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21 Nov 2014Financial Review
Terra Firma to sell Aus beef stake
London-based private equity titan Terra Firma is mulling a partial sale of Australia's largest privately owned beef producer, after being approached by several Chinese companies.
18 Nov 2014Bloomberg
Greenland in talks to acquire Australian food and wine companies
Chinese state-owned company, Greenland Holding Group, is in talks with Australian agricultural companies on possible takeovers and plans to complete its first deal in six months.
18 Nov 2014Sydney Morning Herald
China's New Hope to invest in Australian dairy
Chinese giant New Hope will invest up to $500 million in Australian dairy farms in what could be the first of many deals fuelled by the historic China-Australia free trade agreement.
17 Nov 2014Financial Review
Australia: US fund pays $30m for Queensland grain farms
Black River Asset Management, a subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's biggest food producers, has bought four grain-producing farms in the Darling Downs farming region between Dalby and Chinchilla.
14 Nov 2014Bloomberg
Gina Rinehart plots $500m China baby formula move
Mining billionaire Gina Rinehart is teaming up with the China National Machinery Industry Corporation to acquire a 5,000 ha dairy farm in Queensland to supply infant formula to China.
12 Nov 2014ABC
Lack of scale crushing the Ord Irrigation Scheme's sugar dream
Pressure is mounting on the Northern Territory Government to make land available for a Chinese company, as it struggles to progress environmental approvals and negotiate with the Indigenous Traditional Owners.
12 Nov 2014Daily Telegraph
Tough new rules as foreigners gouge huge chunk of Australia
12.4 per cent of Australia’s agricultural land has some level of foreign ownership, with 95 per cent of this land in the hands of just 45 overseas companies.
07 Nov 2014Act Now!
Australia the largest single beneficiary from PNG rainforest destruction
Australia is the largest single beneficiary of rampant and unsustainable logging and land grabbing in Papua New Guinea, according to leading community activist group, ACT NOW!
07 Nov 2014AIDWATCH
In Defence of Land in Melanesia: AidWatch Speaking Tour
In the face of various threats to land, Melanesian are struggling to retain control over Melanesia land. Join us in hearing their stories and learn how you can support their struggle.
03 Nov 2014Financial Review
Global appetite for agribusiness
Institutional investors are poised to make grabs for large farmland assets in ­Australia, according to local and ­offshore fund managers.
29 Oct 2014The Land
Robb defends foreign investment
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
28 Oct 2014ABC
Chinese interest in Australian farms is high but action is slow as China calls for reduced scrutiny from the Foreign Investment Review Board
There's no question that after five years of investing about $60 billion in the Australian resources and power sectors, the focus of Chinese investment is now on food.

Farmers in Nigeria's Taraba State refuse to give up their lands for massive rice plantation project backed by the G8. Email Dominion Farms and ask them to listen to the demands of the local community.



The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!


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23 Feb 2015 - Dubai
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015
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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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