World Forum on Agrarian Reform
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Delegates from 70 countries participated in the World Forum on Agrarian Reform (WFAR), which took place in Valencia, Spain, from 5 to 8 December 2004. WFAR's main objectvies are: to help situate the land question on the priority agenda of world social movements; to contribute to developing a new paradigm for agrarian reform in the 21st century and demonstrate that these policies are justified both for reasons of social justice and for economic reasons as well as to debate the new approaches to land policies required within the present context; and to strengthen social processes and alliances between various sectors seeking to bring about new policies for access to land and natural resources management. A final declaration was released under the title Agrarian Reform and Access to Natural Resources: A Peoples’ Demand (doc version).

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