Tanzania: "Human Rights Impact Assessment Draft" of Green Resources tree farms, by Nomogaia Foundation

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29 October 2009

Green Resources - HRIA Sample [Tanzania]

Author: NomoGaia

Green Resources Tanzania operations are centered in…a low-population area characterized by rolling hills and infertile grasslands. Farmers in this area were initially pleased to have the opportunity for employment at the Norwegian-owned tree farms. Enthusiasm has turned to resentment over the years, as pay has remained unlivable and promised benefits - including schools and health facilities - have not been delivered. The combination of poor labor treatment, poor healthcare for workers, and the rising prevalence of HIV in the area makes this eco-friendly project a dubious boon to its human subjects. The HRIA is still in draft form….

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29 October 2009

[PDF] Green Resources Human Rights Impact Assessment

Author: Kendyl Salcito, Mark Wielga & Elizabeth Wise, NomoGaia

Green Resources has operated for over a decade now in Iringa Region…The Company is recognized as one of the more generous corporations in Mufindi District, but its reputation is less sterling in Kilombero District…Negative perceptions of the Company stem from negative human rights impacts at the Project…To grow successfully as a rights-responsible Company, significant changes need to be implemented. The Rights to Favorable Working Conditions, Health, Nondiscrimination, Freedom of Association, Housing, Adequate Standard of Living, and Education are negatively impacted by the project. The Right to a Clean Environment will be positively impacted…

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