Resource Rights

Big business wants to control our resources--grabbing land, privatizing water, patenting seeds, and trying to squeeze out anyone who gets in the way of their profits. Fortunately, there is an alternative that places the rights of people and communities ahead of corporate interests--resource rights.

At Grassroots International, we use resource rights as a way to frame political and economic struggles to win the most fundamental of human rights: the rights to land, water and food. Without these natural resources, life itself is unsustainable.