This paper explores the history of one of the world’s largest land grabbing deals signed by Japan, Brazil and Mozambique in 2009 through official documents and recordings, especially of the Japanese actors involved.
Several agribusiness initiatives have stalled due to a combination of administrative logjams and a hostile political environment that increasingly questions the real motives behind the sudden interest by foreigners in African agriculture.
The attainment of democratic rights – including the right to access, control and defend land – must be defended and advanced through everyday struggles; laws and policies on their own won’t make significant change
A UNAC vem através do presente manifestar o seu distanciamento em relação ao conteúdo do comunicado de imprensa emitido pelas Plataformas da Sociedade Civil das províncias de Nampula, Zambézia e Niassa em relação a elaboração do Plano Director do programa Prosavana.
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.
At the Triangular People's Conference on ProSavana in Tokyo, Japanese researcher Sayaka Funada-Classen explains how this agricultural megaproject in northern Mozambique follows Japan's historical model.