Time and venue:
26 April 2016 // 19:00h
Rue Caroly 15, 1050 Brussels
Online registration is mandatory: www.oneworld.cz/2016/brussel-registration/12
Free of charge
About Land Grabbing
Every hour an area of rainforest the size of 300 football pitches is destroyed by palm oil producers. The situation is similar for other profitable crops. As a result, vast areas of agricultural land in Asia, Africa and even Europe fall into the hands of international investors. Instead of growing food for the region, farmlands are used for large-scale production destined for Western markets.
Land Grabbing presents testimony from around the world about this business practice and the power of money, which prevails over the needs of local communities.
The documentary film screening will be followed by a debate with:
- Gaelle Dusepulchre, Permanent Representative to the EU, FIDH
- Lertsak Kumkongsak, Campaign for Public Policy on mining (Thailand), Protection International
- Tonico Benites, indigenous rights defender, Guarani-Kaiowá (Brasil), Front Line Defenders
- Ali Kaba, Program Coordinator and senior researcher at the Sustainable Development Institute, (Liberia)
- Moderator: Paige Morrow, Head of Brussels Operations, Frank Bold
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/200874890293868/
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