Truth-out | 02 March 2016
This article was drawn from an interview with Anabela Lemos, and conducted, edited and condensed by Simone Adler. Anabela Lemos is cofounder, campaign coordinator and board member of Justiça Ambiental, the Mozambique branch of Friends of the Earth.
To corporations, the forest is only business. To communities, the forest is everything: trees, medicine, culture, spirituality. Land-grabbing and the removal of communities from forests and land breaks the community, displaces access to food and water, and uproots the connection to nature and [local] knowledge. If the community structure is broken, if the land – the means of food production – is lost, we lose everything. – See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/25842-mozambique-s-movement-to-end-land-grabs-interview-with-anabela-lemos#sthash.S5IGlwqD.dpuf