TIAA-CREF unveils $3 billion global ag investment vehicle
TIAA-CREF unveils $3 billion global ag investment vehicle
New TIAA-CREF fund will invest in “high quality farmland assets” across North America, South America, Australia and parts of Europe with a focus on major grain exporting regions.
Chinese eye Australia's outback in $43 billion foreign farming frenzy
Chinese eye Australia's outback in $43 billion foreign farming frenzy
Australia is facing $43 billion foreign farming frenzy by Chinese companies, spurred by mounting food security needs and a push to “go global.”
Palm oil company is accused of exploiting Liberia’s Ebola crisis
Palm oil company is accused of exploiting Liberia’s Ebola crisis
Golden Veroleum has denied using the Ebola crisis to take advantage of Liberian communities but local officials and en disagree.
Californians, Chinese scooping up farmland in Washington state
Californians, Chinese scooping up farmland in Washington state
Farmers from drought-parched California are finding greener pastures in the Pacific Northwest -- and so are buyers from China.
Ukraine agribusiness firms in 'quiet land grab' with development finance
Ukraine agribusiness firms in 'quiet land grab' with development finance
Hundreds of millions of dollars in funding from World Bank’s private lending arm used to expand industrial farms amid mounting concern about local effects
Des paysans cambodgiens assignent en justice en France le groupe Bolloré
Des paysans cambodgiens assignent en justice en France le groupe Bolloré
Les Bunongs réclament une réparation en nature, espérant récupérer leur terre, ainsi que plusieurs dizaines de milliers d’euros de dommages et intérêts chacun.
Call for spotlight on PNG land grab at APEC Forest meeting
Call for spotlight on PNG land grab at APEC Forest meeting
Papua New Guinea NGO ActNow! says 5 million ha were illegally acquired from traditional land holders and APEC Ministers need to know this.
Shanghai Pengxin receive offers for 'legitimate' farm sale
Shanghai Pengxin receive offers for 'legitimate' farm sale
Bidders have made offers for what Shanghai Pengxin says is the "legitimate" sale of its dairy farms - the former Crafar farms - in south Waikato, New Zealand.
Mozambique: Foreign investment in agri-business but not farming?
Mozambique: Foreign investment in agri-business but not farming?
No new plantation has succeeded since independence. No new plantation investment has yet been profitable
Scandale financier aux Grands Moulins de Dakar : Le Directeur général Emile Elmalem viré
Scandale financier aux Grands Moulins de Dakar : Le Directeur général Emile Elmalem viré
Emile Elmalem, le Directeur général des Grands moulins de Dakar (Gmd), a été emporté par un scandale financier dans lequel on retrouve Benjamin Dummai, ancien Directeur général de Senhuile Sa.
04 Aug 2015 The Australian
China’s Liu Yonghao New Hope door to Australian dairy
New Hope Group announced last year it would invest $500m into Australian agribusiness, and its chairman Liu Yonghao revealed majority of the fund would support New Hope Dairy’s projects in Australia.
04 Aug 2015 Dow Jones Business News
Farmland investments take root
TIAA-CREF is expected to announce Tuesday that it has raised $3 billion for its second global farmland-investment partnership, exceeding its initial target of $2.5 billion.
04 Aug 2015 Journal L'Indépendant
Office du Niger : Un scandale dénommé Touraba
Considéré comme le plus gros scandale à l’Office du Niger, le programme Touraba (2174 ha), financé par l’Uémoa, a été inauguré la semaine dernière dans des conditions troubles.
23 Jun 2015 Indonesia to revive controversial sugarcane plan in Aru? Mongabay
23 Jun 2015 Nkwinti defends foreign land ownership Xinhua
22 Jun 2015 Tchad : des ONG dénoncent l’arrestation du militant des droits de l’Homme Djeralar Miankeol Afrik.com
22 Jun 2015 Groupe de la Banque mondiale : Des détracteurs de projets sont menacés, harcelés et emprisonnés Human Rights Watch
22 Jun 2015 World Bank Group: Project critics threatened, harassed, jailed HRW
21 Jun 2015 DFID Land Policy Bulletin DFID
19 Jun 2015 Brazil considers friendlier foreign farmland policy Farm Futures
18 Jun 2015 Felda Global Ventures buys Rajawali’s Sugar Operations, 37% of all plantations Awas Mifee
18 Jun 2015 China backs Northern Australia Asia foodbowl push Australian Financial Review
18 Jun 2015 EBRD financing Ukrainian agriculture group World Grain
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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