World Rainforest Movement

“NO to ProSavana” Campaign in Southern Africa

No a Prosavana

The Mozambique Union of Farmers, UNAC, a member of La Via Campesina, stressed during the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe (14-16 August 2014), that ProSavana, a mega agri-business project in Mozambique that also involves Brazil and Japan, “‘is not only a national campaign, it is a regional one”. UNAC warned that ProSavana would turn 14.5 million hectares of agricultural land currently being used by small-scale farmers in the Nacala Corridor, Northern Mozambique, into industrial monoculture agriculture driven by corporations for export production.

Read further here: http://www.viacampesina.org/en/index.php/actions-and-events-mainmenu-26/stop-transnational-corporations-mainmenu-76/1650-no-to-prosavana-campaign-mozambicans-seek-regional-solidarity

See also the article from La Via Campesina denouncing how women in the Nacala Corridor are being prevented from fetching firewood and other forest products where ProSavana is being implemented:

http://www.viacampesina.org/en/index.php/main-issues-mainmenu-27/women-mainmenu-39/1646-mozambique-women-prevented-from-fetching-firewood-and-other-forest-products-in-nacala-corridor

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