Brazil's Alliance of Indigenous Peoples warned about President Bolsonaro's pledges to allow more farming and logging in the Amazon, and called on the EU to put pressure by refusing import of Brazil's agricultural products unless guaranteed that it's not comes from native lands or violated indigenous people's rights.
Brazilian deforestation is most highly driven by land speculation, whereby land speculators deforest an area, possibly selling off the timber, then convert the land to pasture, and then again quickly sell the land to a soy producer at a much increased price.
Mozambique's national peasant organisation UNAC dissociates itself from a press release issued by the Civil Society Platforms of the provinces of Nampula, Zambezia and Niassa, in relation to the Master Plan of the Prosavana programme.
Brazil's land issues secretary says his government will seek to classify the occupation of farmland by landless workers movements as akin to terrorism, while at the same time offering to support foreign investors interested in buying farmland.
Le nouveau gouvernement brésilien souhaite modifier le droit pour que les envahissements de terrains agricoles par des paysans "sans terres" soient considérés comme du terrorisme, a déclaré aujourd'hui un responsable du ministère de l'Agriculture.
Harvard University, the US pension fund manager TIAA/Nuveen and Japan's Mitsui are among the foreign companies buying up Brazilian farmlands that are responsible for over 420,000 ha of deforestation in the Cerrado since 2000.