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Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
The government is in the process of revoking the contract entered by the Tanzania Investment Centre with an investment company, Agrisol, for lease of 10,000 hectares in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
The government is in the process of revoking the contract entered by the Tanzania Investment Centre with an investment company, Agrisol, for lease of 10,000 hectares in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region
Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique
Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique
The resistance to ProSavana stems from the fact that it aims to integrate peasants in a production process which is exclusively controlled by large TNCs and multilateral financing institutions.
Incapable d’exploiter 10 hectares, Sen-huile accusée par les populations de Ndiael de vouloir céder les terres improductives
Incapable d’exploiter 10 hectares, Sen-huile accusée par les populations de Ndiael de vouloir céder les terres improductives
Après trois années de résistance et de grincement de dents, le projet Senhuile serait prêt à renoncer à 10 000 ha des 26 000 soustraits de la réserve du Ndiaël.
History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area.
Accord entre Senhuile et les villages de Gninth : Le protocole de la controverse
Accord entre Senhuile et les villages de Gninth : Le protocole de la controverse
«Le protocole d’accord, c’est de la mascarade. C’était initié par le gouverneur de la région de Saint-Louis pour dire que les populations sont d’accord sur le projet alors que ce n’est pas le cas».
World Bank, Japan agency offer farm loan for Philippines
World Bank, Japan agency offer farm loan for Philippines
A $250 million loan package is being prepared to support foreign investment in farms in Mindanao
Mujeres sin tierra en Colombia: contra el Gobierno, las guerrillas y las multinacionales
Mujeres sin tierra en Colombia: contra el Gobierno, las guerrillas y las multinacionales
Más de ocho millones de hectáreas han sido robadas a sus legítimos propietarios en Colombia. La Ley del Gobierno para restituir las tierras despojadas apenas se ha cumplido en un 1%: "No hay voluntad política para solucionarlo"
Conflits autour des plantations Socfin-Bolloré : nouvelle occupation au Liberia
Conflits autour des plantations Socfin-Bolloré : nouvelle occupation au Liberia
Après les soulèvements au Cameroun et au Cambodge, les villageois riverains de la plantation Socfin au Liberia marchent sur la direction ce samedi 16 mai.
Searching for Gaddafi’s land deal in Mali
Searching for Gaddafi’s land deal in Mali
Libya’s Colonel Muammar Gaddafi backed a deal in 2008 to lease 100,000 hectares of Mali’s best farmland. Terms of the agreement, and the contact itself, weren’t released publicly. Many wondered what the deal contained.
Mali's land deal with the Devil: Letter from Markala
Mali's land deal with the Devil: Letter from Markala
Malian farmer Balima Coulibaly and his fellow villagers could do nothing but watch as Libyan investors, under a deal known as Malibya, took the fertile land that they had farmed for generations.
22 May 2015ABC
Paraguay: Expropian más de 11.000 hectáreas del grupo Favero
El Senado aprobó ayer la expropiación de más de 11.000 hectáreas del grupo Favero ubicadas en la zona de Ñacunday (Alto Paraná). La decisión sería parte del pacto entre Frente Guasu, PLRA y colorados disidentes.
22 May 2015Clarín
China invierte en la agricultura rusa
China y Rusia (Presidentes Xi Jinping y Vladimir Putin) establecieron en Moscú el 9 de mayo (aniversario de la finalización de la Segunda Guerra Mundial) un Fondo Agrícola de Inversión con un capital de U$S 2.000 millones.
22 May 2015Agfunder News
The State of New Mexico announces $75M investment in Brazilian agriculture
For the first time, the New Mexico State Investment Council is investing in Brazilian agriculture through Brookfield Asset Management’s Brazil Agriculture Fund II vehicle.
08 May 2015 Who owns agricultural land in Ukraine? Oakland Institue
07 May 2015 Ward Anseeuw at #BICAS2015 PLAAS
07 May 2015 Traitement de l’information sur les questions foncieres : l’IPAO sensibilise la presse à préserver la paix sociale Sud Quotidien
06 May 2015 Colombia: Restitución de tierras o la legitimación del despojo Semana
06 May 2015 Ukraine farms are takeover targets for private equity’s Bleyzer Bloomberg
06 May 2015 West Papua 'oil palm atlas' portrays industry's explosion in region Mongabay
05 May 2015 Hundreds of Cambodian villagers halt clearing of land in Preah Vihear RFA
05 May 2015 Des villageois dénoncent l’accaparement de terres par Bolloré et Socfin ; les entreprises répondent Business & Human Rights Resource Centre
05 May 2015 Una mostra sul «land grabbing», ultima versione del neocolonialismo Corriere della Sera
05 May 2015 Sugar company pulls out #ThaiCompany Thai Visa
05 May 2015 My Home My Land Oakland Institue
04 May 2015 Ahogarse de hambre Palabre-ando
04 May 2015 Chinese investor plans to spend $100m on beef Australian Financial Review
03 May 2015 Shared responsibility D+C
02 May 2015 ProSAVANA, um presente envenenado para os moçambicanos? Rádio Vaticano
02 May 2015 África: o agronegócio é a nova versão do colonialismo Carta Maior
01 May 2015 Emergency request for re-constituting public consultation process about the formulation of the Master Plan of the ProSAVANA Program
30 Apr 2015 Comunidades rejeitam a implementação do ProSAVANA e abandonam a sala de reunião de auscultação pública em Malema ADECRU
30 Apr 2015 The biofuels boom and bust in Africa: a timely lesson for the New Alliance initiative PLAAS
30 Apr 2015 West Papua Oil Palm Atlas – The companies behind the plantation explosion. awasMIFEE
Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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