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04 Sep 2014PEI
Lufthansa helps establish $600m biofuel fund
German airline Lufthansa in talks with several investment firms about taking on management of a private equity fund that will invest into farmland in Cameroon and Eastern Europe to grow oil crops.
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.
17 Jun 2014EurActiv
NGOs blame Berlin for feeding big business land grabs
NGOs in Germany accuse the public development agency DEG of promoting land grabbing in developing and newly industrialised countries and blames the German government for not taking the issue seriously.
26 Jan 2014AFP
'Land grab' ups prices in eastern Germany
Land prices in eastern Germany are rising at dizzying rates and local farmers feel they are being squeezed out by foreign investors in a phenomenon known as "land grabbing".
19 Jan 2014AFP
Les terres agricoles de ex-Rda, objets de convoitise
Les grandes exploitations agricoles de ex-RDA héritées du communisme attisent la convoitise d'investisseurs et les prix flambent dans cette partie de l'Allemagne où la grogne monte contre le "landgrabbing".
16 Jan 2014Donor Platform
Land governance programme map
On January 22 a comprehensive database on land and resource governance programmes funded by members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land will be presented during the AGA in Paris.
16 Jan 2014Deutsche Welle
German holding company farming in Zambia
Amatheon, a company part owned by the German holding company Sapinda, grows wheat and soya beans on 30,000 ha that it has leased in Zambia.
13 Jan 2014Euromoney
Farmland: Yield-starved investors go back to the land
This year could see a surge in interest in farmland from investors with very little experience in this complicated asset class, reports Euromoney
17 Dec 2013Deutsche Welle
Farmers struggle to survive in Eastern Germany
Young farmers in eastern Germany are scrambling to find land as they compete with large multinationals.
09 Dec 2013DFID
Featherstone: G8 land deal to boost land rights in Ethiopia
Governments of Ethiopia, UK, US and Germany sign land country partnership to work together to improve rural land governance for economic growth and to protect the land rights of local citizens in Ethiopia.
27 Nov 2013Der Spiegel
Land grab: Foreign firms drive Cambodians from farms
Human rights groups claim German taxpayer money is used to fund a program that benefits land grabbers.
13 Sep 2013Agrimoney
Ekosem flags 'huge potential' in Russian dairy
The group said it had acquired 10,000 hectares of land during the half year, taking its total portfolio to 186,000 hectares, of which it owns 101,000 hectares.

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