This story is part of what a 45 year old Ethiopian farmer, Chirime, experienced when a big farm came into the community.  This article aims to highlight stories just like Chirime’s, which show the clash between small farmers and big, usually corporate or state-backed, agriculture. This clash is part of a fight that is occurring across the world, with some governments wanting control of land in order to feed their populations and others, usually in the business world, wanting to turn land into a commodity so they can gain increased profits. No one ever talked to me. Just one day I found the tractor in my field plowing up everything. No one who lost their machamba  has been compensated!