Forum in Honduras denounces impacts of African palm expansion. “They are growing palms everywhere and leaving us without food.”
Rapid expansion of African palm cultivation in Honduras has had profound social and environmental consequences for the black, indigenous and campesino population, whose legitimate rights to land, food and a decent life have been seriously compromised. Their resistance effort has also been criminalized. Analysis, thorough debate and the search for common strategies to confront a land-grabbing model of production that displaces communities were the main goals of the forum-workshop on “Large Scale Monocultures in Latin America, Land Grabbing and Threats to Biodiversity and Food Sovereignty,” held on September 9 in the city of La Ceiba, Honduras. More than 170 people and dozens of regional social, popular and trade union movements and organizations participated in the event.
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