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21 Apr 2015Deutsche Welle
Agri-investors stoke monoculture
With more savvy investors buying up farmland, land prices have doubled within five years and the result is mega-farms like KTG Agra, which owns 50,000 ha in eastern Germany, Lithuania and Romania.
13 Aug 2014KTG Agrar
KTG Agrar SE releases hidden reserves
Some 4,000 hectares of farmland in Lithuania sold to a German institutional investor and leased back for 18 years.
29 Jun 2014Prensa Rural
Fracasa referendo en Lituania para prohibir la extranjerización de la tierra
El país báltico se comprometió a liberalizar su mercado de la tierra y a eliminar la prohibición de vender tierras a los extranjeros en un período de transición de 10 años, tras unirse a la Unión Europea en mayo de 2004.
27 Jun 2014RFI
Lituanie: référendum sur la vente de terres agricoles aux étrangers
Ce dimanche 29 juin 2014, les Lituaniens se prononcent par référendum sur la vente de terres agricoles aux étrangers.
21 Mar 2014Baltic Course
Three companies to be split-off from Lithuanian Invalda
17 companies owned by NASDAQ traded Invalda LT, holding about 3,000 ha to be transferred to new company INVL Baltic Farmland.
18 Feb 2014Reuters
La Lituanie pourrait prohiber la vente de terres à des étrangers
La Lituanie va organiser un référendum sur une interdiction de vendre des terrains à des étrangers
14 Apr 2011La France Agricole
Lituanie et Slovaquie peuvent interdire la vente de terres jusqu'en 2014
La Commission européenne a autorisé la Lituanie et la Slovaquie à prolonger jusqu'en 2014 l'interdiction de vendre des terres agricoles aux étrangers, afin d'éviter une éventuelle spéculation
27 Jan 2011AFP
La Lituanie veut interdire la vente de terrains agricoles aux étrangers
Le gouvernement de la Lituanie demande à Bruxelles de prolonger l'interdiction de vendre des terres agricoles aux étrangers jusqu'en 2014, afin d'éviter une éventuelle spéculation.
23 Aug 2010Baltic Reports
Agrowill ups share capital €18 mln
In an extraordinary shareholder’s meeting Lithuanian agribusiness conglomerate Agrowill agreed to increase the company’s share capital by €18 million to fund new projects.
24 Jun 2010Agrimoney
Bargain price of east German land 'unsustainable'
More than 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, a gulf still exists between farm prices in eastern and western Germany which provides a "good opportunity" for investors, a boss at KTG Agrar has said.
29 Jul 2009Bloomberg
KTG Agrar to increase farmland 20-25% in year, CFO Blaesi says
KTG Agrar AG, Germany’s largest farming company, plans to increase land under management by 20 percent to 25 percent within a year. The company farms 29,000 hectares in eastern Germany and Lithuania.
22 Sep 2008Agrowill
Board of directors of Agrowill Group AB decided to sell land portfolio
Agrowill Group AB, the largest agricultural investment company in the Baltic States, intends to sell all land owned by the Group in Lithuania to the Land Fund that will be established.

SIGN-ON: Social movements and civil society organizations are invited to endorse the “Call of CSOs to their governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa” by Monday 1 June 2015. 


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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