The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon
The palm oil company at the centre of a bitter land rights struggle in Cameroon
Local residents complain expansion plans by Socapalm, Cameroon’s biggest palm oil company, will take over land that belongs to them
Sénégal : des éleveurs mis dehors pour du biocarburant qu'on attend encore
Sénégal : des éleveurs mis dehors pour du biocarburant qu'on attend encore
En 2010, Senhuile s'est accaparé 20 000 hectares de terres pour produire du bioéthanol. Cinq ans plus tard, rien n'y a été cultivé et la société va passer devant le tribunal.
Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land
Uganda's farmers battle palm oil Goliaths for land
As land grabs by firms linked to multinationals drive small-holder farmers out of business, a group behind a February bid for compensation by 100 farmers says rights violations and environmental degradation are also at stake.
Thai CP Foods to buy $680 mln Russian poultry firm in overseas drive
Thai CP Foods to buy $680 mln Russian poultry firm in overseas drive
Thailand's largest meat producer to buy Russian poultry farm from Dutch firm Agro-Invest Brinky B.V. for $680 million in cash through its subsidiary CPF Netherlands, which receives a tax exemption from the Dutch government.
Mali : Conflit foncier autour de 20 000 ha dans les villages de Sahou et de Sanamadougou : Les habitants envisagent de récupérer leurs champs par la force
Mali : Conflit foncier autour de 20 000 ha dans les villages de Sahou et de Sanamadougou : Les habitants envisagent de récupérer leurs champs par la force
Les villageois sont prêts à aller récupérer leurs champs, « frauduleusement acquis et exploités » par Modibo Kéïta, avec ou sans l’autorisation des autorités.
Au Sénégal, l'accaparement des terres est sur le point d'imploser
Au Sénégal, l'accaparement des terres est sur le point d'imploser
Un nouveau rapport, établi par des chercheurs italiens, montre que le projet controversé de Senhuile, au Sénégal, est au bord de l'effondrement. Le projet a provoqué une résistance farouche des communautés affectées par le projet qui s'est soldée par six décès.
Report accuses Cambodian elite of land grabbing frenzy
Report accuses Cambodian elite of land grabbing frenzy
Fresh documents allege land grabs amounting to ‘crimes against humanity’ affected 830,000 people since 2000
Cambodge : la politique d’accaparement des terres du gouvernement a fait 60 000 nouvelles victimes depuis 2014
Cambodge : la politique d’accaparement des terres du gouvernement a fait 60 000 nouvelles victimes depuis 2014
De nouvelles preuves transmises aujourd’hui à la Procureure de la Cour Pénale Internationale (CPI) indiquent que 60 000 personnes ont, depuis 2014, été victimes de la politique massive d’accaparement des terres mises en œuvre par les élites dirigeantes au Cambodge.
Palm oil in Liberia: violence, threats, and false promises
Palm oil in Liberia: violence, threats, and false promises
Global Witness exposé reveals violence, threats, and false promises driving rapid palm oil expansion in Liberia. Urgent reforms needed to protect citizens and regulate plantation companies.
The ‘Brazil of Africa': How development institutions are financing land grabs in the DRC
The ‘Brazil of Africa': How development institutions are financing land grabs in the DRC
A Canadian agribusiness company, Feronia — financed by American and European Development Institutions, is involved in land grabbing, corrupt practices and human rights violations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
27 Jul 2015 The Ecologist
Neoliberal Ebola: palm oil, logging, land grabs, ecological havoc and disease
The only long term solution to this terrible disease may lie in forest conservation, the restoration of agroecological farming systems, and the exclusion of agribusiness investment.
24 Jul 2015 Xinhua
Chinese businessmen invest in Australian agriculture
Australian farms and cattle stations are becoming increasingly attractive to overseas investors - especially Chinese buyers looking for beef sources in other countries.
24 Jul 2015 Re:Common
Senegal land grab on the verge of implosion
A new report by Italian researchers shows that the controversial Senhuile project in Senegal is on the verge of collapse. The project, initiated by Italian and Senegalese investors four years ago to produce biofuels, has provoked fierce resistance from affected communities in which six people have died.
13 Jul 2015 La CEA, l’Allemagne et la Banque mondiale lancent un nouveau réseau d’excellence sur la gouvernance foncière CEA
13 Jul 2015 Cameroun : où en est vraiment la Socapalm ? Le Point Afrique
13 Jul 2015 ECA, Germany and World Bank to launch new network of excellence on land governance World Bank
13 Jul 2015 “Don’t stop the mill” PLAAS
10 Jul 2015 African leaders must help continent, not sell it off The New Age
10 Jul 2015 Power and impunity of transnational corporations stifles people's voices Via Campesina
09 Jul 2015 Paraguay: Empresa brasileña deforesta ilegalmente territorio ayoreo E'a
09 Jul 2015 Uruguay: Entrevista a Pablo Díaz Sudamérica Rural
09 Jul 2015 100,000-cow-power dairy farm in China to feed Russian market China Daily
09 Jul 2015 The Global land grab: Giving with one hand and taking everything with the other New Matilda
09 Jul 2015 Namibia plans to ban foreigners from owning agricultural land Bloomberg
09 Jul 2015 China, Africa and food security IPD
09 Jul 2015 Private equity firm Fanisi buys stake in Tanzanian agro-processor Reuters
09 Jul 2015 Infrastructural violence and the monopoly system in Indonesia’s oil palm plantation zone MSH-M
09 Jul 2015 China, Africa and food security International Policy Digest
08 Jul 2015 SABL issue explained in new fact sheet for communities Act Now
08 Jul 2015 Terres agricoles: comment des speculateurs contournent la loi Charente Libre
08 Jul 2015 Palm oil giant Wilmar resorts to dirty tricks FPP
08 Jul 2015 Land rights and investment treaties: exploring the interface IIED
08 Jul 2015 Nigeria palm oil land grab exposes need for human rights treaty Friends of the Earth
The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.

The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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