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01 Mar 2015BBC
Does Australia's farm sector need foreign investment?
Foreign investors own 10% of Australia's agricultural land. But that could soon rise thanks to two huge projects being developed in Northern Territory's Top End with the help of foreign investors.
26 Feb 2015AFP
En Australie, un contrôle accru pour les investissements étrangers dans l'agriculture
A partir du 1er mars, acquérir des terres en Australie se complique pour les étrangers: le gouvernement renforce son contrôle des investissements dans le foncier agricole pour répondre aux inquiétudes suscitées par les achats chinois.
26 Feb 2015The Land
US firm eyes Aussie crops
California-based Finistere Ventures is in Australia speaking to potential backers after its first close of a new $US150 million venture capital fund. The Finistere II Agtech (agricultural technology) Fund has secured the backing of German giant Bayer CropScience, as well as Canadian investment firm AVAC.
15 Feb 2015ABC
Trade Minister defends tighter foreign investment scrutiny
The tighter restrictions don't apply to buyers from the US, New Zealand or Chile because of their existing free trade agreements with Australia.
13 Feb 2015The Conversation
Land ownership just the start in foreign investment debate
The foreign ownership debate in Australia needs to evolve to – or be merged with – a broader debate about the future of the agricultural sector.
12 Feb 2015Financial Review
New Hope targets Moxey dairy
China's largest privately owned agribusiness company and the Perich family from Sydney are looking to buy a $100 million dairy in western New South Wales.
11 Feb 2015The Australian
Foreign farm buys above $15m will need FIRB approval
Australia's new threshold on foreign investment in agriculture would be cumulative, so someone with a $14m investment would have to seek approval before trying to purchase an ­additional $1m property.
11 Feb 2015Guardian
How much of Australia’s farmland is owned by foreign companies?
The Coalition has increased scrutiny of foreign purchases of rural land, but how much is currently owned overseas and are the concerns valid?
09 Feb 2015ABC
Study finds Western Australian grain growers overwhelmingly support foreign investment
New research reveals grain growers in Western Australia are overwhelmingly supportive of foreign investment.
04 Feb 2015ABC
Foreign investment and thirst for capital drives growth in 'sale and leaseback' property deals
A new type of property deal is entering the agribusiness space as investor interest in the sector grows, according to property group Colliers International.
22 Jan 2015Every Investor
Beware fake land investments in Australia
NeglectAssist is warning private investors to watch out for exotic Australian land investments promising both security and high returns.
16 Jan 2015P&I
San Diego County unveils 2015 alternatives commitment pacing targets
San Diego County Employees Retirement Association plans to commit $275 million to $400 million to real assets including agriculture, mining, energy and timber in 2015.

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.

Who's involved?

27 May 2015 - Paris
Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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05 Jun 2015 - Chiang Mai
Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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