Minerals and fossil fuels drive the global economy, but increasingly at a cost to the livelihoods of small-scale farmers in developing countries.
United Nations visit highlights importance of continued negotiation with indigenous peoples.
Peru’s legislature is poised to pass a national food security bill.
Community-led processes hold the key for minimizing harm and maximizing benefits.
It’s political incentives that result in bad decisions about oil, gas, and mining revenues.
In Latin America, the focus has shifted to Canada and the U.S. for how their companies operate abroad.
Emily Greenspan is an extractive industries policy and advocacy advisor with Oxfam America. Recent statements from the Peruvian government do not bode well for implementation of Peru’s new Indigenous Peoples Consultation Law (Consultation Law). The landmark law, passed in 2011 and now being implemented, requires the Peruvian government to consult indigenous peoples affected directly by […]
Mining often sets up a direct competition with small-scale agriculture for control of land.
Social conflict, extractive industries, national human rights institutions and most importantly…communities
Oxfam releases framework to judge the effectiveness of national human rights institutions