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Angola’s $750 million sugar-to-fuel project to start in June
Angola’s $750 million sugar-to-fuel project to start in June
A $750 million project to produce ethanol and sugar in Angola will start next month after a year of delays as costs rose 50 percent on a plantation larger than Montreal.
Angola’s $750 million sugar-to-fuel project to start in June
Angola’s $750 million sugar-to-fuel project to start in June
A $750 million project to produce ethanol and sugar in Angola will start next month after a year of delays as costs rose 50 percent on a plantation larger than Montreal.
Au Luxembourg, Bolloré et la Socfin comptent les bénéfices pendant que les conflits perdurent autour des plantations en Afrique et en Asie
Au Luxembourg, Bolloré et la Socfin comptent les bénéfices pendant que les conflits perdurent autour des plantations en Afrique et en Asie
Le 27 mai, l’assemblée générale de la Socfin se tient au Luxembourg alors que des rassemblements des riverains privés de terres par les plantations de la Socfin revendiquent leurs droits.
Mozambique : un gigantesque projet agricole divise l’opinion
Mozambique : un gigantesque projet agricole divise l’opinion
Selon les modalités d’un plan de développement de l’agriculture du Mozambique récemment dévoilé, 240 000 hectares de terres arables devraient être cédées à des investisseurs étrangers qui y pratiqueront des cultures destinées à l’exportation.
Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers - activists
Mozambique agriculture plan could displace 100,000 farmers - activists
Mozambique is mulling a plan to lease 240,000 hectares of prime farmland to investors to grow crops for export, threatening to displace more than 100,000 local residents, activists and academics said, citing a leaked document.
Géopolitique de l'agriculture
Géopolitique de l'agriculture
Aujourd'hui, les débats se multiplient sur les questions de savoir quelle vision de l’agriculture il convient de privilégier, quel nouveau modèle agricole il faut adopter.
Tanzanie : des milliers de paysan-ne-s chassé-e-s par un projet du G8
Tanzanie : des milliers de paysan-ne-s chassé-e-s par un projet du G8
L’entreprise suédoise EcoEnergy projette d’accaparer 20 000 hectares de terres pour produire du sucre dans le district de Bagamoyo en Tanzanie provoquant le déplacement des populations vivant sur et de ces terres.
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
The government is in the process of revoking the contract entered by the Tanzania Investment Centre with an investment company, Agrisol, for lease of 10,000 hectares in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region
 Au Gabon, une plantation géante d'hévéas dérange malgré les promesses de travail
Au Gabon, une plantation géante d'hévéas dérange malgré les promesses de travail
Ce projet colossal dont le maître d'oeuvre est le géant singapourien Olam génère la controverse: ses défenseurs y voient une promesse de diversification d'une économie de rente pétrolière à bout de souffle; ses détracteurs critiquent son impact environnemental, social et culturel.
Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique
Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique
The resistance to ProSavana stems from the fact that it aims to integrate peasants in a production process which is exclusively controlled by large TNCs and multilateral financing institutions.
Incapable d’exploiter 10 hectares, Sen-huile accusée par les populations de Ndiael de vouloir céder les terres improductives
Incapable d’exploiter 10 hectares, Sen-huile accusée par les populations de Ndiael de vouloir céder les terres improductives
Après trois années de résistance et de grincement de dents, le projet Senhuile serait prêt à renoncer à 10 000 ha des 26 000 soustraits de la réserve du Ndiaël.
27 May 2015The Ecologist
Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
While Wilmar spins green rhetoric, its bulldozers are still destroying vast swathes of forest and farmland.
26 May 2015Xinhua
Ukrainian agro-businesses urge gov't to lift ban on farmland sales
The Ukrainian Agriculture Business Association on Tuesday urged the government to lift its ban on farmland sales so as to spur the development of the agro-food sector.
26 May 2015ReAct
In Luxembourg, Bolloré and Socfin count their profits while conflicts persist in their African and Asian plantations
On 27 May, Socfin shareholders meet in Luxembourg while local communities deprived of their lands from Cambodia to Côte d'Ivoire mobilise for their rights.
22 May 2015 Problème foncier au Sénégal: «la loi n'est plus adaptée» RFI
22 May 2015 Paraguay: Expropian más de 11.000 hectáreas del grupo Favero ABC
22 May 2015 China invierte en la agricultura rusa Clarín
22 May 2015 The State of New Mexico announces $75M investment in Brazilian agriculture Agfunder News
22 May 2015 Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm Guardian (Tanzania)
22 May 2015 Mali government promises to tackle land grabbing Xinhua
22 May 2015 #NoLandNoLife | Respect the human rights of farmers and indigenous people in Manipur, PANAP urges authorities
21 May 2015 Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru Mongabay
20 May 2015 Au Gabon, une plantation géante d'hévéas dérange malgré les promesses de travail AFP
20 May 2015 Qui pourra acheter les terres agricoles de la Saskatchewan? Radio Canada
20 May 2015 De mansinho, ProSAVANA passa no meio de contestação e Governo prepara terreno para investidores Verdade
20 May 2015 Government of Mozambique is expected to approve Prosavana project this year Macauhub
20 May 2015 Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique PLAAS
20 May 2015 Chinese and other foreign investments in the Brazilian soybean complex PLAAS
19 May 2015 Incapable d’exploiter 10 hectares, Sen-huile accusée par les populations de Ndiael de vouloir céder les terres improductives L’Observateur
19 May 2015 History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique FoodTank
19 May 2015 Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming Reuters
19 May 2015 Special Task Force to implement SABL recommendations ActNow!
19 May 2015 Global land grabbing and political reactions 'from below' JPS
19 May 2015 Accord entre Senhuile et les villages de Gninth : Le protocole de la controverse Le Sud Quotidien
SIGN-ON: Social movements and civil society organizations are invited to endorse the “Call of CSOs to their governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa” by Monday 1 June 2015. 


Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


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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Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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