February 5, 2013 Oakland Institute
-▶ LOWER OMO LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/omo-local-tribes-under-threat
http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/video-lower-omo-local-tribes-under-threat Ethiopia has been the focus of aggressive foreign agricultural investment, leasing out nearly 3.6 million hectares of land for commercial farm ventures from 2008-2010. This investment has corresponded with widespread human rights violations. Most egregiously, the Ethiopian government's villagization program will displace 1.5 million people by 2013--with the five administrative regions that have the largest share of foreign investment the hardest hit. The forced relocation of hundreds of thousands of indigenous people from their lands to make room for foreign investors has destroyed livelihoods and rendered small-scale farmers and pastoralist communities fearful of their own survival, as rapes and killings involving security forces have been reported in Lower Omo and Gambella regions,,, http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/video-lower-omo-local-tribes-under-threat
April 17, 2013 - farmlandgrab.org
-▶ HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS FACE RELOCATION IN ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRAB http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/21952
The Center For Investigative Reporting
ETHIOPIA: A BATTLE FOR LAND AND WATER (7:16)
Food for Nine Billion: A controversial resettlement program in Ethiopia is the latest battleground in the race to secure prized farmland and water.
July 17, 2013 farmlandgrab.org |
-▶ FINGERPRINTS OF INTERNATIONAL AID ON FORCED RELOCATION, REPRESSION, AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSE IN ETHIOPIA http://farmlandgrab.org/post/view/22318
LOCAL TRIBES UNDER THREAT FROM FOREIGN LAND GRAB "INVESTMENTS", DEFORESTATION http://sco.lt/7anisL
-▶ ETHIOPIA'S 'VILLAGISATION' SCHEME FAILS TO BEAR FRUIT
Residents say government has not delivered on resettlement promise of land, clean water and livestock http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/apr/22/ethiopia-villagisation-scheme-fails
Guardian Global Development, January 17, 2012
-▶ HUMAN RIGHTS WATCH REPORT: THOUSANDS FORCIBLY RELOCATED IN ETHIOPIA: http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2012/jan/17/ethiopia-relocation-programme-report
International Cry, October 17, 2013
-▶ ETHIOPIA'S LAND GRABS: INTERVIEWS FROM THE HUNDRED OF THOUSANDS DISPLACED BY FOREIGN LANDGRABBING
Wealthy nations and multinational corporations are taking over lands that are home to hundreds of thousands of ethnically, linguistically, geographically and culturally distinct pastoralists and indigenous communities. Out of 740,000 hectares, 640,000 hectares of land have been leased to government-owned companies and private investors.
An Image Says A Thousand Words
SMALL FARMERS vs BIG WESTERN MONCROPPING AGRICULTURE
November 20, 2012 Mongabay
-▶ THE STRUGGLE TO CONSERVE ETHIOPIA'S HIGHLANDS: WOLVES, MOLE RATS, AND NYLA http://news.mongabay.com/2012/1120-hance-bale-interview.html#zsb3zhaDbf2HOQKv.99
"THE HUMAN RIGHTS IMPACT OF LAND INVESTMENTS ON INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES IN GAMBELLA, ETHIOPIA"
June 5, 2013 TerraDaily
-▶ EGYPT WARNS ' ALL OPTIONS OPEN' ON MEGA ETHOPIA DAM -
Ethiopia has begun diverting the Blue Nile 500 metres (yards) from its natural course to construct a $4.2 billion (3.2 billion euro) hydroelectric project known as Grand Renaissance Dam.
The Blue Nile joins the White Nile in Khartoum to form the Nile which flows through Sudan and Egypt before emptying into the Mediterranean.
20 December 2011 farmlandgrab.org
-▶ ETHIOPIA: GIBE III - A DAM TOO FAR http://www.farmlandgrab.org/post/view/19794
June 6, 2013 Terra Daily
-▶ EGYPT UPS THE ANTE ON NILE DISPUTE WITH ETHIOPIA MEGA DAM http://www.terradaily.com/reports/Egypt_ups_the_ante_on_Nile_dispute_with_Ethiopia_999.html
June 3, 2013 World Environment News -
-▶ MID-EAST WATER WARS: Ethiopia studies on Nile dam fall short: Diverting Water From Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia and the impact of a $4.7 billion hydroelectric dam. http://planetark.org/wen/68819
October 26, 2010 Yale Environment 360
"WHEN THE WATER ENDS: AFRICA'S CLIMATE CONFLICTS" http://e360.yale.edu/feature/when_the_water_ends_africas_climate_conflicts/2331/
June 24, 2013 Inter Press Service
-▶ AFRICA AT THE NEXUS OF AGROFUELS, LAND GRABS AND HUNGER - Part 2 http://www.ipsnews.net/2011/12/at-the-nexus-of-agrofuels-land-grabs-and-hunger-ndash-part-2/
WHEN WALL STREET WENT TO AFRICA
-▶ UNDERSTANDING LAND INVESTMENT DEALS IN AFRICA: PUBLICATIONS http://www.oaklandinstitute.org/land-deals-africa-publications
June 2, 2013 Global Post: Commentary:
-▶ WHY THE PROBLEM? WHEN IT'S ONLY ABOUT MONEY: U.S. STANDS TO BENEFIT BY INVESTING IN SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/sub-saharan-africa-united-states-investment-AGOA
June 3, 2013 Forest News
-▶ Q&A: WHO OWNS THE RIGHTS TO THE WORLD/S COMMON RESOURCES? http://blog.cifor.org/16672/qa-who-owns-the-rights-to-the-worlds-common-resources/#.Ub6-u-swOic
-▶ THE NEW CORPORATE COLONIALISM. DESTRUCTION OF LIFE -- ALL IN THE NAME OF "GROWTH" http://sco.lt/8pbb7p
May 3, 2011 FarmlandGrab
"PLANET FOR SALE"
BIG AG BUYING UP WORLD'S FERTILE LAND
-▶ DEFORESTATION OUT OF CONTROL - THE ONGOING 6TH MASS EXTINCTION http://sco.lt/60eudl
-▶ ENOUGHNESS -▶
Western Thought vs Indigenous Philosophy
The film takes you to China, Jordan, Ethiopia, Rwanda and Bolivia.
It’s the story of healing landscapes at scale, and, with it, restoring life, livelihoods, security and a future. This documentary is not just a tale of hope, it’s evidence of hope – it’s proof that we do not need to give in to apathy and despair. Instead, we see we have the simple solutions right in front of us... http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/green-gold/
▶ UNPRECEDENTED STUDY: LANGUAGE AND CULTURE DISAPPEAR WITH WESTERN DEVELOPMENT AND GLOBALIZATION http://sco.lt/9EV0jZ
▶ LAND GRABS: HOW FOREIGN "INVESTMENTS" ARE REDISTRIBUTING WEALTH, LAND AND WATER ACROSS THE GLOBE http://sco.lt/5YJpKb
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-▶ Food Crisis and Global Land Grabs