Category Archives: Peasant

No to ProSavana

No to ProSavana

(August 2014:, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe): At the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit the Mozambique Union of Farmers, (UNAC), regionalised its “NO To ProSavana” campaign.

ProSavana is a mega agri-business project involving Brazil and Japan located in Mozambique. The project, if developed, aims to turn 14.5 million hectares of agricultural land in the Nacala Corridor in Northern Mozambique, currently being used by small-scale farmers, into industrial monoculture agriculture for export production.

According to UNAC, the campaign against ProSavana at the national level has been a success. Work to connect the struggle to civil society organisations in Brazil and Japan is under way, but support from the regional level is still required, since land-grabbing, a growing phenomenon in the SADC region, places 10,000s of people’s food, water and seed sovereignty are at great risk.

GRAIN Report

A new report from GRAIN1 offers a deep analysis of the data available on agricultural systems and food production internationally The report, Hungry for land: small farmers feed the world with less than a quarter of all farmland makes six central conclusions … 1. that the peasantry continue to be those who, on small areasContinue Reading

Great Grabs of Africa

African governments are in the spotlight for their role in the continent’s land grabs which has seen millions of acres end up in the hands of private investors.  Latest reports by a US-based think-tank, Oakland Institute, show that Western transnational corporations and Eastern countries such as China and India have played a big role inContinue Reading

Wilderland Turns 50

Wilderland is celebrating it’s 50th Anniversary this year on Saturday the 29th of March we invite you to come join us for an open day at Wilderland (Comers Rd, Whitianga) to see what we’re about, have a look around, catch up with old friends from our long history, eat, chill, and enjoy loads of greatContinue Reading

Peaceful Uprising in Brazil

Landless Workers Protest Agrarian Reform ​(Brazilia): Around 16 thousand Landless Workers participating in the 6th MST (Landless Workers’ Movement) National Congress made the 9km journey from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium to the Three Power Plaza and back. The main aim of the peaceful protest was to denounce the standstill situation of agrarian reform in BrazilContinue Reading

World Bank Funds Terrorists

World Bank Funds Terrorists

Heavily armed police just burned 1,000 homes to the ground to force indigenous families out of the Kenyan forest where they’ve lived for centuries. This desperate community needs our help to save their homes — and the forest — before it’s destroyed forever. >> Sign the petition The World Bank has given millions to the Kenyan forest policeContinue Reading

ILC Land Reform Project

ILC Land Reform Project

The International Land Coalition is calling for expressions of interest in a new initiative it has announced to “influence the formulation and implementation of national land policy for the benefit of the rural poor”. Called the Facility in Support of Innovative and High Impact Targeted Interventions on the ground (FTI). The ILC has identified key countries for substantive long-term engagementContinue Reading

Chile Women get Agroecology

An organisation that brings together some 10,000 peasant and indigenous women from Chile is launching an agroecology institute for women For years, the National Association of Rural and Indigenous Women (ANAMURI) has been training thousands of people through La Vía Campesina, the international peasant organisation. The new Agroecology Institute for Rural Women (IALA) will be theContinue Reading

Germany : We are fed up!

A demonstration in central Berlin called “Wir haben es satt – We are fed up” attracted  30.000 demonstrators.  “Peasant farming is not modernity remote, poor or underdeveloped. It is a sustainable agricultural model, that uses natural and human resource with respect and guarantees social and food security worldwide. That’s what this year’s international year ofContinue Reading