In the context of the international campaign against land grabbing, Real World Radio offers this special section including testimonies of the resistance and the effects of this global process that goes against the rights of communities and the sovereignty of the countries.
This section will have the support of Grain through www.farmlandgrab.org, which includes interviews and reports about the global push for buying or renting crop lands in foreign countries as a strategy to ensure the supply of basic food or just as a way to make money.
Milieudefensie – Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a report where they warn that Dutch Banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank have to take responsibility for the disastrous environmental and social consequences of providing finance to the palm oil sector at large scale. These banks should pull out of this sector, demands the organization. Read more
At the end of June, the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO), which gathers actors from several sectors of the palm oil industry, reported that they had suspended Swiss company Nestlé´s membership for failing to follow the RSPO´s Statutes and Code of Conduct. However, Nestlé “doesn´t seem to care”, warned Friends of the Earth International. Read more
The National Agrarian Confederation denounces mining officials are “taking over the government”. Read more
Aiming to advance in the development of a climate justice movement in Africa, a continent that will be seriously affected by climate change, especially in the Southern countries, a new edition of the “Seeding Climate Justice” event took place in Maputo, capital of Mozambique. Read more
OFRANEH and other organizations will mobilize against the reform of the Prior, Free and Informed Consultation Law that aims to give away natural resources to national and foreign investors. Read more
Most of the homes are led by women victims of gender violence. Read more
“We are paying homage to those who fell yesterday and those who are resisting today”, said the member of the Latin American Coordination of Countryside Organizations (CLOC) – Via Campesina, in an interview with Real World Radio. Recovering the class and peasant identity, resisting FTAs, giving a space to new generations in the movement, are some of her current claims. Read more
Friends of the Earth International (FoEI) is launching this Wednesday a new publication “Community Forest Management and Agroecology. Links and Implications”, a few days before the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) holds an international symposium on agroecology. Read more
Approximately 800 Orang Asli indigenous people are blockading since February 15, 2018 at several areas of the Gua Musang district, Kelantan State, Malaysia, in defence of the environment and their customary rights over land and to stop forest exploitation, mining and large-scale monoculture plantations. Watch video
Organized peasants from about 19 districts of the Nacala Corridor, in Mozambique, reject the agribusiness development project called “ProSavana”, promoted by the governments of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan, since they consider it violates their rights. Watch video
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