Sergio Sauer, the National Rapporteur for Human Rights in Land, Territory and Food of Brazil sits down with Food First to discuss the history of land struggles in his native country and outlines the dualistic roles his government plays in attempting to both restrict and expand land grab patterns in and out of Brazil. With a focus on how the growing Brazilian economy fuels (and is fueled by) the concentration of land holdings in the region, Sauer offers first steps local, regional and international communities can take in creating strong, cohesive and effective efforts to curb land grabs in the Americas.

This video is part of the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas series, which pulls together research and analysis from activists and scholars working to understand and halt the alarming trend in "land grabbing"-from rural Brazil and Central America to US cities like Oakland and Detroit--and to support rural and urban communities in their efforts to protect their lands as the basis for self-determination, food justice and food sovereignty. The Land and Sovereignty in the Americas series is a project of the Land & Sovereignty in the Americas (LSA) activist-researcher collective, coordinated by Food First with the Transnational Institute.

Recorded Saturday, June 30, 2012 in Oakland, CA.

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