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Kohlberg Kravis, Bunge Agribusiness express interest in Golden Plantation
Kohlberg Kravis, Bunge Agribusiness express interest in Golden Plantation
KKR and Bunge have expressed interest in buying 88% of PT Golden Plantation, which owns 49,000 hectares of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan, Riau and Sumatra, Indonesia
Kohlberg Kravis, Bunge Agribusiness express interest in Golden Plantation
Kohlberg Kravis, Bunge Agribusiness express interest in Golden Plantation
KKR and Bunge have expressed interest in buying 88% of PT Golden Plantation, which owns 49,000 hectares of oil palm plantations in Kalimantan, Riau and Sumatra, Indonesia
Deforestation,
Deforestation, "development" connected to spread of Ebola in West Africa
"In a country like Liberia, it is not possible to do large-scale sustainable plantations". Silas Siakor explains the link between the Ebola epidemic and the ruthless exploitation of forest resources in the region.
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.
Colombia: Un manual de acaparamiento
Colombia: Un manual de acaparamiento
El objetivo del proyecto de ley 133 de 2014 presentado a la Cámara de Representantes por el gobierno nacional es el de legalizar y perpetuar el acaparamiento especulativo de tierras baldías.
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.
27 Nov 2014World Folio
Agriculture: Sweet energy from sugar cane
The mammoth Biocom sugarcane project is a prime example of the Angolan government’s multi-faceted plan to open up the country’s interior to economic activity and increase agricultural production.
27 Nov 2014Intercontinental Cry
Legitimization crisis: Laws, policies and decrees as tools for Maasai land appropriation
The grazing lands of the Maasai community in East Africa are being viewed as the next frontier for land grabbing.
27 Nov 2014The Star
Kenya: Police aid in Lamu land grabbing, says lobby
Locals say land grabbing is on the rise because of the Lamu Port South Sudan-Ethiopia Transport corridor.
14 Nov 2014 Gina Rinehart plots $500m China baby formula move Bloomberg
14 Nov 2014 Quel équilibre entre les détenteurs de terres et les investisseurs Financial Afrik
14 Nov 2014 Africa takes first important step in tackling large scale land-based investments UNECA
14 Nov 2014 Return of the Roman General: Land grabbing in Western Romania arc2020
14 Nov 2014 Papua-wide meeting calls for 10 year moratorium on plantation and forestry industries Awas Mifee
13 Nov 2014 Hubert Ouedrago: ”Le foncier, une ressource importante pour le développement de l’Afrique” Financial Afrik
13 Nov 2014 Africa Works! 2014 - Interview with Josh Maiyo Africa Works!
13 Nov 2014 Big foreign money is being poured into Africa's agriculture - sadly it is not to grow food Mail & Guardian
13 Nov 2014 L'UA salue les efforts contre l'accaparement des terres sur le continent APA
12 Nov 2014 H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims just-style
12 Nov 2014 Lack of scale crushing the Ord Irrigation Scheme's sugar dream ABC
12 Nov 2014 Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day Reuters
12 Nov 2014 Afrique : réaliser des films pour sensibiliser sur l’accaparement des terres Nouvelle Tribune
12 Nov 2014 Tough new rules as foreigners gouge huge chunk of Australia Daily Telegraph
12 Nov 2014 Palm oil company Goldtree boosts Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector with $18 million investment in its Kailahun plantation
12 Nov 2014 A statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa Oakland Institue
12 Nov 2014 Groups call for independent inquiry by the UN into the treatment of indigenous and minority peoples in Ethiopia. ASO
12 Nov 2014 H&M says seeks to ensure cotton does not come from disputed land Reuters
11 Nov 2014 Saint-Louis: deux accusés condamnés à cinq ans de prison ferme APS
11 Nov 2014 Contre GlobalGrain et l’accaparement des terres agricoles Attac Suisse
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