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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.
24 Nov 2014EurActiv
Land grabbing, still a huge problem in Eastern Europe
The EU is currently witnessing a massive land grab, which has a direct impact on 25 million of its citizens, changing the way lands are being managed and how food is being produced.
24 Nov 2014Zambia Daily Mail
Zambia: TALMED to invest $7m in Mpongwe farm
TALMED International Zambia Limited has set aside about US$7 million to establish a commercial farm on 5,272 hectares in Mukumpu area to produce soya beans, maize and wheat .
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.
07 Nov 2014 Sell out African food & farming system AEFJN
07 Nov 2014 Australia the largest single beneficiary from PNG rainforest destruction Act Now!
07 Nov 2014 NGOs fear draft land use policy fails to deal with land grabs, farmers’ rights Mizzima
07 Nov 2014 Tanzania: Prisons, Turkish firm in farming partnership Daily News
07 Nov 2014 Yangon statement on human rights and agribusiness in Southeast Asia released FPP
07 Nov 2014 In Defence of Land in Melanesia: AidWatch Speaking Tour AIDWATCH
07 Nov 2014 Manglares en extinción Radio Mundo Real
06 Nov 2014 Colombia: Aumenta polémica por tema de tierras Portafolio
06 Nov 2014 Proyecto de baldíos “acaba con lo poco que quedaba de soberanía campesina” en Colombia Minuto 30
06 Nov 2014 Swiss banks and institutional investors financing landgrabbing companies Bread for All
06 Nov 2014 Who owns Angola’s land? A problem that needs quick resolution Guardian
06 Nov 2014 Three reasons why the 'rai Principles' undermine the right to food, land and resources PANAP
05 Nov 2014 The Philippines: stop the palm oil rush in Palawan Rainforest Action Network
05 Nov 2014 The vanishing lake GlobalPost
04 Nov 2014 The march to progress in the Philippines Al Jazeera
04 Nov 2014 PZ-Wilmar JV calls for integration policy In palm oil sector Business Day
04 Nov 2014 Vandebeeck: Why Nigeria is preferred investment destination in Africa This Day
04 Nov 2014 Cacerías por la tierra Palabre-Ando
04 Nov 2014 Where’s the evidence that land grabs are good for economic progress? Guardian
03 Nov 2014 Colombia: rechazo al Proyecto de Ley 133 de Baldíos, que profundizaría la concentración y extranjerización de la tierra Biodiversidad en América Latina y el Caribe
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