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400 participants from 70 countries at the Global Forum on Access to Land and Natural Resources in Valencia (press release)
Welcome video for the opening of FMAT2016
Day 1: What our participants say:
Vicent Garcés (President of the International Organizing Committee, Spain) condemns the persecution of activists working to defend the rights of rural populations - and evokes the memory of the Honduran leader Berta Cáceres, who was assasinated this month, March 2016
Ana Patricia Castillo Huertas (Agrarian Feminist, Guatemala):  Land access challenges facing women are about power and about patriarchy

Mamadou Cissokho (ROPPA, West Africa) explains that land cannot be viewed as a commodity
Félix Díaz (líder de la comunidad Qom, Argentina) evokes the profound connection between colonialism and land grabbing 
Ramesh Sharma (Ekta Parishad, India) criticizes free trade agreements that push populations off of their land