GROW Week 2012
What a week!
Thanks to you, they've heard us loud and clear.
You have made them sit up and listen at the highest levels of the World Bank! Mass action in Canada and around the world has put land grabs on the agenda. But the World Bank has not yet agreed to a full land freeze.
Here's the story so far and what happens next...
You got fired up and signed up.
We asked you to set up a symbolic land grab—this hit a nerve with thousands of people across Canada who took action, signed our petition and joined us on Twitter and Facebook. See our photos on Flickr!
Thousands of tweets and comments...
When the World Bank asked '#whatwillittake to end poverty?' you deluged them with tweets and comments asking them to stop land grabs.
And acres of news coverage later...
We got the World Bank's attention!
At their annual meeting, World Bank Vice President Rachel Kyte made time to join us in person for a debate.
But we didn't get their agreement... Yet.
We need to make our call louder and stronger. The World Bank needs to change their policies to ensure that they are operating at the highest standards.
So, the campaign continues!
- If you haven't already, send a message to Jim Flaherty, Canada's Minister of Finance and governor to the World Bank, calling on the World Bank to commit to a freeze of land investments in developing countries for six months. That's the first thing.
- Check out our GROW action centre for more ways to spread the word about land grabs.
- Donate to support small-scale women farmers in Nicaragua to help them develop successful agricultural businesses and become leaders in their communities.
Asking for this freeze is a brave idea that has now become a global call with a growing and vibrant public backing. Together, we can win this with your continued support.