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05 Mar 2015Dominion Farms
(Not) Doing business in Nigeria
Calvin Burgess, chairman of Dominion Farms, has issued a letter denying their involvement in a 30,000 hectare landgrab in Nigeria's Taraba State.
28 Jan 2015The Ecologist
Nigerian farmers face destitution from 300 sq.km land grab backed by UK aid
Development secretary Justine Greening is facing questions over UK involvement in a massive land-grab in Nigeria that is evicting local farmers from 300 square kilometres of fertile farmland.
28 Jan 2015ERA/FoEN | CEED
Dominion Farm's land grab in Nigeria
Farmers in Taraba State refuse to give up their lands for massive rice plantation project backed by the G8
28 Jan 2015ERA/FoEN | CEED
Dominion Farms accapare des terres au Nigeria
Des agriculteurs de l'État de Taraba refusent de céder leurs terres à un énorme projet de riziculture soutenu par le G8
20 Jan 2015This Day
Edo’s goal to become Nigeria's food basket
As major investors like Dangote and makers of Indomie Noodles, Dufil, move massive investments into Nigeria's Edo State, the Commissioner for Agriculture says the state is set to take over as the nation’s food basket.
04 Dec 2014CPI Financial
Old Mutual plans to increase Africa footprint by $1 billion
New agricultural investments in the pipeline include over $300 million in potential opportunities on the continent (excluding South Africa) which are currently being developed by its various investment teams.
25 Nov 2014This Day
Nigeria: Osun partners Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina on agric
Osun State Government signed agriculture partnerships over the weekend with investors from Brazil, Paraguay and Argentina.
04 Nov 2014Business Day
PZ-Wilmar JV calls for integration policy In palm oil sector
PZ-Wilmar, a joint venture between two international companies, says it will expand its palm oil production to 240,000 ha of plantations if the government implements a backward integration programme.
04 Nov 2014This Day
Vandebeeck: Why Nigeria is preferred investment destination in Africa
"Between now and the next seven, eight years, our Group in Nigeria will have over 100,000 hectares of plantations," says the Chairman of Presco Plc, a company controlled by SIAT of Belgium.
15 Oct 2014New Telegraph
Lagos to acquire more farmland in Osun, Oyo
Lagos State government says states acquiring land for food production in other places has become "global practice everywhere".
07 Oct 2014NIgeria Tribune
Niger is number one rice investment destination in Nigeria —Commissioner
Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture says Aliko Dangote is coming to Niger State in grand style with a request for 50,000 ha of land in the flood plain bank of River Niger for rice and sugarcane production.
06 Oct 2014NAN
Nigeria: Basin authority to cultivate 10,000 hectares of rice, sugar cane in Kwara, Kogi
The Dangote Group had indicated interest in investing in irrigation around Kampe dam, adding that the land was suitable for sugar cane cultivation

SIGN-ON: Social movements and civil society organizations are invited to endorse the “Call of CSOs to their governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa” by Monday 1 June 2015. 

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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