Documentación en inglés

11 Feb

En la página web de Biofuelwatch encontrarás links a muchos recursos y documentos en inglés de organizaciones del Sur en contra de los agrocombustibles.

Modificado el: 21-1-2009

Date: 11-08
Title: Palm oil sector no longer ‘the golden crop’
Summary: Information about the impact of the global credit crunch and falling palm oil prices on peasant farmers in the province Jambi, Sumatra.

Date: 11-2008
From Indonesia, Press Release, Save our Borneo: «For us «Sustainable» means palm oil companies free of human rights violations, that do not destroy forests and peat land as well as acknowledge the rights of the people living around their operations»
Nordin who is also a member of Sawit Watch explains that the main
problem is that principles and criteria of RSPO delegitimate the rules
and the law on plantations. The members of the RSPO were more afraid ofthe criteria than of the Indonesian law.
«The RSPO scheme serves the interests of the palm oil market, but is not in accordance with the law. In reality plantation companies very often violate the basic rights of the people in the field. They take over their land, many people have been jailed, and their environment is destroyed. Conflicts have to be resolved first, before any other issues will be dicussed», confirms Nordin.
Inside the RSPO meeting room, the manager of Musim Mas said that because of the criteria, the companies will perform better…
Nordin: «Better or not, we will continue to unveil the violations of the big palm oil companies. And we call the companies not to repeat such violations.»

Lugar, Fecha: Malasia, Octubre 2008
Título: What Rainforest?
Authors: Hilary Chiew & Chi Too
Resumen: When bulldozers mowed over the ancestral farmlands of Kampung Lebor, Segan Anak Degon stood his ground and defended his land. Now, he is the only person out of 101 families, whose land is left intact and unaffected by the oil palm plantation.
However, Segan is the rare few who managed to halt the feverish onslaught of oil palm advancement that threatens to devastate the embattled Sarawak forested landscape.
To the film:

What Rainforest?

Date: 10-2008
Title: Sugar Cane Cutters Hunger Strike (day 9)
Resumen: Interview with a sugar cane worker in hunger strike because of the

Date: 9-2008
Title: Agrofuels & the Myth of the Marginal Lands
By: The Gaia Foundation, Biofuelwatch, the African Biodiversity Network, Salva La Selva, Watch Indonesia and EcoNexus
Summary: A critical look at proposals for agrofuel crops to be planted on lands that are considered «idle» or «wastelands». In most cases, these «marginal lands'» are vital for the livelihoods of small-scale farmers, pastoralists, women
and indigenous peoples.

Date: 10-9-2008
Title: Fuelling Destruction in Latin America. The Real Price of the Drive for Agrofuels
Type of Document: Report
Authors: Lucia Ortiz, Friends of the Earth Brazil. Carlos Santos, REDES – Friends of the Earth Uruguay. Roque Pedace, Friends of the Earth Argentina. Irene Vélez Torres, CENSAT – Friends of the
Earth Colombia. Silvia Quiroa, CESTA – Friends of the Earth El Salvador. Isaac Rojas, COECOCEIBA – Friends of the Earth Costa Rica. Mario Godinez, CEIBA – Friends of the Earth Guatemala.
Summary: La rápida expansión de los agrocombustibles en América Latina plantea un escenario de grandes beneficios empresariales y escasos beneficios para la población local. El informe refleja los desarrollos actuales y futuros en varios países de América Central y del Sur, dónde la producción de agrocombustibles está aumentando de forma espectacular para satisfacer los mercados internos y, de forma creciente, para satisfacer las demandas de diesel y gasolina de Europa y los EE.UU. Aumentar la cantidad de tierras destinadas al cultivo para agrocombustibles significa aumentar la deforestación y la destrucción de la fauna y flora, aumentando los conflictos por la tierra, la expulsión de las comunidades rurales, proporcionando pobres condiciones laborales y contaminación ambiental.

Date: 1-8-2008
Title: Agrofuels in Brazil
Author: FIAN International
Summary: Report of fact-finding mission to Brazil in May 2008 on the impacts of agrofuels on the right to food of peasant and indigenous communities and rural workers
Full report(also available in portuguese)
Executive summary (also available in Spanish and French)

Fecha: 24-6-08
Tipo de documento: Position Paper
Título: Small farmers feed the world Industrial agrofuels fuel hunger and poverty
Autor: la Via Campesina
Resumen: Presented to the media on June24th, 2008 in Jakarta during the International Conference on Peasant Rights. “Right to grow, right to feed, right to eat” – The current massive wave of investment in energy production based on cultivating and industrial processing of vegetal materials like corn, soy, palm oil, sugar cane, canola, etc, will neither solve the climate crisis nor the energy crisis. It will also bring disastrous social and environmental consequences. It creates a new and very serious threat to food production by small farmers and to the attainment of food sovereignty for the world population.

Over the last twenty years the neoliberal pol

Fecha: 1-6-08
Título: In the Name of Palm Oil. Video acerca de la palma aceitera en Papua Nueva Guinea
Autor: Sam de Silva
Sinopsis: The impact of oil palm in the Oro Province and the challenges faced by landowners and organisations who are trying to stop the expansion of oil palm plantations in the region.
Duración: 12 min.


Date: 18-3-2008
Title: Corn Can’t Save Us
Author: David Pimentel
Summary: Dwindling foreign oil, rising prices at the gas pump and hype from politically well-connected U.S. agribusiness have combined to create a frenzied rush to convert food grains into ethanol fuel. The move is badly conceived and ill advised. Corporate spin and pork barrel legislation aside, here, by the numbers, are the scientific reasons why corn won’t provide our energy needs.

Datum: 2008
Title: Biofuel land grabbing in Northern Ghana
Author: Bakari Nyari, Vice Chairman of Regional Advisory and Information Network Systems(RAINS), Ghana and African Biodiversity Network Steering Committee member
Summary: This is the story of how a Norwegian biofuel company took advantage of Africa’s traditional system of communal land ownership and current climate and economic pressure to claim and deforest large tracts of land in Kusawgu, Northern Ghana with the intention of creating “the largest jatropha plantation in the world”.
Bypassing official development

Date: 28-2-2008
Title: A statement from Member Organisations of the Via Campesina in Paraguay
Signatures: Organisations of the Via Campesina Paraguay, CONAMURI,MCNOC, OLT and MCT
Rejection of the inclusion of the names of these organisations within the Sustainable Soja Campaign.

Date: 27-7-2007
Título: Palm oil problems for orangutans
Autor: Stefanie McIntyre reports, Reuters

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