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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.
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.
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.
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
Black River Asset Management, a subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's biggest food producers, has bought four grain-producing farms in the Darling Downs farming region between Dalby and Chinchilla.
H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims
H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims
Fashion retailer has instructed its suppliers to ensure they do not use cotton from the Omo Valley, where there is an increased risk of land-grabbing - but admits it cannot provide an absolute guarantee.
Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day
Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day
Development funds from European governments helped to rescue a Canadian company that pays workers as little as $1/day to toil on some of Africa's largest palm oil plantations in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
21 Nov 2014Reuters
Congo plantation improvement plan follows TRF investigation
One of Africa’s largest palm oil investors announces plans to improve social infrastructure, a week after a Reuters investigation found that its poorly paid plantation workers were living in dilapidated homes with poor social services.
21 Nov 2014Western Producer
Canada: Gov’t must address land investment deals
The aggressive attempts of investment concerns to acquire large tracts of Saskatchewan farmland should be among the issues addressed in the fall sitting of the Saskatchewan legislature.
21 Nov 2014Nouvel Horizon
« Aujourd’hui, le Mali est confronté à une mauvaise gouvernance foncière »
La privatisation des régimes fonciers fait une incise dans les modes de gouvernance foncière, même si le mode dominant reste celui des régimes fonciers coutumiers, hybridés ou dégénérés.
26 Oct 2014 Tanzania seeks Omani investment in agriculture and minerals Times of Oman
26 Oct 2014 Interview: Fonterra CEO Theo Spierings NBR
25 Oct 2014 Sénégal : Message du Collectif des 37 villages du Ndiaël au Président de la République. Ndar Info
25 Oct 2014 Terres "accaparées" : séance d'explications entre Bolloré et les communautés locales Le Point Afrique
25 Oct 2014 Accaparement des terres : Bolloré s'engage, les communautés locales attendent les actes ReAct
25 Oct 2014 Senegal : Message from the Collective of the 37 villages of the Ndiael region to the President of the Republic Ndar Info
24 Oct 2014 Accaparement des terres : Bolloré accepte d’écouter les revendications paysannes Jeune Afrique
24 Oct 2014 Kuwait's Tijaria plans Turkish farmland investment Arabian Business
24 Oct 2014 Investors pour cash into large-scale agricultural projects VietNamNet
24 Oct 2014 Romania farmland costing fraction of UK lures investors Bloomberg
24 Oct 2014 EBRD provides loan to major agribusiness in Ukraine World Grain
24 Oct 2014 French firm in row over land APA
24 Oct 2014 Fiagril negotiates sale of minority stake to Chinatex Valor Econômico
24 Oct 2014 Investissements fonciers. Bolloré discute avec les communautés locales Ouest France
24 Oct 2014 Mozambique: More than 1,000 people displaced from their lands in Lioma @Verdade
24 Oct 2014 Land & resource grabs in the United States: Five sites of struggle and potential transformation Food First
24 Oct 2014 Moçambique: Centenas de camponeses desalojados das suas terras em Lioma Verdade
24 Oct 2014 Au beau milieu de l'épidémie d'Ébola SOCFIN s'apprête à s'emparer de la chefferie de Malen Green Scenery
24 Oct 2014 CSOs walk out of World Bank "consultation" on Safeguards policy Safeguardcomments
23 Oct 2014 In the midst of the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, SOCFIN poised the capture Malen Chiefdom Standard Times
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