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18 Apr 2011Tanzania Daily News
ACT touts for heavy investments in agriculture Kilimo Kwanza food exports
Tanzania should seize the opportunity of rising food prices by investing in smallholder farmers and allow large scale foreign investors targeting exports, Agriculture Council of Tanzania (ACT) Chairman, Salum Shamte has said.
16 Apr 2011Reuters
Kingdom eyes settlement in Egypt land case
Saudi's Kingdom Holding said on Saturday it had not given up contested land in southern Egypt and had spoken to Egypt's public prosecutor about a settlement.
15 Apr 2011
Land grabbing in Ethiopia - welfare or farewell
This study is conducted in order to shed light on and investigate the welfare situation for people affected by farmland investments. It deals with three cases in the Oromia region: Castel Winery, Elfora Agro-Industries PLC and Sher Ethiopia PLC
14 Apr 2011The Atlantic
The great African land rush
"Only 12% of [the land investors have acquired in Africa in the last few years] is actually being farmed," Oxfam Senegal's Head of Economic Justice Lamine Ndiaye says. "The other 88% is just sitting there. It's just for speculation. You buy it, and three years later, you sell it at a higher price."
13 Apr 2011Al Arabiya
Prince Talal offers Egypt land options
The world’s wealthiest Arab, Prince Alwaleed bin Talal of Saudi Arabia, has dismissed allegations that he had conceded land that he had bought to anyone
13 Apr 2011Forbes
Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed in Egypt land dispute
The richest man in the Middle East had a grand vision for turning a swath of land in southern Egypt into an agricultural marvel. Now that land has become part of a political struggle, in the wake of the overthrow of former President Hosni Mubarak.
11 Apr 2011Reuters
Egypt freezes land owned by Saudi billionaire
Egypt's public prosecutors' office said on Sunday it had frozen land in southern Egypt controlled by Saudi billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal because the original sale of the land violated the law.
07 Apr 2011ARTE
Planète à vendre - Vidéos en avant-première
Voir trois extraits du film avant sa diffusion le 19 avril 2011 sur ARTE France
03 Apr 2011Der Tagesspiegel
Landnahme in Äthiopien
Das Klima ist ideal, Arbeitskräfte sind billig und die lukrativsten Märkte sind nur wenige Flugstunden entfernt. In Äthiopien züchten Investoren tonnenweise Gemüse und Reis. Jedoch nicht für die Bevölkerung.
03 Apr 2011BSC News
Votre planète est à vendre sur Arte
La planète est à vendre: effrayante réalité que nous montre Alexis Marant dans un judicieux documentaire "Planète à vendre" que vous pourrez voir sur Arte le mardi 19 avril 2011.
23 Mar 2011NPA
South Sudan threatened by land grab
Four months before South Sudan becomes an independant nation nine percent of the country has been targeted by investors, a Norwegian People's Aid report reveals.
23 Mar 2011Bloomberg
Saudi billionaire's company will invest $2.5 billion in Ethiopia rice farm
The company leased 10,000 hectares in Ethiopia’s western Gambella region for 60 years for $9.42 per hectare annually and plans to lease an additional 290,000 hectares from the government.

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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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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