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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.
17 Nov 2014 Accaparement des terres et sécurité alimentaire Kulturforum Sud-Nord
16 Nov 2014 Les notaires d'Afrique plaident pour la révision du système foncier dans le continent Xinhua
14 Nov 2014 L’Afrique prend des mesures importantes contre les investissements fonciers à grande échelle PR Newswire
14 Nov 2014 Gina Rinehart plots $500m China baby formula move Bloomberg
14 Nov 2014 Quel équilibre entre les détenteurs de terres et les investisseurs Financial Afrik
14 Nov 2014 Africa takes first important step in tackling large scale land-based investments UNECA
14 Nov 2014 Return of the Roman General: Land grabbing in Western Romania arc2020
14 Nov 2014 Papua-wide meeting calls for 10 year moratorium on plantation and forestry industries Awas Mifee
13 Nov 2014 Hubert Ouedrago: ”Le foncier, une ressource importante pour le développement de l’Afrique” Financial Afrik
13 Nov 2014 Big foreign money is being poured into Africa's agriculture - sadly it is not to grow food Mail & Guardian
13 Nov 2014 L'UA salue les efforts contre l'accaparement des terres sur le continent APA
12 Nov 2014 H&M disputes Ethiopia cotton land-grabbing claims just-style
12 Nov 2014 Lack of scale crushing the Ord Irrigation Scheme's sugar dream ABC
12 Nov 2014 Taxpayer funds save Congo plantation paying workers $1/day Reuters
12 Nov 2014 Afrique : réaliser des films pour sensibiliser sur l’accaparement des terres Nouvelle Tribune
12 Nov 2014 Tough new rules as foreigners gouge huge chunk of Australia Daily Telegraph
12 Nov 2014 Palm oil company Goldtree boosts Sierra Leone’s agricultural sector with $18 million investment in its Kailahun plantation
12 Nov 2014 A statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa Oakland Institue
12 Nov 2014 Groups call for independent inquiry by the UN into the treatment of indigenous and minority peoples in Ethiopia. ASO
12 Nov 2014 H&M says seeks to ensure cotton does not come from disputed land Reuters
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