asociativas Rurales Departamentales (CEARD) y la Mesa de Desarrollo de Organizaciones Sociales de Cordillera.

Civil Society Organization

El Instituto para el Desarrollo Rural de Sudamérica (IPDRS) es una iniciativa de la sociedad civil que nació en el año 2009 para promover enlaces, sinergias y acciones de desarrollo rural de base campesina indígena en la región sudamericana.

El IPDRS ejecuta proyectos, realiza consultorías y evaluaciones y gestiona servicios de fortalecimiento de capacidades de desarrollo rural en Sudamérica a través de las líneas de: INVESTIGACIÓN-ACCIÓN, COMUNICACIÓN PARA EL DESARROLLO e INTERAPRENDIZAJE.

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Tradicionalmente el desarrollo rural remite a conceptos como pobreza, expulsión, insatisfacción de necesidades, marginamiento, desnutrición, inviabilidad, insostenibilidad, etc. Es preciso reconocer que esta lectura se ha convertido en un discurso reiterativo y rígido que funcionaliza al desarrollo rural a un tipo de política pública que subestima y relega la vida en el campo.

El Movimiento Regional por la Tierra y el Territorio nace en reacción a estos enfoques y prácticas, proponiendo una renovada mirada de lo rural.

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Farmers Association
Network

La Reunión Especializada de Agricultura Familiar del MERCOSUR (REAF) es un espacio de encuentro entre productores familiares, organizaciones e instituciones rurales de la región, funciona desde 2004 con el objetivo de generar un marco de políticas públicas regionales para la agricultura familiar.

Intergovernmental or Multilateral organization

El Sistema Económico Latinoamericano y del Caribe (SELA) es un organismo regional intergubernamental,  creado el 17 de octubre de 1975 mediante el Convenio  de Panamá. Constitutivo del Sistema Económico Latinoamericano (SELA)*, con sede en Caracas, Venezuela.

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University or Research Institution

The Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center (CATIE) is a regional center dedicated to research and graduate education in agriculture, and the management, conservation and sustainable use of natural resources. Its members include Belize, Bolivia, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Venezuela, the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and the State of Acre in Brazil.

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