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Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world
Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world
A new study in Environmental Research Letters finds that at least 126 countries are now involved in purchasing or selling global farmland.
Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world
Why Wall Street investors and Chinese firms are buying farmland all over the world
A new study in Environmental Research Letters finds that at least 126 countries are now involved in purchasing or selling global farmland.
Hard Facts, episoe 8
Hard Facts, episoe 8 "HM"
Sweden's TV4 investigates the multinational retail clothing company H&M's possible involvement in landgrabbing in Ethiopia.
Palm oil interest surges in Papua New Guinea
Palm oil interest surges in Papua New Guinea
As the lands of traditional palm oil powerhouses like Indonesia and Malaysia have become saturated with plantations, companies looking to profit have turned to areas of tropical forest elsewhere – like Papua New Guinea.
Mali : Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers
Mali : Directives volontaires pour une gouvernance responsable des régimes fonciers
La CNOP estime que leur application sera cruciale pour la sécurisation des droits fonciers, surtout au Mali où l’accaparement des terres est en passe de devenir le sport favoris de certains spéculateurs.
Changing the face of real estate in Angola
Changing the face of real estate in Angola
China's CITIC Construction says it has developed two 10,000 hectare farms in Angola and will invest $5 billion in a 500,000 hectare farm next year.
 Les belles histoires de l’agriculture familiale
Les belles histoires de l’agriculture familiale
Au cours des 50 dernières années, quatre cultures industrielles, le soja, le palmier à huile, le colza et la canne à sucre, se sont emparés de 140 millions d’hectares, un chiffre absolument stupéfiant. Et cette tendance s’accélère.
Communities as counterparties
Communities as counterparties
Review of concessions and conflict in eight emerging and frontier markets finds more than 93% of mining, oil & gas, logging, and agriculture developments involve inhabited land.
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
Black River Asset Management, a subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's biggest food producers, has bought four grain-producing farms in the Darling Downs farming region between Dalby and Chinchilla.
H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims
H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims
Fashion retailer has instructed its suppliers to ensure they do not use cotton from the Omo Valley, where there is an increased risk of land-grabbing - but admits it cannot provide an absolute guarantee.
Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day
Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day
Development funds from European governments helped to rescue a Canadian company that pays workers as little as $1/day to toil on some of Africa's largest palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
21 Nov 2014Reuters
Congo plantation improvement plan follows TRF investigation
One of Africa’s largest palm oil investors announces plans to improve social infrastructure, a week after a Reuters investigation found that its poorly paid plantation workers were living in dilapidated homes with poor social services.
21 Nov 2014Western Producer
Canada: Gov’t must address land investment deals
The aggressive attempts of investment concerns to acquire large tracts of Saskatchewan farmland should be among the issues addressed in the fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature.
21 Nov 2014Nouvel Horizon
« Aujourd’hui, le Mali est confronté à une mauvaise gouvernance foncière »
La privatisation des régimes fonciers fait une incise dans les modes de gouvernance foncière, même si le mode dominant reste celui des régimes fonciers coutumiers, hybridés ou dégénérés.
23 Oct 2014 Québec : Les agriculteurs s’inquiètent de l’acquisition de terres par des groupes financiers Radio Canada
22 Oct 2014 Tribes and farmers unite to end oil palm expansion in Philippines Survival International
22 Oct 2014 Land grabbing: exploring challenges and implications for water, energy and food security ClimateScience&Policy
22 Oct 2014 Hanisha Solomon’s rousing tribute to the fight against land grabs in Africa Finfinne Tribune
22 Oct 2014 Sri Lanka: El Parlamento aprueba una ley destinada a prohibir la compra de terrenos por parte de extranjeros Europa Press
22 Oct 2014 La RDC vend son énergie et son potentiel agricole à Londres Média Congo
21 Oct 2014 Peru seeks investment from India to resurrect its infra sector Financial Express
21 Oct 2014 There's money to be made in buying global agricultural land Spears
21 Oct 2014 AP2 targets tar sands, farmland for greater scrutiny I&PE
21 Oct 2014 Walking with villagers: How Liberia’s Land Rights Policy was shaped from the grassroots IIED
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