US
09 Feb 2012 Vandy
Students stage teach-in against Vanderbilt investments
Vanderbilt students and faculty staged a teach-in to voice disapproval of the university's investment practices, specifically claims that Vanderbilt investments in African land have negatively impacted local communities.
04 Feb 2012 Ocala
The land of Stronach: Canadian businessman has become Florida county's third-largest land holder
The Canadian–based businessman has increased his Marion County land holdings in the past two years nearly sixfold, making him the largest private property owner in the county with 29,000 acres.
30 Jan 2012 France Inter
Une forêt tropicale ancestrale menacée au Cameroun
Pour les défenseurs de l’environnement, la catastrophe écologique est imminente : en septembre 2009, l’Etat du Cameroun a octroyé à une firme agroalimentaire américaine, Héraklès Farms, plus de 70 000 hectares pour exploiter une plantation de palmiers à huile à proximité du Korup National Park.
24 Jan 2012 GlobalAtlanta
AGCO holds Africa Ag Summit in Berlin
AGCO Corp. held its first Africa agriculture summit in Berlin on Jan. 23. The tractor company says it will fund the development of Model Farms and Training Centers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, South Africa and Zambia to teach farmers how to use its technology.
04 Jan 2012 Mennonite Weekly
Land stolen from the poor
We should not invest in financial companies that perpetrate activities that rob agricultural land from the poor, argues Patricia Kisare of the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office.
28 Dec 2011 Bloomberg
Hedge-fund millionaire Diggle bets on farms, life sciences
Stephen Diggle plans to open his personal portfolio of farmlands in the US, Uruguay and New Zealand to investors and to pour money into Africa and eastern Europe as global food prices soar.
12 Dec 2011 IPP Media
AgriSol lands another 10,000 ha amid growing public outcry
The US-based AgriSol Company has landed another lucrative land deal involving 10,000 hectres amid growing public outcry about the recent land deals sealed by the company in Rukwa region.
06 Dec 2011 Oakland Institute
Special investigation phase two: Understanding how land deals contribute to famine and conflict in Africa
Research released today by the Oakland Institute demonstrates that land grabs--largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations and speculators--continue to be promoted as a "development" solution for African nations.
06 Dec 2011 Iowa State Daily
Iowa State receives criticism for involvement in potential land grabbing
Iowa State University has landed in some hot water regarding its involvement with an international land development project in Tanzania.
02 Dec 2011 Ag Professional
Huge interest in US and farmland investment
"There's a lot of money chasing the grow-out of agricultural land right now," says Gary Thien of Thien Farm Management.
30 Nov 2011 EcoCentric
University land grabs in Africa and student activism
If you care, and you attend or attended college, it is your responsibility as a student or alumni to speak up and say that you care. If enough of us do so, they will listen!
26 Nov 2011 The Bakersfield Californian
Farmers, outside investors bid up local ag land
"The stock market's pretty wild. The bond market's nothing. CDs are zero," said Steve Runyan, an agricultural real estate appraiser, "and so you have a tremendous amount of money in pension funds and investment funds of some kind that need some kind of return." Some of his clients for California farmland are international companies looking at global population trends.

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  • Vandy | 09 Feb 2012 Students stage teach-in against Vanderbilt investments

    Vanderbilt students and faculty staged a teach-in to voice disapproval of the university's investment practices, specifically claims that Vanderbilt investments in African land have negatively impacted local communities.

  • Ocala | 04 Feb 2012 The land of Stronach: Canadian businessman has become Florida county's third-largest land holder

    The Canadian–based businessman has increased his Marion County land holdings in the past two years nearly sixfold, making him the largest private property owner in the county with 29,000 acres.

  • France Inter | 30 Jan 2012 Une forêt tropicale ancestrale menacée au Cameroun

    Pour les défenseurs de l’environnement, la catastrophe écologique est imminente : en septembre 2009, l’Etat du Cameroun a octroyé à une firme agroalimentaire américaine, Héraklès Farms, plus de 70 000 hectares pour exploiter une plantation de palmiers à huile à proximité du Korup National Park.

  • GlobalAtlanta | 24 Jan 2012 AGCO holds Africa Ag Summit in Berlin

    AGCO Corp. held its first Africa agriculture summit in Berlin on Jan. 23. The tractor company says it will fund the development of Model Farms and Training Centers in Algeria, Ethiopia, Libya, Morocco, South Africa and Zambia to teach farmers how to use its technology.

  • Mennonite Weekly | 04 Jan 2012 Land stolen from the poor

    We should not invest in financial companies that perpetrate activities that rob agricultural land from the poor, argues Patricia Kisare of the Mennonite Central Committee Washington Office.

  • Bloomberg | 28 Dec 2011 Hedge-fund millionaire Diggle bets on farms, life sciences

    Stephen Diggle plans to open his personal portfolio of farmlands in the US, Uruguay and New Zealand to investors and to pour money into Africa and eastern Europe as global food prices soar.

  • IPP Media | 12 Dec 2011 AgriSol lands another 10,000 ha amid growing public outcry

    The US-based AgriSol Company has landed another lucrative land deal involving 10,000 hectres amid growing public outcry about the recent land deals sealed by the company in Rukwa region.

  • Oakland Institute | 06 Dec 2011 Special investigation phase two: Understanding how land deals contribute to famine and conflict in Africa

    Research released today by the Oakland Institute demonstrates that land grabs--largely unregulated land deals involving foreign corporations and speculators--continue to be promoted as a "development" solution for African nations.

  • Iowa State Daily | 06 Dec 2011 Iowa State receives criticism for involvement in potential land grabbing

    Iowa State University has landed in some hot water regarding its involvement with an international land development project in Tanzania.

  • Ag Professional | 02 Dec 2011 Huge interest in US and farmland investment

    "There's a lot of money chasing the grow-out of agricultural land right now," says Gary Thien of Thien Farm Management.

  • EcoCentric | 30 Nov 2011 University land grabs in Africa and student activism

    If you care, and you attend or attended college, it is your responsibility as a student or alumni to speak up and say that you care. If enough of us do so, they will listen!

  • The Bakersfield Californian | 26 Nov 2011 Farmers, outside investors bid up local ag land

    "The stock market's pretty wild. The bond market's nothing. CDs are zero," said Steve Runyan, an agricultural real estate appraiser, "and so you have a tremendous amount of money in pension funds and investment funds of some kind that need some kind of return." Some of his clients for California farmland are international companies looking at global population trends.



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