World Rainforest Movement

Stop plantations expansion in Mozambique!

Posted on Sep 13, 2016

updated on September 22 Last week we asked your support for communities in Mozambique who are facing rapid expansion of timber monoculture...

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Mozambique: Denunciation of the partnership between WWF and ProSavana

Posted on Mar 21, 2016

The “No to ProSavana Campaign” have been resisting the implementation of ProSavana in the Nacala Corridor of Mozambique, a partnership...

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The Farce of “Smart Forestry”. The Cases of Green Resources in Mozambique and Suzano in Brazil

Posted on Nov 9, 2015

  “Nobody eats eucalyptus.”  With this statement farmers expressed their outrage when the company Aracruz Celulose...

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ProSavana Plan in Mozambique is out and threatening peasants’ land

Posted on Jun 3, 2015

Peasants in northern Mozambique are struggling to keep their lands and water sources, as governments and foreign companies move...

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Carbon violence: the impacts of Green Resources’ carbon plantation in Uganda

Posted on Dec 9, 2014

A new report by the Oakland Institute introduces the term ‘carbon violence’ to describe the impact of Green Resources’ plantation...

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REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies

Posted on Dec 3, 2014

REDD: A Collection of Conflicts, Contradictions and Lies presents summaries of reports from 24 REDD projects or programmes with a common...

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EU support for wood-based ‘bioenergy’ fuels forest destruction and land-grabbing

Posted on Sep 26, 2014

    Back in 2009, the European Union agreed on a 20% renewable energy target by 2020. Most of the target is expected to be met...

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“NO to ProSavana” Campaign in Southern Africa

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

The Mozambique Union of Farmers, UNAC, a member of La Via Campesina, stressed during the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)...

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Forests in Mozambique face extinction

Posted on Sep 4, 2014

Mozambique used to be rich in forests. Nowadays, not only can it not be considered a rich country, but its forests are also at risk of...

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Maputo Statement: No REDD in Africa Network Declaration on REDD

Posted on Sep 21, 2013

The NO REDD in Africa Network gathered here in Maputo Mozambique, on 26 August 2013 during the occasion of an international workshop on...

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Oil Palm in Africa. Voices from the communities

Posted on Sep 13, 2013

Industrial oil palm plantations are rapidly expanding, not only in Liberia. In many African countries expansion projects are happening and...

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Oil Palm in Africa – Interactive Map

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

We have produced an interactive map that sumarizes some of the information gathered in the  publication “Oil palm in Africa: past,...

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Oil palm in Africa: past, present and future scenarios – 2013 update

Posted on Aug 30, 2013

Original version by Ricardo Carrere – updated by the WRM in 2013. Oil palm is a traditional native crop for West and Central African...

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Mozambique: Industrial tree plantations generate profits for investors, negative impacts for peasant communities

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

According to figures from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), there were 62,000 hectares of industrial monoculture...

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Mozambique: Farmers call for resistance to land-grabbing

Posted on Jun 30, 2013

Members of the National Peasants Union, known as UNAC, in Mozambique, and representatives of international nongovernmental organizations...

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Mozambique: Action in defense of peasants’ right to food

Posted on Feb 28, 2013

The organization Fian International – for the right to adequate food, began an action in October 2012 to end on 30 April 2013 in...

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Posted on Oct 25, 2012

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Africa: Social movements building resistance

Posted on Aug 30, 2012

Members of farmers’ organizations, women’s movements and civil society organizations from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Swaziland,...

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An overview of industrial tree plantations in the global South: conflicts, trends, and resistance struggles.

Posted on Jun 11, 2012

After many years of supporting local struggles and disseminating information from different countries on tree monocultures and its impacts,...

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Mozambique: Monoculture tree plantation projects foster land grabbing, threaten food security

Posted on Apr 30, 2012

The interest of foreign investors in natural resources, and especially land, has grown significantly in recent years throughout Africa, and...

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Dutch pension fund denounced for investing in monoculture tree plantations in Mozambique

Posted on Dec 30, 2011

On December 3, 2011, a front page article in the Dutch newspaper Volkskrant, denounced that the Dutch pension fund, ABP, one of the biggest...

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Mozambique: Timber plantations expansion

Posted on Sep 30, 2011

In the South East of Africa, Mozambique glimmers like a bright jewel in the African sunlight. The coastline stretches thousands of...

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Urgent call for an end to financing the establishment of eucalyptus and pine tree plantations in Mozambique

Posted on Sep 2, 2011

Based on a demand of our friends from Geasphere from Southern Africa, we are urging for an end to the financing of the establishment of...

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Mozambique: More denunciations against Chikweti, a company financed by a Nordic “solidarity” fund

Posted on Apr 30, 2011

For a number of years, peasant farmer communities in the province of Niassa, in northern Mozambique, have been fighting back against the...

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Chikweti plantations in Mozambique: Will the FSC continue certifying the uncertifiable?

Posted on Dec 30, 2010

The FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)website has announced that the company Chikweti Forests of Niassa, which operates in the province of...

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Mozambique: Video and Publication on the expansion of tree plantations

Posted on May 30, 2010

The government of Mozambique is in the process of expanding large-scale monocultures of alien, fast-growing tree species, mainly...

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The Expansion of Tree Monocultures in Mozambique. Impacts on local peasants communities in the Province of Niassa

Posted on May 18, 2010

A field report, by Winfridus Overbeek. This publication is the result of a visit to Mozambique in November 2009 by two activists involved...

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Mozambique: Pine and eucalyptus companies are advancing on peasant land in the north of the country

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

Pine and eucalyptus planting companies are advancing on land belonging to peasant family communities in several provinces in northern...

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Ninguem come eucalipto. Em Moçambique também não

Posted on Jan 11, 2010

Only available in Portuguese Produzido pelo Movimento Mundial pelas Florestas Tropicais Realizado por Flavio Pazos Voz: Manuela...

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Mozambique: Pine plantation project brings misfortune to 31 families in the North

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

Thirty-one families from the districts of Lichinga and Sanga in northern Mozambique have not been able to harvest any crops this 2008/2009...

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Timber Plantations in Southern Africa

Posted on Dec 15, 2008

Timber plantations in southern Africa are concentrated in South Africa, Zimbabwe and Swaziland, but they are also expanding in Mozambique....

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