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12 Dec 2014ABC
Register to track foreign companies buying Australian farmland to be delayed
The Nationals, and some regional Liberals, claim that without the register, Australia's food security and sovereignty could be jeopardised.
10 Dec 2014PLECserv
Colonizing - and selling - the Ord: an Australian tale with a message
So much for the Ord as a ‘food bowl’. So much too for a new partnership with indigenous people. As in transactions with land-grabbers in poorer lands, the valued partnership now is with big money.
08 Dec 2014West Australian
Hawke lobbied for China in Ord
Former Australian prime minister Bob Hawke lobbied Colin Barnett to allow a Chinese company to buy a large package of land in the Ord River.
04 Dec 2014The Age
Sundrop gets $100m injection from KKR to grow tomatoes in SA desert
Sundrop Farms has received a capital injection from private equity firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts to aggressively expand its tomato growing operations in South Australia.
02 Dec 2014West Australian
China group in Ord River buy bid
Kimberley Agricultural Investment, owned by Chinese company Shanghai Zhongfu, has told the State Government "on an informal basis" it wants freehold ownership of the 6000ha Knox Plain area, in northern Australia.
01 Dec 2014Financial Review
CPC buys Bunda for $15m
The $700 million fund, owned by London based Terra Firma, controls 19 properties across Australia's top end covering more than 5.6 million hectares.
26 Nov 2014China Daily
Huiyuan Juice eyes Australian farms
China Huiyuan Juice Group Limited, the largest privately owned juice producer in China, plans to invest in the agricultural resources in Australia by acquiring one or two farms.
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.

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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26 Feb 2015 - Paris
Les accaparements de terres dans le monde. Quelles résistances aujourd’hui ?
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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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