19 Mar 2015 Illovo
Illovo Sugar Limited Launches its Group Guidelines on Land and Land Rights
Illovo Sugar Limited is pleased to announce the launch of its Group Guidelines on Land and Land Rights.
18 Dec 2014 BBC
Villagers losing their land to Malawi's sugar growers
We met dozens of families with land circling Dwangwa town in central Malawi, who said they had been driven out to make way for larger, industrial farm-projects.
25 Nov 2014 PRNewswire
AgDevCo invests USD 2M in Malawian macadamia nut company
AgDevCo and African Agricultural Capital Fund announce investments in a 518 ha Malawian macadamia farm.
01 Sep 2014 Fairtrade International
A seat at the table? Ensuring smallholder farmers are heard in Public-private partnerships
Study of agricultural PPPs in Ghana, Malawi and Kenya, identifies examples of PPPs failing to engage effectively with smallholder farmers.
01 Aug 2014 Mail & Guardian
Sugar wars: 35 years of bitter feuds in Central Malawi
Four hundred subsistence farmers say sugar giant Illovo illegally took over 600 ha of their land in 1979. And they still want it back.
18 Aug 2013
2013 SADC Peoples Summit: Peasants and rural women propose solutions and demand immediate action!
Land grabbing of perceived “idle” and “underutilized” land must be stopped and investments, which are pro-poor, environmentally and ecologically should be promoted.
31 Aug 2012 The Maravi Post
Malawi poor shoved out of ancestral land as global demand for food, bio-fuels grows
Investment firms describe it as the next golden opportunity. They say they're taking and using underutilised and uncultivated land. But as MaraPost's *Charles Mkula* reports, simply put, it's land-grabbing and somethings has to be done about it
26 Apr 2012 IRIN
Malawi: Without land reform, small farmers become "trespassers"
In 2009 Dororthy Dyton and about 2,000 other subsistence farmers in southern Malawi’s Chikhwawa District were informed by their local chief that the land had been sold and they could no longer cultivate there.
29 Dec 2011 Guardian
Changing land laws, policies to suit needs of locals, investors
As more and more fertile lands and rivers are in the hands of few investors, some villagers in southern Africa have started experiencing food shortages, a situation which was not there before.
28 Jun 2011 OPIC
OPIC board approves nearly $500 million for renewable resources investment funds
The US Overseas Private Investment Corporation pours $150 million into fund targeting farmland acquisitions in Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zambia
27 Oct 2010 APA
Land grabbing – a killing blow to the fight against poverty in Africa
Oxfam concerned that land grabbing not being addressed adequately and with enough of a sense of urgency.
04 Jun 2010 Institutional Investor
SilverStreet Fund focuses on agriculture in Africa
SilverStreet is scouting for commercial farms in five countries — Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia.


Campaign launched to help support the families of three Ethiopian food security, land and indigenous rights activists.

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The formulation by the Malagasy authorities of policies and several laws involving the use of land by investors risks to organise the negation of peasants and local communities rights on their land. 

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