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01 Nov 2011DTN
Big money warms to farmland
Pension funds and other corporate owners have spent only a tiny fraction of the billions of dollars they could invest in farmland, but they are definitely kicking the tires on potential purchases.
24 Oct 2011Express Tribune
The smart money is betting on the Pakistani farm
Venture capitalists, merchant bankers and large conglomerates are all piling in.
21 Oct 2011Wallaces Farmer
Farmland draws increased interest from investors
There is a lot of focus on the growing global population and what it means for food demand. One result sees investors taking notice of returns on resources that provide food, including farmland.
19 Oct 2011The Land
Foreigners dig in to New South Wales farmland
More than 613,000 hectares of Australia's NSW's agricultural land is owned by UK-based investors, compared with 227,300 ha owned by Korean interests and 55,560 ha by US investors.
06 Oct 2011Bloomberg
Farmland seen returning up to 12% by $469 billion fund manager
Farmland investments may return 8 percent to 12 percent annually as global food demand increases, said the largest US pensions manager for teachers and academic researchers with $469 billion of assets.
05 Oct 2011Bloomberg
Morgan bet farm in Ukraine before bailout
Bloomberg's Alan Katz reports on Morgan Stanley's farming venture on the steppes of Ukraine which it abandoned in July 2009. The failed gamble demonstrates how Wall Street firms, in the last gasp of a debt-fueled bull market, strayed further from their traditional businesses to embrace diverse projects with unfamiliar risks.
04 Oct 2011Progressive Farmer
Land appeals as safe haven
In Brazil, government surveys found foreigners owned 10% of the nation's cultivated land. Much of that was funds with international backing in London or New York.
04 Oct 2011Manila Standard
Cargill unit offers to buy 28% of AgriNurture
Black River Capital Partners Fund (Food) LP, a fund managed by the private equity arm of US agribusiness and trading giant Cargill, has offered to acquire 28.11 percent of Philippine fruit and vegetable grower AgriNurture Inc. for $30.4 million.
03 Oct 2011CDC
New CDC investment to support African agribusiness
CDC, the UK’s development finance institution, today announced a US$20m investment in farming businesses in Zambia, Tanzania, Malawi, Mozambique and Uganda
01 Oct 2011Corn&Soybean Digest
Tilling new ground on Africa’s Gold Coast
With investors from the Middle East and the U.S., Africa Atlantic Farms is pursuing mechanised farming on 10,000 hectares it has leased in Ghana in the Afram Plains region, with plans to expand.
30 Sep 2011The Crimson
The Endowment and Africa: HMC should disavow investments that disenfranchise the world’s poor
At the current stage, we do not have adequately available evidence to consider either HMC or Emergent at fault for the purported economic wrongdoings outlined in the Oakland Institute report.
29 Sep 2011Grassroots International
Stand up for small-scale food producers
Groups urge people in the US and Canada to take action on land grabbing.

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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