Food Justice

Lina Holquin

Communities relocated to make way for gold mines in Ghana struggle with loss of agricultural land, unemployment, and environmental damage. Joanna Manu is a farmer in Ghana. She was once arrested for trespassing -- in her own field -- while planting her crops. The police who arrested her sent by a mining company called Golden Star Resources. Farmers in the area, many of whom are women, often were told that the government had given their land to the company and there was nothing they could do -- as was Manu.

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