Ntacua tree plantations in Zambezia, Mozambique

<div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Description</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld"></td><td class="columns">Company aims to sell the timber. Now it has hold of an area of 9,500 ha but aims to reach 70,000 ha. Problems are deforestation and environmental degradation, temporary work, lack of community consultation, the latter raising most problems with commmunities. <br/><br/></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Basic Data</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Name</td><td>Ntacua tree plantations in Zambezia, Mozambique</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Country</td><td><a href="/country/mozambique">Mozambique</a></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Province</td><td>Zambezia</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Site</td><td>Mocuba and Magar</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Accuracy of Location</td><td>MEDIUM regional level</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Source of Conflict</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (1st level)</td><td>Biomass and Land Conflicts (Forests, Agriculture and Livestock Management)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Conflict (2nd level)</td><td>Deforestation<br /> Plantation conflicts (incl. Pulp</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/eucalyptus'>Eucalyptus</a><br /><a href='/commodity/cellulose'>Cellulose</a><br /><a href='/commodity/pine'>Pine</a><br /></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Project Details and Actors</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Area (in hectares)</td><td>70000</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Rural</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><a href='/company/ntacua-florestas-de-zambezia'>Ntacua Florestas de Zambezia</a> from <a href='/country-of-company/mozambique'><small>Mozambique</small></a> - <small> it is owned by the GSFF (Global Solidarity Forest Fund).</small><br /><a href='/company/global-solidarity-forest-fund'>Global Solidarity Forest Fund <small>(GSFF)</small></a> from <a href='/country-of-company/sweden'><small>Sweden</small></a> - <small> is funded by Swedish and Norwegian Lutheran churches, and also the Dutch investment fund ABP is a partner.</small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>The government of Mozambique gives concession , a declaration that concedes the company to use and make profit from the area.</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>UNAC (National Union of Peasants of Mozambique) and Justia Ambiental (Friends of the Earth Mozmabique) produced preliminary report on land grabbing in Mozambique on which this information is based.</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">The Conflict and the Mobilization</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Intensity of Conflict (at highest level)</td><td>UNKNOWN</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">When did the mobilization begin</td><td>UNKNOWN</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Impacts</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Environmental Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover<br /><strong>Potential: </strong>Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Fires, Food insecurity (crop damage), Loss of landscape/aesthetic degradation, Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Surface water pollution / Decreasing water (physico-chemical, biological) quality, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Health Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Malnutrition, Occupational disease and accidents</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Potential: </strong>Increase in Corruption/Co-optation of different actors, Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Specific impacts on women, Violations of human rights, Land dispossession, Loss of landscape/sense of place</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Outcome</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Project Status</td><td>Proposed (exploration phase)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Do you consider this as a success?</td><td>No</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Why? Explain briefly.</td><td>Company is expanding</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Sources and Materials</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Links</td><td><table><tr><td><p> <a class="refanch small" href="http://www.wrm.org.uy/oldsite/paises/Mozambique/terminar_financiamiento_plantaciones.html" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr><tr><td><p> <a class="refanch small" href="http://centrodeestudosambientais.wordpress.com/2011/09/21/convocatoria-urgente-para-acabar-com-o-financiamento-do-estabelecimento-de-plantacoes-de-eucaliptos-e-pinheiros-em-mocambique/" target="_blank">[click to view]</a></p></td></tr></table></td></tr></tbody></table></div></div><div class="horipane"><div class="title active">Meta Information</div><div class="content"><table class="table"><tbody><tr><td class="fld">Contributor</td><td>Winnie Overbeek</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Last update</td><td>08/04/2014</td></tr></tbody></table></div></div>
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