Tectona monoculture tree plantations, 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"><div class="less">Companys aim is produce timber and carbon credits. It arrived in 2007. Final destination of the raw material will be India. Members of the Magar, Macuacua, and Cotchi communities in the District of Guru were very dissatisfied with the company and are willing to claim their land. </div><a class="seemore" href="#">See more...</a><div class="more" style="display:none"> ,500 of 66,000 ha planned under use<br/><br/><a class="seeless" href="#">(See less)</a></div></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>Tectona monoculture tree plantations, 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>districts of Guru, Milonga and Namorri</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>Plantation conflicts (incl. Pulp</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Specific Commodities</td><td><a href='/commodity/cellulose'>Cellulose</a><br /><a href='/commodity/carbon-offsets'>Carbon offsets</a><br /><a href='/commodity/eucalyptus'>Eucalyptus</a><br />Teak</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>66,000 ha (plan)</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Type of Population</td><td>Urban</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Potential Affected Population</td><td>38 communities</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Company Names or State Enterprises</td><td><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> it is funded by Swedish and Norwegian Lutheran churches, and also the Dutch investment fund ABP is a partner.</small><br /><a href='/company/tectona-forest-of-zambezia'>Tectona Forest of Zambezia</a> from <a href='/country-of-company/mozambique'><small>Mozambique</small></a> - <small> it is owned by GSFF (Global solidarity forest fund) </small></td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Relevant government actors</td><td>Government of Mozambique: it concedes the land concession , declaration that concedes the right to use and profit from the land</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Environmental justice organisations and other supporters</td><td>UNAC (National Union of Peasants of Mozambique ) and Justicia Ambiental (Friends of the Earth Mozambique) made a preliminary report on land grabbing in Mozambique where the information of this case is based on</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>LATENT (no visible resistance)</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>Potential: </strong>Biodiversity loss (wildlife, agro-diversity), Desertification/Drought, Fires, Food insecurity (crop damage), Soil contamination, Soil erosion, Deforestation and loss of vegetation cover, Groundwater pollution or depletion, Large-scale disturbance of hydro and geological systems, Reduced ecological / hydrological connectivity</td></tr><tr><td class="fld">Socio-economic Impacts</td><td><strong>Visible: </strong>Land dispossession<br /><strong>Potential: </strong>Displacement, Lack of work security, labour absenteeism, firings, unemployment, Loss of livelihood, Loss of traditional knowledge/practices/cultures, Specific impacts on women, 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>In operation</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>Still no concrete results</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">References</td><td><table><tr><td><p> Lemos, A. (coord.), 2011. Lords of the Land: preliminary analysis of the phenomenon of land grabbing in Mozambique. Justia Ambiental and UNAC, Maputo.<br/></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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