Table top mountain clearance in Brazil. Image via Mighty Earth.

Harvard and TIAA’s farmland grab in Brazil goes up in smoke

by Friends of the Earth US, GRAIN, National Family Farm Coalition, Rede Social de Justica e Direitos Humanos

Table 1. Some institutional investors with placements in TIAA’s global farmland funds
Map 1. Farms owned by TIAA and fires burning in Brazil’s Cerrado in September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019)
Map 2. Farms owned by Harvard University and fires burning in Brazil’s Cerrado in September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019)
Map 3. Fires burning in and around Harvard University’s São Pedro farm in Piauí, Brazil from July-September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019). Satellite image taken September 7, 2019 showing active fire and forest areas already burnt.
Map 4. Fires burning in and around Harvard University’s Ipe farm in Piauí, Brazil from July-September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019). Satellite image taken September 17, 2019 showing active fire and forest areas already burnt.
Map 5. Fires burning in and around TIAA’s Santana farm in Maranhão, Brazil from July-September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019). Satellite image taken August 8, 2019 showing active fire and forest areas already burnt.
Map 6. Fires burning in and around TIAA’s Grão de Ouro farm in Bahia, Brazil from July-September 2019 (Source: Aidenvironment, based on NASA VIIRS alerts and modified Copernicus Sentinel data 2019). Satellite image taken August 3, 2019 showing active fire and forest areas already burnt.

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