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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 vast areas of seemingly untouched tropical forest in other parts of the world – places like Papua New Guinea.
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 vast areas of seemingly untouched tropical forest in other parts of the world – places 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.
 A statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa
A statement from the Oakland Institute on the Conference on Land Policy in Africa
The host country government of the international conference is arguably one of the worst offenders when it comes to forced displacement resulting from land grabs.
H&M says seeks to ensure cotton does not come from disputed land
H&M says seeks to ensure cotton does not come from disputed land
Swedish TV4 said H&M was using cotton from areas in Ethiopia vulnerable to land grabbing -- the buying or leasing of land in developing countries, often by foreign companies, without the consent of affected local communities.
20 Nov 2014SUNA
MoU signed for agricultural investment fund
Sudan signs an MOU for the establishment of an agriculture investment fund with a Lebanese company owned by Fras Badra that is pursuing an 87,000 ha alfalfa project.
19 Nov 2014Mongabay
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 vast areas of seemingly untouched tropical forest in other parts of the world – places like Papua New Guinea.
18 Nov 2014Bloomberg
Greenland in talks to acquire Australian food and wine companies
Chinese state-owned company, Greenland Holding Group, is in talks with Australian agricultural companies on possible takeovers and plans to complete its first deal in six months.
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