Denunciation of the partnership between WWF and ProSavana

Não ao ProSavana | 7 March 2016

For over three years social movements, peasant families, civil society organisations, religious organisations, scholars and concerned citizens that are part of the No to ProSavana Campaign have been resisting the implementation of ProSavana in the Nacala Corridor of Mozambique.1 This project is the result of a partnership among the governments of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan, to promote agribusiness development in the Nacala Corridor, resulting in the violation of human rights and negative impacts on peasant agriculture and the environment.

Alliances among Mozambican, Brazilian and Japanese civil society organisations, among other actors, forced the postponement of Part II of ProSavana (the Master Plan)2 as well as the organisation of public hearings with communities affected by ProSavana between April and June of 2015.3 However, these hearings violated national and international laws,4 including International Labour Organisation (ILO) Convention No. 169, which guarantees the right to free, prior and informed consent.5

– See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/25864-denunciation-of-the-partnership-between-wwf-and-prosavana#sthash.bCTmVEKT.dpuf

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