“Seeds of Discontent” was commissioned by Transnational Institute and FIAN International as part of their work in the Hands off the Land Alliance. It is based on research initially done by the Mozambican National Peasants’ Organization, UNAC (União Nacional de Camponeses)
Transnational Institute (TNI) was established in 1974 as an international network of activist researchers (“scholar activists”) committed to critical analyses of the global problems of today and tomorrow. It aims to provide intellectual support to movements struggling for a more democratic, equitable and environmentally sustainable world.
TNI’s Agrarian Justice work is part of its Economic Justice programme. It brings together research and analysis on political struggles in rural areas around access, control and ownership of resources and land, as well as on international agrarian movements struggling against dispossession and working to construct alternatives.
FIAN is an international human rights organization that has advocated for the realization of the right to adequate food for more than 25 years.FIAN consists of national sections and individual members in over 50 countries around the world. FIAN is a not-for-profit organization without any religious or political affiliation and has consultative status to the United Nations. FIAN’s mission is to expose violations of people’s right to food wherever they may occur and to stand up against unjust and oppressive practices that prevent people from feeding themselves.
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The Hands off the Land Alliance aims to raise awareness about land grabbing amongst the European public, politicians, policy
makers, students and professionals. The project presents case documentation, fact sheets and thematic studies of transnational
land grabs in Mali, Mozambique, Zambia, Colombia and Cambodia. It is made up of the following organisations: Transnational Institute (TNI), FIAN, IGO and FDCL.
Mozambican National Peasants’ Organization, UNAC (União Nacional de Camponeses)
The study which led to this documentary was based on an investigation carried out by the Mozambican National Peasants’ Organization, UNAC (União Nacional de Camponeses), the results of which have been published in the report Estudo de Caso sobre o Impacto da Aquisição de Terras em Grande escala para a Produção de Monoculturas (Eucalipto e Pinho) pela Chikweti Forests of Niassa in May 2012.