Pengxin may buy 2 cattle farms in Australia
Pengxin may buy 2 cattle farms in Australia
Chinese conglomerate Shanghai Pengxin Group Co Ltd is set to become the largest farmland owner in Australia if it is successful in the acquisitions of two cattle farms for A$1 billion ($720 million).
Iran launches first overseas farming plan
Iran launches first overseas farming plan
Iran has launched agricultural cultivation in Kazakhstan, marking its first farmland investment overseas as the Middle Eastern country seeks to secure food supplies amid a lingering drought.
Japan's Mitsubishi buys 20% stake in Olam
Japan's Mitsubishi buys 20% stake in Olam
Japan's Mitsubishi Corporation has bought a 20 per cent stake in global-agri business Olam through two transactions as the companies launch a strategic partnership.
Large scale land acquisitions: Impacts & solutions for Zambia
Large scale land acquisitions: Impacts & solutions for Zambia
A video discussing large scale land acquisitions in Zambia, and the risks they pose to those who derive their livelihoods from the land.
Questions we need to ask about what would be the second largest rubber plantation in Africa
Questions we need to ask about what would be the second largest rubber plantation in Africa
China has confirmed the continuation of a $1.2 billion rubber and rice investment deal in Sierra Leone, covering 135,000 hectares, that was signed in 2012.
Thailand: Oil palm land-grab leader murdered in Krabi
Thailand: Oil palm land-grab leader murdered in Krabi
A leader of a group trying to seize a 1,400-rai oil palm plantation run by Thai Pattana Co, a joint operation of a foreign investor and his Thai business partner, was shot dead while leaving the farm on motorcycle.
Los acaparadores de tierras del Corredor de Nacala: una nueva era de lucha contra las plantaciones coloniales en el norte de Mozambique
Los acaparadores de tierras del Corredor de Nacala: una nueva era de lucha contra las plantaciones coloniales en el norte de Mozambique
Un nuevo informe de la Unión Nacional de Campesinos de Mozambique (UNAC) y de GRAIN muestra que hay una ofensiva colonial por apoderarse de las tierras agrícolas de África.
Accaparement des terres : Les victimes accentuent la pression
Accaparement des terres : Les victimes accentuent la pression
Les associations et Coordinations d’associations de victimes de l’accaparement des terres au Mali étaient face à la presse pour marquer leur détermination à continuer la lutte.
Agribusiness on rise in north Uganda region where rebels fought
Agribusiness on rise in north Uganda region where rebels fought
Investors have poured tens of millions of dollars into a war torn landscape in northern Uganda now dotted with tracts of maize, rice, sunflower, sesame and commercial forests.
China agriculture: Seeds of hope
China agriculture: Seeds of hope
If Black Soil Capital Partners gets its way, the fields of Heilongjiang will be consolidated under long-term leases from farmers, giving way to a modern, industrialized US-style business model.
31 Aug 2015
Large-scale agricultural investments threaten right to food of small-scale farmers in Tanzania’s Southern Highlands
New report published by Misereor is based upon first-hand interviews with farmers in four villages of Tanzania’s Southern Highlands utilizing a right to food framework.
28 Aug 2015 Kalewche
Argentina: Caza de brujas
En la audiencia que formalizó la incorporación de la multinacional Benetton como querellante, se dio a conocer el fichaje de vecinos vinculados a la Asamblea del No a la Mina y de periodistas.
27 Aug 2015 Act Now
Court rulings confirm SABLs null and void
Since 2007 there have been five reported legal cases in which the validity of Special Agriculture Business Leases (SABL) has been challenged through the Courts, all leases was declared null and void.
09 Jul 2015 China, Africa and food security IPD
09 Jul 2015 Private equity firm Fanisi buys stake in Tanzanian agro-processor Reuters
09 Jul 2015 Infrastructural violence and the monopoly system in Indonesia’s oil palm plantation zone MSH-M
09 Jul 2015 China, Africa and food security International Policy Digest
08 Jul 2015 SABL issue explained in new fact sheet for communities Act Now
08 Jul 2015 Terres agricoles: comment des speculateurs contournent la loi Charente Libre
08 Jul 2015 Palm oil giant Wilmar resorts to dirty tricks FPP
08 Jul 2015 Land rights and investment treaties: exploring the interface IIED
08 Jul 2015 Nigeria palm oil land grab exposes need for human rights treaty Friends of the Earth
08 Jul 2015 Feronia : Les institutions et banques internationales financent la pauvrété Le Nouveau Courrier
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