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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.
09 May 2015 The EU may move towards mandatory business & human rights regulation LinkedIn
09 May 2015 Sandiery Diop, chef de village de Ndombo Sandiéry : «La Css nous a pris toutes nos terres» GLF
08 May 2015 Russia and China to launch $2 billion fund to boost farming Moscow Times
08 May 2015 Who owns agricultural land in Ukraine? Oakland Institue
07 May 2015 Ward Anseeuw at #BICAS2015 PLAAS
07 May 2015 Traitement de l’information sur les questions foncieres : l’IPAO sensibilise la presse à préserver la paix sociale Sud Quotidien
06 May 2015 Colombia: Restitución de tierras o la legitimación del despojo Semana
06 May 2015 Ukraine farms are takeover targets for private equity’s Bleyzer Bloomberg
06 May 2015 West Papua 'oil palm atlas' portrays industry's explosion in region Mongabay
05 May 2015 Hundreds of Cambodian villagers halt clearing of land in Preah Vihear RFA
05 May 2015 Des villageois dénoncent l’accaparement de terres par Bolloré et Socfin ; les entreprises répondent Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
05 May 2015 Una mostra sul «land grabbing», ultima versione del neocolonialismo Corriere della Sera
05 May 2015 Sugar company pulls out #ThaiCompany Thai Visa
05 May 2015 My Home My Land Oakland Institue
04 May 2015 Ahogarse de hambre Palabre-ando
04 May 2015 Chinese investor plans to spend $100m on beef Australian Financial Review
03 May 2015 Shared responsibility D+C
02 May 2015 ProSAVANA, um presente envenenado para os moçambicanos? Rádio Vaticano
02 May 2015 África: o agronegócio é a nova versão do colonialismo Carta Maior
01 May 2015 Emergency request for re-constituting public consultation process about the formulation of the Master Plan of the ProSAVANA Program
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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27 May 2015 - Paris
Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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