Mozambique: Farmers call for resistance to land-grabbing

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Members of the National Peasants Union, known as UNAC, in Mozambique, and representatives of international nongovernmental organizations following the Tokyo International Conference on African Development have called on the governments of Japan, Brazil and Mozambique to halt the ProSavana program.
Sponsored by Japan and Brazil, the ProSavana program will facilitate foreign investment for large-scale farming in a vast area of savanna in northern Mozambique, encompassing more than 10 million hectares in three provinces. UNAC warns that the project will jeopardize the local production system based on family-run agriculture and will result in land-grabbing.