The Soja of Paraguay

Families of indigenous and campesinos (peasants) origin are the victims of the large scale soya production. The last 20 years there has been a huge deforestation in Paraguay to make place for the soya production, which is completely in the hands of Brazilian landowners. Most of the indigenous families have rudely been displaced and dispossessed of their land. And the last remaining peasants fight for their rights to live in their colonies. They are encircled by large soya fields and suffer from health problems caused by the use of pesticide in the soya production. The peasants have to sell their land to the soya farmers while the Indian people end up as garbage collectors.

This project has been assigned by Milieudefensie