Mais de duzentas mulheres celebram o dia da Mulher Rural celebrado na Manhiça

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O dia da mulher rural é comemorado internacionalmente no dia 15 de Outubro. Em virtude das eleições presidenciais e legislativas que se realizaram nesta data em Moçambique, a celebração decorreu a 24 deste mês, na vila da Manhiça, a norte de Maputo.

A ocasião reuniu pouco mais de duzentas mulheres camponesas de vários distritos e localidades da província de Maputo e constituiu um espaço para trocas de experiência e reafirmação da importância das mulheres para viabilizar a sua luta pela soberania alimentar.

Camponeses condenam ausência do Governo na III Conferência Camponesa

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Falando no acto do enceramento da Terceira Conferência Internacional Camponesa sobre Terra, o presidente da UNAC, Augusto Mafigo condenou a ausência do Governo. Mafigo disse que a ausência do Governo significa que o executivo não está preocupado com as preocupações dos camponeses.  

“Eu queria que o Governo estivesse aqui para ouvir o que estamos a falar, porque ele é o pai” disse o presidente da UNAC. Para Mafigo se o Governo não veio “é porque nao quer ouvir as nossas preocupações”. Sendo o Governo pai, entende Mafigo devia “ouvir o que os filhos têm a dizer”.  

Governo deve Respeitar Sementes Convencionais como Património dos Povos – reiteram camponesas e camponeses

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Nos últimos anos, as sementes convencionais tomaram conta dos mercados nacionais, regionais e internacionais e como consequência, as sementes convencionais estão a ser abandonadas. Camponesas e camponeses têm sido impedidos de produzir essas sementes, porque a actividade foi atribuída as multinacionais estrangeiras, que estão a produzir sementes geneticamente modificadas. A União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC) reitera que as sementes convencionais devem ser consideradas um património dos povos ao serviço da humanidade. São sementes propícias para produzir comida, e o cultivo das sementes convencionais sempre foi ao longo dos tempos, uma actividade desenvolvida pelos camponeses.

Estas constatações foram feitas na Conferência Internacional organizada pela UNAC, após uma apresentação feita pelo Ministério da Ciência e Tecnologia, onde se destacou o uso de sementes modificadas geneticamente, como forma de se aumentar a produção de alimentos.

Usurpação da terra domina abertura da III conferência internacional camponesa

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Com cerca de 250 participantes no Centro de Conferência das TDM em Maputo

 

(Maputo, 01 de Outubro, 2014) - Arrancou hoje a III Conferência Internacional Camponesa sobre Terra da União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC), com duração de dois dias. A usurpação da terra, a implantação de megaprojectos com impacto directo no dia-a-dia dos camponeses, o deficiente acesso ao crédito e a falta de mercados para a comercialização dos produtos são algumas das questões que preocupam a classe.

“A nossa produção vai baixar, porque estamos a ficar sem terra”, disse o representante da região norte na conferência, Costa Estevão. Segundo ele este fenómeno [usurpação de terra] vai baixar a produção, e “empurrar” muitos camponeses para a fome e para a pobreza.

Distrito de Ancuabe: Envolvimento de camponeses na extração Mineira preocupa UPC e HELVETAS

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Comunicado de Imprensa

Cerca de 80 participantes, em representação de Camponeses, organizações da Sociedade civil, Governo Distrital e Provincial e lideranças comunitárias do Distrito de Ancuabe e cidade de Pemba reuniram-se entre os dias 28 e 29 de Agosto de 2014, na localidade de Nanjua, Posto administrativo de Mesa, distrito de Ancuabe, para reflectir, de forma conjunta, sobre a situação de extracção de recursos minerais e sua implicação na segurança alimentar em busca de possíveis soluções.

O encontro de dois dias resulta da preocupação com a gravidade da situação que se vive hoje na província de cabo delgado com a descoberta de várias reservas de recursos naturais com destaque para os minerais, faunísticos, florestais, marinhos, petrolíferos, gás entre outros.

Moçambique: Camponeses expõem produtos agroecológicos na maior feira do país

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Marracuene, 25 de Agosto, 2014 - A Feira Agro-pecuária, Comercial e Industrial de Moçambique (FACIM) começou esta segunda-feira, 25, juntando empresas, companhias e agências nacionais e internacionais para explorar oportunidades de négocios e investimentos em Moçambique. Para além da forte presença de interesses económicos de grande escala em busca de novas oportunidades de investimento, expõem na FACIM organizações camponesas, como é o caso da União Nacional de Camponeses (UNAC). Estas organizações têm os seus “stands” localizados no Pavilhão da CEPAGRI (Centro de Promoção da Agricultura). Juntamente com o Ministério da Agricultura, estão vários grupos a promover produtos nacionais agro-pecuários, produtos orgânicaos, sementes, bem como equipamentos e tecnologias para a agricultura.

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