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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.
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.
History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area.
Accord entre Senhuile et les villages de Gninth : Le protocole de la controverse
Accord entre Senhuile et les villages de Gninth : Le protocole de la controverse
«Le protocole d’accord, c’est de la mascarade. C’était initié par le gouverneur de la région de Saint-Louis pour dire que les populations sont d’accord sur le projet alors que ce n’est pas le cas».
World Bank, Japan agency offer farm loan for Philippines
World Bank, Japan agency offer farm loan for Philippines
A $250 million loan package is being prepared to support foreign investment in farms in Mindanao
25 May 2015The National
Koreans offer food expertise to UAE
A South Korean food security office will open in Abu Dhabi next month to help the UAE in its agricultural and fishery sectors, says the country’s ambassador to the UAE.
25 May 2015ActNow!
Lawrence Kalinoe's astonishing defence of the unlawful SABL land grab rewrites history and ignores the law
PNG's Secretary for Justice, Lawrence Kalinoe, has made an astonishing defence of the unlawful SABL land grab and the government's failure to cancel the leases.
25 May 2015Malijet
Mali : le gouvernement engage la lutte contre l’accaparement des terres
Le ministère malien des Domaines de l’Etat et des Affaires foncières, Me Mohamed Ali Bathily, vient d’engager une lutte sans merci contre la fraude et la spéculation foncières.
20 Apr 2015 Canadian fund buys McCamley stations Financial Review
20 Apr 2015 Super farm sell-off predicted Financial Review
19 Apr 2015 Inde: des dizaines de milliers d'agriculteurs manifestent contre le gouvernement AFP
19 Apr 2015 プロサバンナ・マスタープラン緊急声明
19 Apr 2015 プロサバンナ・マスタープラン緊急声明
19 Apr 2015 Saskatchewan farmers split on allowing pension funds to buy land Globe & Mail
18 Apr 2015 Agriculture paysanne : Obstacle foncier Midi Madagasikara
18 Apr 2015 Journée des luttes paysannes : Un observatoire pour les terres agricoles L'Avenir
17 Apr 2015 Government still looking to Merauke for industrial agriculture development Awas Mifee
17 Apr 2015 The World Bank’s long war on peasants Telesur
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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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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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