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.
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
“We remain deeply saddened and greatly alarmed by the continuing attacks against environmental activists, defenders of territories, land rights' advocates, indigenous community leaders”, said on Sunday, Human Rights Day, the coordinator of Friends of the Earth Asia Pacific Environmental Human Rights Defenders Project, Romel de Vera. Read more
7 November 2017 | Interviews | Monitoring transnationals | Third round of UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights | Land grabbing | Social activists at risk
Giant agribusiness project “ProSavana” and the Mphanda Nkuwa dam on the Zambezi River, both of them in Mozambique, were denounced in Geneva, Switzerland, in the framework of the UN negotiations for a binding treaty on transnational corporations and human rights. Read more
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