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27 Mar 2012Le Gabon Enervant
L'ONG "Brainforest" et des membres de la population rencontrent des représentants d'Olam
L'objet de la réunion était d'exprimer la méfiance de Brainforest et des populations locales, concernant les contrats et conventions signés entre OLAM et les autorités gabonaises
24 Feb 2012Reuters
Singapore sovereign fund GIC buys 5 pct stake in Bunge
The Government of Singapore Investment Corp, one of the world's biggest sovereign wealth funds, has taken a 5 percent stake in commodities trader and farmland owner Bunge Ltd.
28 Dec 2011Bloomberg
Hedge-fund millionaire Diggle bets on farms, life sciences
Stephen Diggle plans to open his personal portfolio of farmlands in the US, Uruguay and New Zealand to investors and to pour money into Africa and eastern Europe as global food prices soar.
12 Dec 2011le Post
A Singapour, il est interdit aux étrangers de posseder des terres. Alors pourquoi permet-on à Olam d'acheter les terres gabonaises ?
L'hebdomadaire Gabonais, «Echos du Nord", nous dit que le groupe singapourien Olam tente d'acheter de vastes étendues de terre au Gabon en général et dans la province du Woleu-Ntem en particulier.
02 Dec 2011Business Times
Olam to set up US$49m rice farming and milling facility in Nigeria
The 6,000 hectare farm in Nasarawa, one of Nigeria's main rice growing belts, is expected to yield 36,000 tonnes of milled rice annually at its peak.
16 Nov 2011Reuters
China's New Hope to set up overseas investment fund
China's largest animal feed producer will launch an overseas fund this month with international investors, including Singapore's Temasek Holdings, that will set up farms in the Middle East, South Africa and central Europe.
07 Oct 2011Jeune Afrique
Producteurs d'huile de palme cherchent terrains
Soumis à des contraintes d’espace, les groupes asiatiques multiplient les accords en Afrique. Si le pari est parfois risqué, les perspectives de la demande mondiale en huile de palme leur laissent entrevoir un fort retour sur investissement.
05 Sep 2011Reuters
New frontier palm oil players look to RSPO
African and South American palm oil players are flocking to join the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil, highlighting a growing trend of the industry’s rapid expansion outside main producing region Southeast Asia
30 Aug 2011Daily Trust
Nigeria: Nasarawa to have continent's largest rice farm
A Singapore-based investor in agriculture is to put in an investment of $50 million in 10,000 hectares of fully irrigated and precision levelled commercial rice farm in Ondorie area of Doma Local Government Area of Nasarawa State.
24 Aug 2011Reuters
Siva Group in Cameroon $1.9 bln palm oil deal
Biopalm Energy, a subsidiary of Singapore's Siva group, will launch a 200,000 hectare palm oil project in the south of Cameroon, an official of the country's agriculture ministry said.
19 Aug 2011Bloomberg
Asian agri fund eyes Peruvian palm oil as Malaysia exhausts supply of land
Asian Agri Capital, a Singapore private-equity firm that focuses on early-stage plantations, is seeking to raise $100 million to invest in palm oil and other tropical commodities in Southeast Asia and Latin America
16 Aug 2011Online PR News
The Africasia Funds open for subscription
The Funds will invest in agricultural, renewable energy plantations and forestry businesses, with a fundamental principal of owning the core assets through the funds with the management of all operations carried out by established operators in the region.

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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