JVC’s Approach to the ProSAVANA Project

[Original (June 5, 2018); Translated by M. Kanai/J. Hills] Since 2013, JVC has been committed to activities of advocacy against the ProSAVANA project, one of many Official Development Assistance (ODA) projects led by the Japanese government. What is ProSAVANA? Officially called the “Program of Triangular Cooperation for the Agricultural Development of the Tropical Savannah in Mozambique”, ProSAVANA is an ODA project co-managed by Japan, Brazil, and Mozambique. This largescale agricultural development project covers an area of approximately 14 million hectares (more than three times the cultivated land area in Japan) in the northern provinces of Mozambique. The ProSAVANA project was born out of the success of projects undertaken by Japan…

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