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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.
10 Jan 2015The Australian
China’s appetite for Ord food bowl investment an acquired taste
China’s biggest potential investment in Australian agriculture, a $1 billion high-risk foray in the fabled Ord River irrigation scheme.
22 Dec 2014The Land
Goodfellow takes on China role
Agribusiness executive David Goodfellow is heading up a project for Zhejiang RIFA Holding Group to build an Australian livestock property portfolio of similar scale to Macquarie Bank's big Paraway Pastoral business.
15 Dec 2014Financial Review
Macquarie plays ACE dairy card
ACE Farming, backed by institutional investors, has stayed out of the limelight, quietly building up its portfolio of 18 dairy farms across Victoria.
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.

Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.


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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18 May 2015 - en ligne
Accaparements de terres: de l'analyse à l'action



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