Self-presentation can be found at Celada website, section we are – About us and Home.
CELADA is comprised of a group of Canadian activists, academics and development professionals, many of various African Diasporas, who are deeply concerned with the state of land rights in Africa. The idea for the Coalition began after its founding members hosted a high-level round table event entitled “The Scramble for African Land, Water and Resources”. This sold-out event gained significant attention.
CELADA – An International Coalition
The majority of African populations are heavily reliant on agriculture, often in a smallholder subsistence farming capacity where land and water access, management and ownership directly impact their livelihoods. Despite this, political leaders of many African countries, in partnership with foreign investors and national elites, are “grabbing” prime agricultural land along with rights to extract oil, gas, mineral reserves and unlimited use of water. In this process African farmers and pastoralists are being displaced from their land and thus their livelihoods, making it almost impossible for them to feed themselves and prosper as a result. CELADA is an international coalition that seeks to end this social injustice and promote equitable agricultural development for the African people.