Shalmali Guttal


“The issuing of land concessions and leases for tree plantations over large areas and for excessive periods has led to social and environmental problems and required both the resettlement of people and compulsory acquisition of the land which the people farm on. The people have lost their source of daily livelihood and lost their long-term rights to use the land”

Interviewer:  Shalmali Guttal, Focus on the Global South
July 17, 2011 Dili, Timor-Leste  

By Shalmali Guttal and Sofia Monsalve with contributions from Mary Ann Manahan and Rebecca Leonard *

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THE GLOBAL CAMPAIGN FOR AGRARIAN REFORM LAND RESEARCH ACTION NETWORK FIAN International * Focus on the Global South * La Via Campesina Social Network for Justice and Human Rights (REDE SOCIAL)


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