Doug Hertzler is Senior Policy Analyst on land rights issues at ActionAid USA. He has a deep personal background in agriculture, having been raised in dairy, corn, soy, and vegetable farming in central Pennsylvania. He has a Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Iowa, and has conducted research on social movements and land rights in Bolivia. Prior to that he spent over five years living in indigenous smallholder villages in eastern Bolivia where he worked with agro-forestry and other rural development projects. From 2001 through 2012, he served as a faculty member at Eastern Mennonite University, and as Associate Director of the Washington Community Scholars’ Center.
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Sunday, March 22, 2015
Billion Dollar US-funded 'New Alliance' Forcing Communities Off their Land in Tanzania
Launched with great fanfare at the Camp David G8 summit in 2012, the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition was supposed to inject much-needed money into rural communities in Africa. But three years later, one of the first projects of this US$8 billion initiative is set to force communities...