Soya monocultures overshadow small-scale farmers

Ever more small-scale farmers in Paraguay are giving up their traditional way of life and selling their land - sometimes on the back of false promises - to international farming corporations who clear it to create space for sprawling soya monocultures. Indigenous farmers often end up in extreme poverty with neither land nor work to their name. These vast farms are bad news for the environment too, but efforts are underway to help local people keep their land and livelihoods.

A film by Katja Döhne



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