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À Madagascar, la lutte contre l’accaparement des terres

Entretien avec Mamy Rakotondrainibe – Présidente du Collectif pour la Défense des Terres Malgaches (TANY) et Valérie Cabanes – Juriste, auteure de « Une nouveau droit pour la terre » aux éditions du Seuil.

Derpuis 6 mois les habitants du village de Soamahamanina manifestent contre l’exploitation par une société minière chinoise du sous-sol riche en or. Une exploitation permise par le pouvoir à Antananarivo, dont les bénéfices ne profitent à personne sur place, et qui détruit les terres arables. Qui s’en soucie ? Pas grand monde. C ’est un des problèmes qui déstabilise Madagascar et c’est selon certains juristes un écocide pur et simple.

The Guardian | 20 October 2016

by Clair MacDougall
With a sweat slicked forearm, Bacchus Wilson Panyonnoh hacks away the vines that snake over a young oil palm tree. He knows the rhythm of a whipping cutlass, the oppressive tropical heat that clings like a second skin and the dull sting of calloused hands well.
The 35-year-old comes from a long line of farmers and hunters from the remote forests of south-eastern Liberia. But instead of cutting back relentless jungle in search of farmland or bushmeat, Panyonnoh moves between rows of stout trees on what is set to become the largest palm plantation in Liberia.  Panyonnoh is one of more than 3,700 Liberians working for Golden Veroleum Liberia (GVL), a company whose main investor is one of the most powerful palm oil outfits in the world, Singapore-based Golden Agri-Resources.
“I do slashing on the field. I brush. I brush all day,” says Panyonnoh. “I’m happy because other people are looking for a job. They cannot get a job.”

 

FIAN Belgique | 25 février 2016

Action contre Socfin (groupe Bolloré): stop aux accaparements de terres

Action contre Socfin (groupe Bolloré): stop aux accaparements de terres from FIAN B on Vimeo.

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IPAR | 14 janvier 2016
 Entretiens :Atelier du CRDI sur les acquisitions de terres a grande échelle (ATGE) et la reddition de comptes en Afrique, a Dakar du 24 au 26 novembre 2015. 

http://www.ipar.sn/-Entretiens-.html?lang=fr

Youtube | 10 décembre 2014

Flash Atelier de lancement Rapport Ndiael Birama camara Lancement d’un rapport d’Actionaid sur l’accaparement des terres au Forum Social Africain à Dakar en octobre 2014 

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Mvu4PDQorQ&feature=player_embedded

17-4-2014, Servindi

  Un campaña virtual responsabiliza al Banco Mundial por el acaparamiento de tierras y recursos en todo el planeta, en detrimento de los derechos de las poblaciones locales campesinas e indígenas.  Se trata de la campaña “Our Land Our Business” lanzada en marzo de este año por el Instituto Oakland – See more at: http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23735-campana-denuncia-estrategias-del-banco-mundial-para-acaparar-tierras-indigenas#sthash.Hm735vPz.dpuf
SAPO | 24 de julho 2014 Repúdio ao prosavana
Organizações da sociedade civil de Moçambique, Brasil e Japão juntam esforços em protesto ao Prosavana, um projecto que visa desenvolver om sector agrícola na região centro e norte do país.  http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23770-repudio-ao-prosavana#sthash.bLdReKQr.dpuf
Friends of the Earth Liberia | 11 June 2014
Liberian politician speaks out against landgrabbing
Byron Browne, Member of Parliament from Grand Bassa County, Liberia, has lambasted the government for protecting investors rather than the rights of its own people. Grand Bassa is the home of the Jogbahn Clan the Liberian community that is currently resisting Equatorial Palm Oil from grabbing their land. Browne’s community is also engaged in a long running land dispute with a rubber company Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC).   http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23608-liberian-politician-speaks-out-against-landgrabbing#sthash.XahtcI89.dpuf
FoEI and SDI | 6 May 2014
In Liberia, the Jogbahn Clan have been fighting against a palm oil company grabbing their land. In March 2014 Liberia’s President recognised their right to say no to British palm oil company Equatorial Palm Oil PLC. However, despite the President’s commitment, EPO still has not recognised that the Clan said no to their operations. They are conducting studies of the Clan’s land in preparation for clearing.  http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23463-film-the-jogbahn-clan#sthash.OyuPNQQe.dpuf
SOS Faim | April 2014
Accaparement de terres – Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol Au Sénégal, un projet d’investissement agricole fait grand bruit. La société Senethanol SA rassemblant des capitaux sénégalais et étrangers vise la production d’agrocarburants destinés au marché européen, sur près de 20.000 ha. Ce projet initié en 2010 a rapidement provoqué la colère et l’opposition de certains paysans et habitants de la zone de Fanaye, où le projet devait s’implanter. Virginie et Antonella, deux collègues du Service Information de SOS Faim, sont parties une semaine au Sénégal pour aller à la rencontre de ceux qui aujourd’hui tentent de résister au projet, notamment au travers de l’action du CNCR, organisation paysanne partenaire de SOS Faim au Sénégal. Accaparement de terres – Le cas Senhuile-Senéthanol from SOS Faim on Vimeo.
 http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/23640-accaparement-de-terres-le-cas-senhuile-senethanol#sthash.ziHmgHKS.dpuf
ARTE | 26 avril 2014
Terres arables : un marché pas comme les autres
Dans ce second numéro consacré à la vente et la location de terres arables à grande échelle, “Le Dessous des cartes” s’intéresse aux facteurs d’instabilité induits par cette compétition autour du foncier agricole, aux bénéfices qui peuvent en découler, et fait le point sur les investissements chinois en Afrique.
Prise de terres
No land no food no life  — Mali
No Land No Food No Life explores the calls for an end to global land grabs, and for sustainable peasant and community agriculture. It gives voice to those directly affected by combining personal stories showing how farmers are dealing with losing their land from these grabs, and vérité footage of organizers and community leaders fighting against land grabs. No Land No Food No Life is a deep examination into the challenges and struggles farmers face despite the exultation they experience in their fight for to retain control of their land.  http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22651-no-land-no-food-no-life
 Seeds of discontent — Mozambique
A powerful new documentary film, “Seeds of discontent”, has been launched today October 2, 2013 drawing attention to the role of a Swedish investment firm, Dutch pension fund and Norwegian church endowment in land grabbing in Mozambique. The film, released less than a week before the UN Committee for World Food Security meets in Rome, gives a compelling visual portrait of how investment by private financial players can undermine food security and human rights in developing countries. http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22644-seeds-of-discontent
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 African Land Grab-click on links to view Videos

Countries: Ethiopia, Mozambique, Mali, Liberia

Report: CNN, the Observer, Al-jaazera, Okland Institute, Activists

The Stream – Are foreign investors colonising Africa?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y05fzp0YSrw

South2North – Are land grabs an opportunity for Africa?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mE6rrro8i7Y

New Century, More colonizers: Indian companies grab land in Ethiopia:

Activists Challenge African ‘Land Grab’
Human Rights Watch slams Vale, Rio Tinto over Mozambique resettlements:
Is Liberia land grab by foreign firms sowing seed of future conflict?-
Testimony from Liberia by Woman Whose Land was Absorbed into
Mali and the Africa Land Grab
Land grabbing in Mali
Whose Land? – Why Poverty?
Claims of African ‘land grab’ spark controversy — CNN

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