Mozambican farmers rap Japan’s ODA project for agriculture

Kyodo News International | 14 January 2014

Mozambican farmers rap Japan’s ODA project for agriculture Farmers and civic groups in Mozambique urged Japan during Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s trip to Africa to halt an agricultural program it is promoting in their country that they say could result in land grabbing. The Nampula Civil Society Platform, which represents more than 200 nongovernmental, farmers’ and other civic groups, claims in a statement that the “ProSavana” program to develop a vast area of intact savanna in northern Mozambique would have “baneful implications” for land ownership security and the environment. “Japan’s ‘generous support’ takes place in a perspective of continued colonialism,” it says… http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23040#sthash.GBOYoALK.dpuf

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