The victory of Mozambican farmers against the soya empire
In 2011 the Mozambican government launched Africa’s largest agro-industrial development plan. The so-called #ProSavana aimed to turn 14 million hectares of land in the #Nacala corridor, in the north of the country, into a huge #monoculture, mainly soybean for the Chinese market. The development of the area would have been entrusted to Brazilian entrepreneurs coming directly from Mato Grosso.
When they realized they would have lost their ancestral lands, local farmers put up a great mobilisation, which proved very successful.