98 year old, blind Elisabeth: “I still have two years to go before I am hundred”.
Thousands of people disenfranchised, evicted and deprived of their livelihoods, this is not current affairs but a process over years. Near Kade, Eastern Region of Ghana, a Belgium Oil Palm Farmer promotes biodiversity and drives out residents. GOPDC owns two industrial plantations, in Kwae and Okumaning, with a total concession of 14,153 ha but only 7,700 ha being already developed. One of the evictees is 98-year old Elisabeth.
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Tagged Cameroon, FPIC, l'accaparement de terre, land and corruption, land grab, land grabbing corruption landrights, landjustice, landrights, landuse, Large Scale Land based Investment, LSLBI
Small Scale Family Farming/Production Systems based on agro-ecological and indigenous approaches, that sustain food sovereignty and the livelihoods of communities can be the answer to climate change and land grabbing. Many farmers migrate to urban areas or foreign countries because they don’t know how to improve their farms. Listen here to the Radio Drama and download the full Radio Drama Scripts to translate and adapt the drama for your own radio show.
A broad alliance from World Bank to G8, from governments to multi-national corporations promotes large scale agriculture to improve food security, to create jobs and to bring development to rural communities. Very often farmers give up their land rights to follow this dream. Liste here to the Radio Drama and download the Radio Drama Scripts to tranlate into your own language.
Women, in particular widows and women-headed households, tend to be denied or are assigned weaker land rights and, as a result, are often amongst the most vulnerable people in society and victims of grabbing. Listen here to the drama Episode 1. You can also download the full Radio Drama Scripts
This is the story of Lolito and 20,000 US$ compensation per month. Sounds good, but Land Grabbing has different faces. Foreign investors acquired land in this community in the Volta Region. In this poor region jobs are more than welcome, actually: any development is welcome. But after the land was taken, the community is not profiting from it.
Kolé est une localité située dans le périmètre irriguée de Baguinéda dans la région de Koulikoro au Sud du Mali.Depuis un certain temps, Kolé est menacée par un lotissement ordonné par l’autorité communale, au grand dam des paysans qui réclament, à cor et à cris, l’arrêt des travaux.
Kolé is a village located in the irrigated perimeter of Baguinéda in the Koulikoro Region of southern Mali. For quite some period of time, kolé has been under threat because a subdivision plan has been put in place by the local authority at the expense of the farmers who are likely to lose their control over land and therefore claiming their rights.They are crying out for the immediate suspension of the ongoing subdivision.
Les populations de Zékounga, un village situé à environ 15 Km de Ouagadougou au Burkina Faso sont menacées d’éviction. Selon les populations, le Maire de Tanghin Dassori accapare leurs terres sous le couvert d’un projet d’urbanisation et utilise par l’intimidation, arrestation arbitraire, de violence et voies de faits pour se saisir de leur patrimoine foncier.
Zékounga is a village located at about 15km from Ouagadougou in Burkina Faso. The community is threatened by a forced eviction being conducted by the Mayor of Tanghin Dassori who, according to masses, is hiding behind a so-call urbanization project and using intimidation, arbitrary detention and other violence and abuse to take control of the land belonging to the Community.