Oxfam supporters from around the world have stood up for farmers and their land
rights. You told three of the biggest companies in the sugar industry –
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo and Associated British Foods – to make sure their sugar
doesn't lead to land grabs. And they're listening!
Coke – the world's biggest sugar buyer –
just publicly committed to a zero tolerance policy against land grabs, helping
ensure that farmers' land rights are respected throughout their supply chain. Pepsi has no excuse to keep
have a huge shareholder meeting coming up, so they're especially sensitive to
how this looks right now. This
is our moment to turn up the pressure. Send a message to Pepsi right now: Challenge them to join Coke and
show zero tolerance for land grabs.
Brazil, nearly half of land conflicts in the state of Pernambuco are related to
sugar production. One of Pespi's sugar suppliers, Usina Trapiche, has been in a
decades-long conflict with a local fishing community over use of islands in the
families who used to live in this community no longer have anywhere to plant
their fruit trees, cassava and other crops. Plus, the slums where they're now
forced to live are a great distance from their ancestral fishing grounds. As a
result, many people in the community have been left homeless and jobless,
unable to support themselves – all because of the global demand for sugar
forced them off their land.
has the power to help make sure the sugar they source and produce doesn't leave
communities hungry and homeless – but
they won't, unless you speak up. You told Coke to take action to stop land grabs and, now, they
are. It's time to challenge Pepsi to do the same – send them a message right
Thank you for taking action with us.