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Paraguay

File annual report 2009 - executive summary
Download a summarized version of the 2009 annual report.
paraguay: challenging agribusiness, building people’s food sovereignty
The rapid spread of industrial agriculture across Latin America is devastating indigenous peoples, local communities and the environment, as people and forests are moved out of the way to grow vast tracts of soya and other monocultures. These crops are mainly exported, to feed people and fuel vehicles in wealthy industrialized countries. The Southern Cone of Latin America is also a key region for the biotech industry, since many countries either permit or are unable to restrict the cultivation of genetically modified crop varieties, which is prohibited in many other countries.
brazil: challenging investors in brazilian agrofuels
The lucrative agrofuels sector continues to be promoted by many as a clean green solution to climate change. Yet increasing demand for agrofuels gives large companies yet another reason to ‘grab’ land from traditional owners and users, and continue to destroy forests. The intensive production of agrofuels can even lead to more greenhouse gases being emitted than would have happened if fossil fuels had been used. Industrial agrofuels are part of the problem, not the solution.
gender highlights
For FoEI, a fuller comprehension of the harsh realities faced by women in different countries and regions across the world will help us construct better and more effective campaign strategies, and change the way we ourselves act. These changes will enhance FoEI’s ability to contribute to real and lasting change that works for both women and men.
funding and membership support
sustainability school
The annual Sustainability School convened by Friends of the Earth Latin America and the Caribbean (ATALC) provides space for a new form of learning and information exchange in Latin America and the Caribbean. Now in its third year, it is also forging strong new links between member groups, and with allies in the region.
member groups
Friends of the Earth International is made up of the activities and actions of our 76 member groups, and it is our mission to support and strengthen their work at the local level.
training for campaigners, communicators, and journalists
In April 2009, Friends of the Earth International organized a one-day training for campaigners in Amsterdam, in the Netherlands, during which participants started developing a federation-wide communications strategy on food sovereignty. During a skill-share, participants also improved their media messaging skills.
Opposing the certification of palm oil, jatropha and sugar cane monocultures
Our campaign to expose the role that agrofuels corporations have played in misleading the public was heard by the UK’s Advertising Standard Authority, who ruled that an advertisement placed by the Malaysian Palm Oil Council and aired on the BBC was misleading because it said that Malaysian palm oil is sustainable.
Agrofuels campaign highlights
The campaign’s main objective is to stop the production, trade and consumption of agrofuels, by raising public awareness about its negative impacts on local communities and globally.
Forest and Biodiversity program highlights
The Forest and Biodiversity Program’s objective is to strengthen and promote sustainable local initiatives for the protection and local use of forests and biodiversity. We resist and mobilize against destructives practices, actions and policies that destroy forests and biodiversity. We also work to build and strengthen, a global movement for forests, biodiversity and the communities that depend on them, in the medium and long term.
Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism (ejrn) program highlights
The EJRN Program’s objective is to build sustainable societies by building people’s power and dismantling corporate power, stopping corporate-led neo-liberalism and globalization, and challenging the institutions and governments that promote unequal and unsustainable economic systems.
Economic Justice - Resisting Neoliberalism (ejrn) program
The overall goal of the EJRN program for 2008 was to create sustainable societies by building people’s power and dismantling corporate power, stopping corporate-led neo-liberalism and globalization, and challenging the institutions and governments that promote unequal and unsustainable economic systems.
focusing on the links between industrial agriculture and trade
In 2008, FoE groups from all regions compiled case studies focused on defending territories and land rights from agribusiness and controversial agricultural expansions, such as deforestation for palm plantations in Asia or land evictions for soy and tree monocultures in South America.
strengthening the fight for a GM-free world
The fight for a GM-free world is still a priority for the food sovereignty movement. In 2008, FoEI continued providing a comprehensive assessment of the impact of genetically modified (GM) crops in agriculture.
Food Sovereignty Program highlights
The Food Sovereignty Program’s objective is to resist and expose industrial corporate-led agriculture and promote food sovereignty.
Food Sovereignty Program highlights in 2008
In 2008, FoEI’s Food Sovereignty Program contributed effectively to the implementation of the agenda agreed by the food sovereignty movement at the Nyeleni Forum, (the first International Forum for Food Sovereignty organized in Selingue, Mali, in February 2007).
Climate justice and energy program highlights
The CJE Program’s overall objective is to build a diverse, effective and global movement for climate justice. Climate justice is a right-based approach to the climate crisis with holds those historically responsible for the climate crisis to account. Climate justice demands structural changes to tackle neo-liberalism and radically reduce consumption. In keeping with FoEI’s mission to influence policies and policy dialogue, the CJE Program also aims to ensure that by rich industrialized Annex I countries commit to needed emissions reductions, and appropriate and sufficient financing and transfers of technology to help developing countries mitigate and adapt to climate change, allowing a just transition to sustainable, fossil-free societies.
foe europe, the netherlands and uruguay: (ex)changing worlds!
Neoliberal economic globalization creates unfair and often damaging links between impoverished nations in the south and rich industrialized countries in the north.
uruguay: global europe publication
The European Union is promoting an agenda of aggressive trade liberalization, called ‘Global Europe’. Through Global Europe, the EU is pushing to liberalize services in Southern countries; gain access to and control over strategic reserves of natural resources; liberalize government procurement; protect intellectual property rights; increase protection for European investments; and eliminate so-called ‘trade barriers’.
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