Tagged: land grabs
The Guidelines on Land, Fisheries and Forests delivered today by the UN Committee on World Food Security (CFS) are a first essential step but there’s still a long road ahead before peoples’ rights to land, fisheries and forests are fully recognized and respected.
Oxfam has welcomed the announcement of an independent process to resolve complaints from communities who were evicted from their land without compensation to make way for two forestry plantations in Uganda.
Oxfam welcomes the announcement yesterday by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) that it has filed an official complaint with the certification body, SGS Qualifor, who carried out the certification of the UK-based New Forests Company’s plantations in Uganda.
The UN’s Committee on World Food Security today showed that it is up to its role as the central body of the global governance on food security, agriculture and nutrition. However a number of governments showed that they are not yet ready to address the structural causes of the broken food system.
International aid agency Oxfam today releases a digital edition of its report Growing a Better Future: Food justice in a resource constrained world, to coincide with the beginning of ‘GROW Week’ – a week of activism highlighting the world’s broken food system.
Oxfam is demanding that the Malaysian multinational, Sime Darby, quickly rights wrongs at its palm tree plantation in West Kalimantan, Indonesia.