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.

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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: