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Sylvia Kay

Sylvia Kay

Sylvia Kay has been working as a researcher on topics including land grabbing, water, and agricultural investment at the Transnational Institute (TNI) in Amsterdam since October 2011. Prior to that, she worked as a research assistant to Raj Patel on a journal article on the history of the Green Revolution. She has also worked at Wageningen University and at the Society for International Development (SID). She holds a BA in International Relations and Sociology from the University of Sussex and an MSc in Global Politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She currently lives in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Land as a matter of human rights

Land grabbing is an expression of the dominant development model based on production and consumption patterns in which financial capital reigns.

No hierarchy, equal access

Horizontally structured initiatives, like farmer to farmer partnerships, are more equal forms of rural development than traditional PPPs. They provide equal access to technology and knowledge production, to land and markets.

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