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16 Oct 2012 GRAIN
Who's behind the land grabs?
A slide show by GRAIN that profiles some of those who have been most actively pursuing or supporting farmland grabs around the world.
12 Oct 2012 CRECE
CRECE. Pide al Banco Mundial que detenga el acaparamiento de tierras
Las grandes operaciones de compraventa de tierras financiadas por instituciones como el Banco Mundial obligan a las personas a abandonar sus hogares, sus trabajos y sus medios de vida.
11 Oct 2012 World Bank
The reality about the land grab issue and the World Bank Group
Of the $4.2 billion that the International Finance Corporation, the private sector arm of the World Bank Group, invested in agribusiness and forestry in the same period, just three investments – or 2 percent – had any component related to land acquisition.
11 Oct 2012 The Australian
World land grab 'well-advanced as supply runs short'
Derek Byerlee, co-author of a recent World Bank report The Rising Global Interest in Farmland, says world is running out of productive land and foreign investor and corporate land sales are on the rise across the globe.
11 Oct 2012 Banque Mondiale
Accaparement des terres agricoles : la véritable position du Groupe de la Banque mondiale
Sur les 4,2 milliards de dollars que la Société financière internationale (IFC), le guichet du Groupe de la Banque mondiale pour le secteur privé, a injectés dans l’agroalimentaire et la foresterie au cours de la même période, seulement trois opérations (2 % du total) avaient une composante liée à l’acquisition de terres.
10 Oct 2012 RFI
Mamadou Bitey, directeur d'Oxfam pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest
Interviewé par Radio France Internationale
10 Oct 2012 DW
Oxfam dénonce l'accaparement des terres
Les précisions de Clara Jamart, chargée des questions des terres à Oxfam en France.
09 Oct 2012 IPS
La Banque mondiale refuse l’appel à stopper les accords fonciers
La Banque mondiale a rejeté un appel à suspendre son implication dans l'acquisition à grande échelle de terres agricoles suite à la publication d'un grand rapport de l'organisation humanitaire internationale Oxfam sur l'impact négatif de la spéculation foncière internationale dans les pays en développement.
05 Oct 2012 Oxfam
International writers and artists warn global land rush is hurting the poorest
Kristin Davis, Gael Garcia Bernal and Angelique Kidjo join call on World Bank to freeze land deals
04 Oct 2012 World Bank
World Bank Group statement on Oxfam report, “Our land, our lives”
We share the concerns Oxfam raised, however we disagree with their call for a moratorium on World Bank Group investments in land intensive large-scale agricultural enterprises, especially during a time of rapidly rising global food prices.
04 Oct 2012 Guardian
Land acquired over past decade could have produced food for a billion people
Oxfam report says international land investors and biofuel producers have taken over land around the world that could feed nearly 1 billion people.
04 Oct 2012 Bloomberg
World Bank rejects Oxfam call to freeze land investment
The World Bank rejected a call by aid group Oxfam International to freeze the lender’s investment in land-intensive agricultural projects, saying such a move would not help prevent abusive practices in the purchase of acreage

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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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