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13 Jul 2015 CEA
La CEA, l’Allemagne et la Banque mondiale lancent un nouveau réseau d’excellence sur la gouvernance foncière
Le "réseau d'excellence sur la gouvernance foncière en Afrique" (NELGA) aidera à débloquer des investissements beaucoup plus importants pour les opérations en vue de renforcer la gouvernance foncière.
13 Jul 2015 World Bank
ECA, Germany and World Bank to launch new network of excellence on land governance
The UN's Economic Commission, Germany's BMZ and the World Bank signed a Declaration of Intent to establish a new Network of Excellence on Land Governance in Africa to better secure land rights across Africa.
29 Jun 2015 Agrimoney
KTG Agrar unveils China hopes, as Fosun takes 9% stake
Hong Kong-listed Fosun International, a conglomerate with investments in businesses ranging from holiday resort chain Club Med to upmarket circus show Cirque de Soleil, is to buy 9% of German farm-operator KTG Agrar.
03 Jun 2015 KfW
New $15 million lending facility to finance african agricultural enterprises
KfW, the German Development Bank on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, along with AgDevCo and Root Capital, announces the launch of the Lending for African Farming Company (LAFCo)
30 May 2015 Afrique-Europe-Interact
Transnational resistance against land grabbing in Mali
Two villages, Sanamadougou and Sahou, in Mali, have been fighting for the past five years against eviction from their land by the large-scale investor Modibo Keita.
21 Apr 2015 Deutsche 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.
06 Feb 2015 Sputnik News
German lawmakers claim Ukraine conflict covers up massive cropland seizures
According to the office of German parliament member, the conflict in Ukraine is used to cover up a sale of farmlands in the interest of major corporations.
19 Nov 2014 inSerbia
German company to open pig farm in Serbia
Germany’s largest meat producer Clemens Toennies will finalise a deal for a pig farm with 1,500,000 animal units on 15,000 hectares of land in Serbia.
04 Sep 2014 PEI
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 2014 KTG 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 2014 EurActiv
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 2014 AFP
'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".


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