Land Rights

SNS: Ukrajinská Pôda sa Dostáva do Rúk Zahraničných Korporácií

Bratislava 23. júna (TASR) - Kým ukrajinská vláda bojuje s rusko-jazyčnou opozíciou o ovládnutie 2 % územia, milióny hektárov (ha) ukrajinskej pôdy rýchlo a v tichosti prechádzajú do rúk zahraničných korporácií. Tvrdí to prvý podpredseda Slovenskej národnej strany (SNS) Jaroslav Paška. Odvoláva sa pritom na odhady kalifornského Oakland Institute, podľa ktorých má byť pod kontrolou zahraničných spoločností už približne 2,2 milióna ha ukrajinskej pôdy.

‘පීඩාවට පත්වූවන්ට අවංකවන්න’ - ඕක්ලන්ඩ් ආයතනයෙන් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජයට පිළිතුරක්

උතුරු නැගෙනහිර පළාත්වල ජීවත්වන දෙමළ ජනයාගේ මූලික අයිතිවාසිකම් උල්ලංඝණය කිරීම් පිළිබඳ වන සාක්‍ෂි සහිත වාර්තාවක් ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය විසින් නොතකා හැරීම, ස්වාධීන බුද්ධි මණ්ඩලයක දැඩි දෝෂ දර්ශනයට ලක්ව තිබේ.

එක්සත් ජනපදයේ ඕක්ලන්ඩ් ආයතනය විසින් නොබොදා එළි දක්වන ලද වාර්තාවකින් පෙන්වා දී තිබුණේ යුද්ධයෙන් සය වසරකට පසු දෙමළ ජනයා ප්‍රමුඛ සිංහල බෞද්ධ නොවන ප්‍රජාවන්ට එරෙහි ’නිහඬ යුද්ධයක්’ තව දුරටත් ක්‍රියාත්මකව ඇති බවයි. නමුත් ‘සුළුතර ජාතීන්ගේ’ අයිතීන් ක්‍රමානුකූලව උල්ලංඝනය කෙරෙන බවට ඕක්ලන්ඩ් වාර්තාවේ දැක්වෙන කරුණු තමන් ප්‍රති‌ෙක්‍ෂ්ප කරන බව ශ්‍රී ලංකා රජය ප්‍රකාශ කර තිබේ.

Sri Lanka Continues to Violates Human Rights of Minorities: Report

Sri Lanka continues to violate human rights of its religious and ethnic minorities even six years after the end of civil war in the country that resulted in the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), according to a new independent report.

The report The Long Shadow of War: Struggle for Justice in Post War Sri Lanka, by California-based Oakland Institute states that the traditional Tamil homeland is still under heavy military occupation by at least 160,000 mostly Sinhalese soldiers, one for every 6 Tamil civilians.

Deuda y Desesperación: los Pequeños Agricultores de Tanzania Sometidos a una Nueva Ola de Colonialismo

Lo que está pasando ahora en Tanzania debe ser un ejemplo de lo que no hay que hacer si se quiere ayudar a los pequeños agricultores, que tengan un medio de vida y alimenten a sus comunidades.

Corporate-Led Aid Wreaks Havoc in Tanzania

A showcase project of the G8’s New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition strips small scale farmers in Tanzania of their homes and farmland, damages a protected wetland and forces the corporate chemical input industry on smallholders. More evidence that agricultural initiatives backed by Western governments are benefiting multinationals and penalising local communities.

On the Ethiopian General Election

Every five years the Ethiopian people are invited by the ruling party to take part in a democratic pantomime called ‘General Elections’. Sunday 24th May saw the latest production take to the national stage.

Debt and Despair: How Small-Scale Farmers Feel the Impact of So-Called "Responsible Investment"

What is now happening in Tanzania should be an example of how not to behave if you want to help poor farmers make a living and feed their communities

Kilombero Plantations Ltd (KPL) is no ordinary rice farm. Based in Kilombero Valley, Tanzania, the company owns a 5,800 hectare plantation and buys rice from local farmers. Not only is it now the largest rice producer in East Africa, it’s become a flagship for international backers hoping to prove that corporations can deliver economic development for communities.

Irresponsible Investment: Agrica's Broken Development Model in Tanzania

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 outgrower model based on System of Rice Intensification (SRI) technologies. The investment project receives considerable financial and technical support from various development institutions including the UK Department for International Development (DfID) and USAID. This report presents the findings of an investigation carried out in Tanzania between 2011 and 2015 of KPL’s investment venture, focusing on the impacts experienced by surrounding communities.