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From Africa's Palms
From Africa's Palms
People & Power investigates the environmental consequences of palm oil plantations in equatorial Africa.
From Africa's Palms
From Africa's Palms
People & Power investigates the environmental consequences of palm oil plantations in equatorial Africa.
Green Fuel accused of grabbing villagers’ land
Green Fuel accused of grabbing villagers’ land
Zimbabwe's Parliament has ordered Arda board chairman Basil Nyabadza to clarify the status of the land at the centre of an ownership wrangle between Green Fuel and the Chisumbanje community.
Qatar's Hassad Food eyes Brazilian sugar, poultry assets
Qatar's Hassad Food eyes Brazilian sugar, poultry assets
"We are not closing the book on farmlands, but for the time being we are focusing on other layers of the chain," says vice president for business development at Hassad Food.
Inquiets de leur sort : les travailleurs de Senhuile demandent l’arbitrage du président Sall !
Inquiets de leur sort : les travailleurs de Senhuile demandent l’arbitrage du président Sall !
Le directeur général de Senhuile, Massimo Castellussi, pourrait être interpellé dans les tout prochains jours, par les autorités compétentes du pays, informe une source en provenance de la présidence.
Fiji: $10m investment for rice industry
Fiji: $10m investment for rice industry
Korean rice company, Grace Road Company Ltd, in Navua is looking at investing $10 million in the revitalisation of the rice industry in the country and in expanding its farm.
Expropriação de terras é neocolonialismo em Moçambique, acusam camponeses
Expropriação de terras é neocolonialismo em Moçambique, acusam camponeses
"O colonialismo português está de volta" é o título de um novo relatório sobre os negócios fundiários em Moçambique, centrado no Corredor de Nacala, no norte do país.
Acaparamiento de tierras en Uruguay
Acaparamiento de tierras en Uruguay
27 conglomerados empresariales poseen 1.641.000 hectáreas. Trasnacionales con al menos 10% de la tierra productiva en Uruguay.
Shanghai Pengxin aims to double its NZ farm assets
Shanghai Pengxin aims to double its NZ farm assets
The New Zealand farm group arm of the Shanghai Pengxin Group owned by Chinese billionaire Jiang Zhoabai says it plans to double its $500 million of local assets within the next five years.
Mali: Accaparements des terres à l’office du Niger : Le PDG est-il complice ?
Mali: Accaparements des terres à l’office du Niger : Le PDG est-il complice ?
Il ressort de notre enquête plus d’un million de victimes de l’accaparement des terres au Mali, écrit Lassana Coulibaly.
O regresso das plantações coloniais a Moçambique
O regresso das plantações coloniais a Moçambique
Um novo estudo sobre os negócios fundiários de Moçambique conclui que desde 2006 se fizeram pelo menos 36 negócios com investidores estrangeiros para a produção de cultivos alimentares.
27 Feb 2015 Nouvel Horizon
Mali: Tension à Tangara, dans l’Office du Niger : Des opérateurs économiques et des espagnols en seraient la cause
Les villageois de Tangana ont peur d'être chassé d'un espace qu'ils ont amenagé pour la culture du riz par le projet Malibya
26 Feb 2015The Land
US firm eyes Aussie crops
California-based Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers after its first close of a new $US150 million venture capital fund. The Finistere II Agtech (agricultural technology) Fund has secured the backing of German giant Bayer CropScience, as well as Canadian investment firm AVAC.
26 Feb 2015Western Producer
Canada: Is it time to relax land ownership restrictions?
Farmers in Saskatchewan are worried that outside investors are artificially inflating land prices and keeping regular farmers from expanding their operations
20 Jan 2015 Tanzania: Ministry ordered to recover 3,000ha at Saadani Park Guardian (Tanzania)
20 Jan 2015 Edo’s goal to become Nigeria's food basket This Day
20 Jan 2015 Licensed to grab: How international investment rules undermine agrarian justice TNI
20 Jan 2015 Conflits fonciers au Burkina Faso : vivement le « sur sceau » salvateur de l’Etat ! LeFaso.net
20 Jan 2015 Huile de palme "durable" : un outil de greenwashing pour berner le consommateur Nouvel Observateur
20 Jan 2015 Itochu, CP in deal to take $10.4 billion stake in Citic WSJ
19 Jan 2015 Former Swiss banker sells 600 ha of land in Romania Romania Insider
17 Jan 2015 Karuturi under the spotlight The Reporter
17 Jan 2015 Belgian, Zimbabwean shot in land protest in Sierra Leone Reuters
16 Jan 2015 Chinese rent over 6 thousand hectares of farmland in Tajikistan TCA
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The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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