Journal of
Ecology and The Natural Environment

  • Abbreviation: J. Ecol. Nat. Environ.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9847
  • DOI: 10.5897/JENE
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 389

Review

Rethinking green revolution program: The impact of Mozambique’s fast-track green revolution program on the environment and animal rights

Munyaradzi Mawere
Department of Philosophy, Faculty of Social Sciences, Universidade Pedagogica, Mozambique
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 14 May 2012
  •  Published: 30 June 2012

Abstract

The green revolution program (GRP) in Mozambique has taken centre stage in academic circles, and academics and researchers have tussled with various aspects of this subject. While the GRP is meant to reduce the country’s food insecurity and was successfully implemented in some countries like India (Arundhati, 2004), the results have been different in many African countries. In Mozambique, GRP has dramatically impacted on the rights of non-human animals and the physical environment. Using selected cases of environmental upsets and violation of animal rights drawn from Mozambique’s print media and academic literature, the negative impact of fast track green revolution program in Mozambique on the rights of non-human animals and the environment was examined. The article thus, examines how the environment has been upset and non-human animal rights to life and unhindered access to space of habitation have been violated in the name of GRP in Mozambique. Towards this end, a framework is presented for studying environmental practices that impact on how knowledge, ideas and values with respect to non-human animal rights should be transmitted and developed from one generation to another for the good and posterity of the physical environment and non-human animals.

 

Key words: Rethinking, green revolution program, Mozambique, environment, animal rights.