Category Archives: Peasant

World Day of Action For Food Sovereignty

Mozambique: peasant backlash in corporate paradise

The ProSavana Master Plan* lays out several business opportunities for companies to invest in and get huge projected returns of between 20%-30% per year. Companies that invest will be able to tap a $2 billion Nacala Fund that is being financed by governments and investors in Japan and Brazil. Although details of this fund areContinue Reading

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 CorridorContinue Reading

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

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