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African peasants reject corporate seed laws and assault on peasant seeds and food sovereignty

28 Nov 2013

That La Via Campesina (LVC) is now established and active in Zimbabwe is extremely good news. This has positive implications for supporting African peoples’ struggles to preserve and to protect local community autonomy in the future, but it also has relevance for strengthening communities’ capacity to conserve their land, water and biodiversity.   The biggest threat in Africa today appears to be coming from foreign corporations involved in grabbing community land to establish large-scale industrial plantations of animal feed, timber and biofuel crops; in order to export to, and to satisfy demand from, greedy …

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A Pathetic REDD Package

4 Dec 2013

On 12 November 2013, the Global Forest Coalition made the following intervention during the negotiations in Warsaw on methodologies to Reduce Emissions from Deforestation and forest Degradation and enhance forest…

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Bioenergy and Forests

15 Apr 2015

This editorial is part of Forest Cover issue nº47. If you want to read or download the rest of the articles please go to By Rachel Smolker, Biofuelwatch, USA…

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