Land (land grabbing)
Regional Conference, Abidjan, 21-23 November 2017.
To mark the second anniversary of Pope Francis’ encyclical Laudato Si’, the Bishops’ Conference of Mozambique has issued a pastoral letter that appeals to social, religious, economic and political actors to care for our common home and seek together what is best for their country and those who inhabit it.
Feronia Inc est une industrie canadienne d’exploitation d’huile de palme qui opère principalement en RD Congo. Détenu majoritairement par des institutions de financement du développement européennes et américaines, l’entreprise exerce une grosse pression sur les communautés locales afin de poursuivre son expansion territoriale et son exploitation de l’huile de palme !
In 2015, CIDSE contributed to the organisation of a Pan-African Conference on Land Grabbing and Just Governance in Kenya, together with Africa Europe Faith and Justice Network (AEFJN), its American counterpart (AFJN) and the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM). The event took place in Kenya from 22 to 26 November and gathered over 100 participants.
Find here a collection of case studies presented during the conference with contact details for interviews.
“As Jesus Christ said, you cannot serve two masters at the same time. One must choose between the logic of the market and the logic of the social. The constant expansion of agri-business is brutal; it tries to take over a growing part of the Amazon. Family farming is losing out. The government wants to avoid the structural change promoted by the MST. The conciliatory attitude of Lula is a camouflage for his choice in favour of the market, at the cost of the social.” – Bishop Tomas Balduino
The International Food Security and Nutrition Civil Society Mechanism issued a statement on October 11 2013, saying that governments were defending the interests of the biofuels industry rather than those of people pushed into hunger.
CCFD-Terre Solidaire: Le combat d'Henry Saragih et des paysans en Indonésie pour la souveraineté alimentaire
Révolté que la terre n'appartienne plus à ceux qui la travaillent mais aux multinationales agroalimentaires, Henry Saragih a passé sa vie à convaincre les communautés rurales indonésiennes de s'organiser. Avec l'appui du CCFD-Terre Solidaire, le syndicat des paysans indonésiens rassemble aujourd'hui plus de 700 000 membres. Et les combats remportés sont considérables.