“The Tsilhqot’in National Government announced the creation of the Dasiqox Tribal Park, covering an area larger than half of Prince Edward Island. It follows a landmark decision by the Supreme Court of Canada in June recognizing Tsilhqot’in aboriginal title to their traditional territories.” Read article, Fresh off Title Victory, Tsilhqot’in Unveil Tribal Park. Click here for link to 3 minute video.
Instigated by alarming reports and disturbing photos of violent incidents near the 30,000-hectare Koka plantation in Ethiopia, this report shares findings from The Oakland Institute’s field research in 2012 and 2013 and exposes how this massacre was related to the agricultural development schemes of the Ethiopian government and the role of international aid programs in support of such activities. Click here to read the report.
This report debunks popular claims that carbon trading represents a ”win-win” for rural communities and the environment. Firsthand accounts from Uganda reveal that villagers living in and around land concessions acquired by Green Resources, a Norwegian company, have experienced forced evictions and restricted access to farm and grazing land, in addition to loss of livelihood–all in the name of green investment. Read the report.
In a scandalous move of skulduggery, the African Fertiliser and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP), under the guise of empowering smallholder farmers in Africa, is subsidising multinational fertiliser and financial corporations on African soil. Other beneficiaries of this scheme are the global grain trading and food processing giants. Click here to read the entire report by Swift grantee, African Centre for Biosafety.
This is the fourth video in a series produced by Swift grantee, Groundswell International. In this video, learn how women farmers in Ghana are working together and sharing knowledge with other women in their communities to restore native crops and protect indigenous seeds. To view this five minute video, click here.
The Gaia Foundation’s new report - UnderMining Agriculture: How the Extractives Industries Threaten our Food Systems exposes the hidden costs of mining on food, water, land, air and climate, showing how each is increasingly affected by toxins as the global land and water grab intensifies. Click here to read more.
The research for this report is part of African Centre for Biosafety’s multi-year research programme in southern and east Africa to investigate seed and soil fertility practices and challenges facing small-scale farmers in the region. One of the aims of the study is to offer an evidence-based critique of the Green Revolution agenda, with a particular focus on the activities of the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA), an institution that plays a critical coordinating role in expanding the GR agenda on the continent. Click here to download and read the report.