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Aid donors' flagship investment deal causing hardship and displacement in Tanzania

Press release | June 17, 2015 at 14:00

Oakland/Johannesburg/London, June 17 - Norfund, the UK aid department, and Capricorn are funding the British company Agrica’s industrial rice plantation in Mngeta, Tanzania, which is destroying the livelihoods of smallholder farmers, driving them...

Irresponsible Investment – Agrica’s Broken Development Model in Tanzania

Publication | June 17, 2015 at 10:00

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is a 5,818 hectare (ha) rice plantation located in the heart of the fertile Kilombero Valley, Tanzania. In addition to developing a large-scale rice farm, KPL works with local smallholder farmers through an...

More money and less risk for African eco-farmers

Blog entry by Daisy Ouya | May 28, 2015

Greenpeace study in Malawi and Kenya has revealed that chemically-intensive farming hurts the bottom line of small-scale farmers; agroecological farming is more profitable. Agroecology refers to a suite of sustainable farming...

Healthy food for the future must be added to the global agenda today

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel, Political Advisor Greenpeace Africa | June 2, 2015

On May 1 st  2015, The Milan Expo opened its doors to the public amid numerous scandals, from corruption to incomplete projects. The expo is meant to be an opportunity to connect and discuss the future of the planet. The...

The Politics of Food, When African Nations Become Heroes

Blog entry by Shanaaz Nel | May 12, 2015

This is a simple beginning to a very thorny story. In the foot hills of many communities are the major makers of food for every citizen, local and global. The hero in this story has extraordinary super being power, has the will power...

From "good to great": ecological farming is coming!

Blog entry by Iza Kruszewska | January 22, 2015

2014 has been a good year for ecological farming. Also called agroecology, this knowledge-rich type of farming which protects and sustains the diversity of life on earth is gaining recognition as farmers struggle to adapt to a changing...

Putting food security and forest protection first in Cameroon

Blog entry by Irène Wabiwa | April 19, 2013

As an African working for Greenpeace, I am often challenged when I speak out against the industrial exploitation of our continent’s natural resources, disguised as “development”. All too often, this simply creates huge profits for...

An apple a day keeps the pesticides away

Blog entry by Federica Ferrario | September 12, 2014

The fields around Malles in the heart of the Venosta Valley in northern Italy are right now surrounded by thousands of yellow and red apples, ready to be harvested. These apples–the real “gold” of this area, – will soon be produced...

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