New briefing paper | “The Devil’s Totality”: Paraguay’s Struggle Against Agribusiness and Monoculture
We marked September 21, the International Day of Struggle against Monoculture Tree Plantations, with a webinar and discussion titled ‘In the Shadow of Monoculture Plantations’, which delved deep into the havoc that monoculture plantations are wreaking on the human rights of Indigenous Peoples and local communities around the globe, as well as their harrowing impacts on biodiversity and water sources. We also discussed how so-called climate and green finance is contributing to the expansion of these harmful schemes, and why financing of false solutions and their support via subsidies and other incentives must be halted and shifted towards genuine, gender-just and rights-based solutions capable of tackling the root causes of the climate crisis.
We also released GFC’s latest briefing paper, “The Devil’s Totality”: Paraguay’s Struggle Against Agribusiness and Monoculture, authored by Omar Yampey of Henoi Centro de Estudios, Paraguay, which is one of GFC’s member organisations.
Our distinguished panel of speakers included Hilde Stroot of Oxfam Novib; Omar Yampey of Henoi Centro de Estudios, Paraguay; Anabela Lemos of Justicia Ambiental, Mozambique; and Coraina de la Plaza from GFC.
Here are the links to the report and the recording of the webinar.