Oxfam in Paraguay today announced its involvement in a campaign to get “public lands” into the hands of landless young people. 1980 Nobel Peace Prize-winner Adolfo Perez Esquivel is supporting the campaign, co-organized by local communities and the Articulacion Curuguaty (Curuguaty Network).
Over 260 young people have been left without land after a land grab in Paraguay. We ask President Horacio Cartes, to resolve this situation and to grant them the land they claim.
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If Europe were to rule out its support of biofuels by 2020, the region could lower its net imports of grain and oilseeds by up to 27 million tons, remarkably reducing its dependence on foreign goods. Global food prices could also drop significantly.
The Federal Public Ministry will launch an investigation into delays in resolving one of the cases highlighted in the recent Oxfam report "Nothing sweet about it."
Despite overwhelming evidence about the negative link between biofuels and food security, countries refused to take action on policies fueling land grabs, prices spikes and hunger.
Many indigenous communities across Mato Gross do Sul are fighting for official recognition of their ownership of the land but it is a lengthy process - in the meantime agro-industrial companies have wasted no time in clearing the land which the community believes will be planted with sugar cane.