World Rainforest Movement

Belo Monte dam site occupied!

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

On October 27, hundreds of indigenous men and women, fisherfolk and riverine community members occupied the construction site of one of the...

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Survey on the WRM Bulletin

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

At WRM we have been publishing our monthly electronic bulletin since 1997. It is currently sent in four different languages to more than...

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Montevideo Declaration: STOP the expansion of monoculture tree plantations!

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

This past September 21, on the occasion of the International Day Against Monoculture Tree Plantations, representatives of social...

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WRM is on Facebook

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

You can keep up with what’s happening at WRM on Facebook athttps://www.facebook.com/WorldRainforestMovement Among other things, check...

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Uganda: New Forests Company – FSC legitimizes the eviction of thousands of people from their land and the sale of carbon credits

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Oxfam International recently released an eye-opening report on the activities of UK-based New Forests Company (NFC) in Uganda. The company...

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Uruguay: Pulp plantations threaten dairy heartland

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

The Uruguayan economy is largely dependent on agriculture and livestock raising, in which the dairy industry plays an important role. The...

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Indonesia: Sources of livelihood threatened by REDD+, mining and oil palm projects

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

The Dayak have inhabited the forest in Kalimantan for a long time before the current State of Indonesia was established....

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Colombia: Monoculture tree plantations threaten land and food sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

For more than 20 years, Colombia has seen the ongoing expansion of monoculture tree plantations, to the benefit of transnational companies...

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Forests and food sovereignty: Voices of the sons and daughters of the forest

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Food sovereignty, which is centred on local autonomy, local markets and community action, and encompasses issues like agrarian reform,...

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Food sovereignty is not possible without biodiversity

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Over the years, the establishment of large-scale monoculture plantations for food production has been accompanied by the so-called Green...

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Nyéléni: A woman’s name for the struggle for Food Sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

In Africa there is a story that has been passed down through the years about a woman from Mali named Nyéléni, who challenged patriarchal...

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Terminator technology in agricultural crops and GEtrees: A threat to food sovereignty

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

I come from a family that considers seeds as something sacred. Back in my father’s day, our neighbours could sleep peacefully,...

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Food sovereignty and the new “discovery” of biodiversity

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

For thousands of years, different peoples in the most disparate parts of the world – especially women, but also men – have guaranteed...

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Issue 171 – October 2011

Posted on Oct 30, 2011

Food Sovereignty and the New “Discovery” of Biodiversity

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