31 Aug 2015 Scoop
More land goes into foreign hands for dairying
European interests extending their dairy holdings in New Zealand are among the latest land sale approvals for foreign buyers, says New Zealand First.
26 May 2015 ReAct
Au Luxembourg, Bolloré et la Socfin comptent les bénéfices pendant que les conflits perdurent autour des plantations en Afrique et en Asie
Le 27 mai, l’assemblée générale de la Socfin se tient au Luxembourg alors que des rassemblements des riverains privés de terres par les plantations de la Socfin revendiquent leurs droits.
26 May 2015 ReAct
In Luxembourg, Bolloré and Socfin count their profits while conflicts persist in their African and Asian plantations
On 27 May, Socfin shareholders meet in Luxembourg while local communities deprived of their lands from Cambodia to Côte d'Ivoire mobilise for their rights.
25 May 2014 Le Figaro
Le Gabon prépare l'après-pétrole
Au Gabon, il n'y a pas que l'or noir.
10 Aug 2013 Semana
Colombia: Tenedores y cuchillos
Escribe Néstor Humberto que el gobierno o la Procuraduría podrán anular las operaciones que acumulen baldíos “siempre que estén registrados en los folios de matrícula con su respectiva restricción”. O sea que si no figura en los papeles, es legal.
03 Jul 2012 SR Fund
The SR Fund offers long term SIPP investors a multitude of benefits
The new Luxembourg-registered Sustainable Resources Fund boasts anticipated potential returns of at least 15% per annum on forestry, agriculture, biomass and land.
12 Oct 2011 Reuters
Sierra Leone arrests 39 in oil palm land lease dispute
Sierra Leone authorities have arrested 39 protesters in the south of the West African nation, following tensions between the local population and a unit of Socfin, owned by France's Bolloré Group
12 Oct 2011 Awoko
Conflict in Pujehun over land
Socfin Agricultural Company is embroiled in serious land lease agreement tussle that has the tendency to ignite conflict between foreign investors and locals.
12 Oct 2011 Reuters
La Sierra Leone arrête 39 manifestants dans un affrontement concernant la location de terres destinées à la production d’huile de palme
Les autorités de la Sierra Leone ont arrêté 39 manifestants dans le sud de cette nation ouest-africaine, à la suite de tensions entre la population locale et une unité de Socfin, l’investisseur international en agrobusiness.
11 Oct 2011 Green Scenery
Early warning: Growing tension in Malen Chiefdom
Thirty peaceful protesters were arrested in Sahn Malen, Sierra Leone for blocking access to oil palm plantations owned by Socfin, which they accuse of grabbing their lands.
11 Oct 2011 Green Scenery
Alerte précoce : Tensions exacerbées dans la chefferie de Malen
La police a arrêté des manifestants opposés à l’accord foncier de Socfin en Sierra Leone. Les parties prenantes devraient se mettre à la table des négociations.
13 May 2011 Green Scenery
The Socfin land deal missing out on best practices: Report on fact finding mission to Malen Chiefdom, Pujehun District, Sierra Leone
On March 5, 2011 in the presence of armed security forces the lease agreement was signed against payments from 173,000,000.00 Leones stacked on a table and paid to those signing the agreement.


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