Oakland Institute
31 Mar 2014 Oakland Institue
World Bank accused of destroying traditional farming to support corporate land grabs
World Bank’s new country rankings system will prize deregulation of the agriculture sector and is expected to enable further land grabbing around the world.
05 Mar 2014 Ouestafnews
Senhuile–Senéthanol : un problème de transparence, selon Frédéric Mousseau
Dans cet entretien accordé à Ouestafnews, Frédéric Mousseau, directeur des Politiques de l’Institut Oakland, revient sur les enjeux de ce projet qui, selon lui, pose un problème de transparence et analyse la position de l’Etat sénégalais, principal soutien de cet investissement.
05 Mar 2014 Ouestafnews
Sénégal : inquiétudes autour d'un projet de biocarburants
Une entreprise sénégalaise de bio-carburants, Senhuile-Senéthanol a été accusée de mettre des « milliers » de vies en danger à travers son projet controversé de biocarburant établi dans le nord du Sénégal. Les accusations ont été faites par l'ONG américaine Oakland Institute qui vient de publier un rapport sur le sujet.
04 Mar 2014 Le Quotidien
La foire aux ombres chinoises
Le projet Sen huile-Sen éthanol présente des ramifications troublantes. Derrière sa vitrine opaque se cachent une foultitude de connexions qui plongent leurs ramifications en Italie, aux Etats-Unis, au Brésil, au Panama et dans les hautes sphères de l’Administration sénégalaise.
04 Mar 2014 Le Quotidien
Impacts négatifs d’un projet agro-industriel à Gninth : Une ONG brûle Sen Huile-Sen Ethanol
Un rapport d’Oakland Institute, assis sur une enquête de terrain, met à nu les impacts négatifs du projet Sen huile-Sen éthanol et corrobore les informations du journal Le Quotidien.
03 Mar 2014 RFI
Expert says multinational land lease in Senegal pushes herders off land
A new report on a government-sanctioned land grab in Senegal shows a new deal that threatens thousands of Peul pastoralists in the rural Ndiel area.
18 Feb 2014 Oakland Institute
Wall Street banks eye American farmland, threaten future of US agriculture
The wolves of Wall Street are eyeing millions of acres of US farmland that will soon come up for sale, according to a new study from the Oakland Institute
06 Dec 2013 Oakland Institute
On our land
Film chronicles the experiences of communities in PNG--giving a voice to those who are losing their land and natural resources to illegal logging operations and palm oil companies.
01 Dec 2013 Free City Radio
Interview — Violent corporate land grabbing in Papua New Guinea
Violent corporate land grabbing is driven by logging corporations operating with little oversight in some of the world’s largest rainforests, all with the direct complicity of many politicians.
19 Nov 2013 Oakland Institute
Papua New Guinea losing independence
Papua New Guinea is the latest known victim in a modern era of land grabs orchestrated by foreign corporations according to an investigative report and a film.
21 Oct 2013 Redeye Collective
Ethiopian subsistence farmers subject to forced relocation
Anuradha Mittal of the Oakland Institute speaks abouthow farmers in Ethiopia are being pushed off their land to make way for multinational agribusiness.
23 Sep 2013 Oakland Institute
World Bank’s land strategy: One step forward, two steps back
World bank rekindles assumptions that land registration would give farmers access to low-cost credit, improve yields, and that Africa has abundant “surplus land” which should be delineated and identified in order to be acquired by land developers.

Oakland Institute

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?