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Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Farmers evicted to make way for project backed by UN's IFAD say they have received little compensation. They're taking the industrial palm oil producers to court.
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Farmers evicted to make way for project backed by UN's IFAD say they have received little compensation. They're taking the industrial palm oil producers to court.
Stop #landrights fraud!
Stop #landrights fraud!
Civil society rejects the World Bank’s sham Conference on Land and Poverty and denounces the Bank’s role in global land grabs.
Accaparement des terres agricoles: «il faudra une volonté politique», plaide l'UPA
Accaparement des terres agricoles: «il faudra une volonté politique», plaide l'UPA
Si le président de l'Union des producteurs agricoles est heureux que la Commission de l'agriculture tienne enfin des audiences sur l'accaparement des terres agricoles par les fonds d'investissement, il craint le manque de volonté politique pour faire changer les choses.
Nova aliança do G8 atinge e usurpa terra e água de 50 mil pessoas em Moçambique
Nova aliança do G8 atinge e usurpa terra e água de 50 mil pessoas em Moçambique
ADECRU revelam que no âmbito da Nova Aliança do G8 foram efectivados negócios de terra com 5 empresas em Moçambique, numa área total de 33.300 hecatres.
Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales
Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales
The crisis in Ukraine looks set to trigger major changes in its vast agricultural sector with state-owned farm land and small family plots likely to go up for sale despite concerns over the impact on local farmers.
From Africa's Palms
From Africa's Palms
People & Power investigates the environmental consequences of palm oil plantations in equatorial Africa.
Green Fuel accused of grabbing villagers’ land
Green Fuel accused of grabbing villagers’ land
Zimbabwe's Parliament has ordered Arda board chairman Basil Nyabadza to clarify the status of the land at the centre of an ownership wrangle between Green Fuel and the Chisumbanje community.
Qatar's Hassad Food eyes Brazilian sugar, poultry assets
Qatar's Hassad Food eyes Brazilian sugar, poultry assets
"We are not closing the book on farmlands, but for the time being we are focusing on other layers of the chain," says vice president for business development at Hassad Food.
Inquiets de leur sort : les travailleurs de Senhuile demandent l’arbitrage du président Sall !
Inquiets de leur sort : les travailleurs de Senhuile demandent l’arbitrage du président Sall !
Le directeur général de Senhuile, Massimo Castellussi, pourrait être interpellé dans les tout prochains jours, par les autorités compétentes du pays, informe une source en provenance de la présidence.
Fiji: $10m investment for rice industry
Fiji: $10m investment for rice industry
Korean rice company, Grace Road Company Ltd, in Navua is looking at investing $10 million in the revitalisation of the rice industry in the country and in expanding its farm.
05 Mar 2015Dominion Farms
(Not) Doing business in Nigeria
Calvin Burgess, chairman of Dominion Farms, has issued a letter denying their involvement in a 30,000 hectare landgrab in Nigeria's Taraba State.
04 Mar 2015Agence Ecofin
Olam vante le potentiel de production d’huile de palme de l’Afrique
«Les transactions foncières menées par les gouvernements comptent parmi les facteurs qui rendent la culture de l’huile de palme particulièrement attractive » affirme Sunny Verghese, le PDG d'Olam
03 Mar 2015Guardian
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Farmers evicted to make way for project backed by UN's IFAD say they have received little compensation. They're taking the industrial palm oil producers to court.
27 Jan 2015 The corporate takeover of Ukrainian agriculture IPS
26 Jan 2015 Flower firm Karuturi goes under the gave The Daily Nation
26 Jan 2015 Canadian province eyes tougher rules on investor farm buys Reuters
23 Jan 2015 Can the FAO tenure guidelines stop land and water grabs? PLAAS
23 Jan 2015 Multi-country seminar discusses land and ocean grabbing issues in Africa FIAN
23 Jan 2015 Institutional, impact investing find common ground in agriculture Institutional Investor
23 Jan 2015 Chinese ambassador briefed about investment prospects in agriculture The Messenger
23 Jan 2015 Feronia Inc. announces secured convertible debenture financing of up to US$16.325 million led by CDC, the UK Government's development finance institution Marketwired
22 Jan 2015 Ndiaël : Marche des populations contre Senhuile Ndar Info
22 Jan 2015 Residents told to support Kwale sugar firm The Star
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The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture



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