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About 16 percent of the funding for Friends of the Earth International's activities comes from the membership dues paid by the member groups, which contribute a percentage of their income on the basis of their revenue from two years ago to the international network. This core funding is used to cover the operational costs of the Secretariat. The other approximately 84 percent of our income is subsidies received from government agencies and foundations (for details see page 15). These funds are granted to us for specific projects and campaigns and for our Membership Support Fund .

The objectives of our Membership Support Fund are network development, capacity building, strengthening national campaigns and increasing participation in international campaigns. In 2004, around 800,000 Euro was distributed among member groups from this fund for projects including the following:

  • hunger, food aid and gmos
    The shipment of GMOs via food aid to developing countries has provoked growing controversy since 2000. In 2004, Friends of the Earth Nigeria co- organized an International Conference on Food Aid to build alliances and coordinate strategies to combat the entry of GMOs and push for food sovereignty. Funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust, Swedish Society for Nature Conservation
  • supporting indigenous peoples in the heart of south america
    Friends of the Earth Bolivia and Friends of the Earth Paraguay supported indigenous peoples in the Pantanal wetland and in the Chaco region in central South America in their fight against largescale infrastructural developments that threaten their lands and cultures. Funded by DGIS-TMF.
  • improved organizing and campaigning in central and eastern europe
    Friends of the Earth's Growing Together project supported the development of organizational and campaigning skills in environmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe. Funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust.
  • monitoring mega-projects in brazil
    Friends of the Earth Brazil is fighting against the adverse impacts of the Integration of Regional Infrastructure in South America (IIRSA) project, which will implement large-scale, high-risk mega-projects with serious repercussions for communities and nature. Funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • monitoring illegal logging in cameroon
    Friends of the Earth Cameroon and Friends of the Earth France are tracking the unsustainable and often illegal logging of the country's tropical rainforest by foreign companies. Funded by DGIS-TMF.
  • community training and mobilization in malaysia
    Friends of the Earth Malaysia worked with indigenous communities in Sarawak to protect their lands, their rights and their ways of life from threats posed by corporate loggers and miners. Funded by IUCN, Novib/Oxfam Netherlands , Hivos and DGIS-TMF.
  • no más daños in paraguay
    Friends of the Earth Paraguay and affected communities campaigned against an additional loan for the destructive Yacyretá mega dam from the World Bank and Inter- American Development Bank. Funded by the Sigrid Rausing Trust.
  • community rights over logging in papua new guinea
    Friends of the Earth Papua New Guinea supported indigenous peoples and local communities in their fight against logging companies that are, illegally or with illegitimate approval of the government, destroying their ancestral lands. Funded by DGIS-TMF.
  • resisting gmos in the ukraine and georgia
    Friends of the Earth Ukraine and Friends of the Earth Georgia produced a CD and a brochure to raise public awareness about the risks of genetically modified organisms Funded by the Hivos-Novib Biodiversity Fund and the Sigrid Rausing Trust
  • promoting agrobiodiversity in cyprus
    Friends of the Earth Cyprus held a series of events in 2004 to raise awareness about the importance of agrobiodiversity and organic food in the country. Funded by the Hivos-Novib Biodiversity Fund.
  • raising awareness about biodiversity in el salvador
    Friends of the Earth El Salvador organized a series of events on biodiversity, biopiracy and food sovereignty at a large fair of Central American social movements and citizens organizations. Funded by the Hivos-Novib Biodiversity Fund.
  • defending coastal communities in indonesia
    Friends of the Earth Indonesia defended coastal communities in Indonesia where people's health and livelihoods are seriously affected by foreign mining operations and the expansion of shrimp farms. Funded by DGIS-TMF.



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