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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.
29 Sep 2011Bulatlat
Farmers fear Aquino selling out to foreign firms
“These land lease schemes have turned farmers into mere low wage-earning agricultural workers instead of being empowered owner-cultivators.” – Randall Echanis, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas
27 Sep 2011NCR
Land grabs and role of the US government
Civil society -- small farmers, fisher and forest folk, pastoralists -- look with a great deal of suspicion at the US and other countries’ intentions, reports David Andrews about upcoming meetings in Rome
23 Sep 2011AlterNet
Thanks to speculative investors, the food market will be the next bubble to burst
Unfortunately, given the global nature of capital, even if the US were to completely shut down speculation, it would just move offshore.
18 Sep 2011Global Policy Forum
From public good to private profit: The shifting discourse on land grabbing
Land investments displace rural populations, often without any notice, and diminish their access to land, jobs, and food.
13 Sep 2011ALLVOICES
Group says US desire to own land in PH behind fresh bid on charter change
"The desire of foreign monopoly capitalists in the US to acquire lands in PH is an open book. It is not a best kept secret. The monopolists in the US also want 100 percent ownership of other profitable sectors in the Philippines including but not limited to mining, eco-tourism, energy, public utilities, mass media, oil and gas, health and education."

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