Desde seu lançamento, o ProSavana é acusado de tentar destruir a agricultura moçambicana por meio de uma “invasão de megaprodutores brasileiros”, que “se utilizariam de financiamento japonês”, em uma “repetição do processo que destruiu o Cerrado brasileiro”. A lista de acusações é infindável, e, obviamente, há equívocos que devem ser esclarecidos.
It covers about 700,000 hectares in Mozambique, and is based on a project that Japan implemented in Brazil in the 1970s, which revolutionised agricultural production in an area now regarded as the most productive in Brazil.
Programa agrícola de investimentos entre Brasil, Japão e Moçambique para desenvolver a agricultura numa área de aproximadamente 14,5 milhões de hectares no país africano, o ProSavana está gerando polêmica.
BRICS states, except Russia, are enhancing and facilitating land grabs abroad in a way that is inconsistent with their proclamations of sustainable development, cooperation solidarity, and respect of national sovereignty.
Report examines Brazil’s programme to transform Mozambique’s Nacala corridor, the Chinese Agricultural Technology Demonstration Centre, and a private Chinese rice investment project in the Xai-Xai irrigation scheme.
The African agriculture sector is showing signs of improvements attributed to BRICS investment flows in smaller agricultural projects, reversing the trend triggered by the global food crisis in 2008.
Governments in a number of countries are trying to address concerns about land grabbing by closing their borders to foreign investors. Are these restrictions effective? Not really, says GRAIN.
Brazil is helping develop Mozambican agriculture by promoting large-scale farming and supporting smallholders. Can it do both at once?
“In the very short term land will became scarcest for Mozambicans because the government is attracting foreign investors arguing that we have huge unused land“, a spokesperson for UNAC told IPS. “What happens, in fact, when investors come, their appetite is centered on land already being used by locals.”
Entrevista com o governo federal deputado Luiz Nishimori
Indofood Sukses Makmur is planning to acquire a 50 percent stake in a plantation company in Brazil through its subsidiary Indofood Agri Resources, as the company expands its sugar plantation business.
Report on Japan's role in the ProSAVANA programme in Mozambique by Sayaka Funada Classen.