Tagged: land rights
The Didipio area is a fertile agricultural region, with farmers growing food for consumption or cash crops such as citrus trees, both of which rely on clean water from the nearby river. A small farming community is battling to stop a huge gold and copper mine.
Oxfam welcomed today’s vote by the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy (ITRE committee) to reduce the EU’s ambitious targets for biofuels in transport fuel but would have liked it to go further by dropping biofuels from the renewable energy directive altogether.
Joanna Manu had attended a training session with Oxfam America’s partner WACAM, where she learned that farmers can only be removed from their land if they have been compensated for it. Now, she defends her rights and stands firm in protecting the environment in her community.
Farmers in Ghana talk candidly about the impact of gold mining on their communities and how—with education about their human rights-—they can hold mining companies and the government accountable.