2014 Special Broadcasts / Meeting on Large-scale Monocultures in Latin America

There has been an increasing advance of monoculture tree plantations in Latin America in the past decades. There are many reasons for this, but the main one is for the profit of big agribusiness, including biotechnology and financial corporations, as well as corporations manufacturing agroindustrial equipment and agrotoxics. The social and environmental impacts of this expansion are huge, as well as the territorial resistance to this agriculture production model by communities and social movements. It is a model that damages biodiversity and expels people from their ancient territories.

In order to analyze this model, Alianza Biodiversidad, Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC), the World Rainforest Movement (WRM) and the Black Fraternal Organization of Honduras (OFRANEH) are celebrating a "Latin American meeting on Large-scale Monocultures in Latin America: land grabbing and threats to biodversity and food sovereignty" from September 6 to 11 in La Ceiba, Honduras. This coverage has been made joint with the Alianza por la Biodiversidad.

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