World Bank
08 Apr 2013 IPS
World Bank to strengthen focus on land rights
The World Bank formally reiterates its concern over the large-scale corporate “land grabbing” that has affected vast swathes of Africa in recent years.
04 Mar 2013 Banque Mondiale
En Afrique, les marchés de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire pourraient représenter 1 000 milliards de dollars en 2030
"Il faut veiller à ce que les achats de terres soient conformes à des normes éthiques et socialement responsables, notamment en reconnaissant les droits des utilisateurs locaux, en organisant des consultations avec les communautés locales et en versant un dédommagement juste, au prix du marché, pour les terres acquises," selon la Banque mondiale.
04 Mar 2013 World Bank
Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness markets set to top US$1 trillion in 2030
"In the rush to allocate land for agribusiness, care needs to be taken so that acquisitions are conducted according to ethical and socially responsible standards, including recognizing local users’ rights, holding consultations with local communities, and paying fair market-rate compensation for land acquired," says the World Bank.
01 Mar 2013 Indian Ocean Newsletter
IFC backs ETG Group again
The private investment arm of the World Bank, is going to back the medium-term expansion of ETC Group (ETG), incorporated in Mauritius and specializing trading in food and drink products.
16 Jan 2013 Los Tiempos
Ética y agricultura
¿Por qué la compra de órganos es objeto de condena internacional y la de tierras agrícolas no lo es, aún cuando supone la expulsión de los terratenientes locales y la producción de alimentos para exportación a países ricos y no para el consumo local?
31 Dec 2012 aGter
International guidelines: solutions to problems underlying large-scale land deals?
This article calls into question the depth and effectiveness of a regulatory approach arguing that problems underlying large-scale land deals are so deep constituting socio-institutional problems of power asymmetry, exclusion and invisiblization, than just investment externalities or regulatory challenges.
18 Nov 2012 All Voices
Oil palm firm, group clash over land grab
Oil palm giant, Wilmar Nigeria Limited, and the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC), an environmental rights group, are currently at logger heads over a massive land grab in a rural community in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.
13 Nov 2012 Pambazuka
Des paysans béninois disent non à l’accaparement des terres
C’est la nouvelle démarche de la Banque mondiale pour rendre « socialement acceptable » l’accaparement de terres qui se développe comme une gangrène en Afrique.
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.


World Bank
  • IPS | 08 Apr 2013 World Bank to strengthen focus on land rights

    The World Bank formally reiterates its concern over the large-scale corporate “land grabbing” that has affected vast swathes of Africa in recent years.

  • Banque Mondiale | 04 Mar 2013 En Afrique, les marchés de l’agriculture et de l’agroalimentaire pourraient représenter 1 000 milliards de dollars en 2030

    "Il faut veiller à ce que les achats de terres soient conformes à des normes éthiques et socialement responsables, notamment en reconnaissant les droits des utilisateurs locaux, en organisant des consultations avec les communautés locales et en versant un dédommagement juste, au prix du marché, pour les terres acquises," selon la Banque mondiale.

  • World Bank | 04 Mar 2013 Africa’s agriculture and agribusiness markets set to top US$1 trillion in 2030

    "In the rush to allocate land for agribusiness, care needs to be taken so that acquisitions are conducted according to ethical and socially responsible standards, including recognizing local users’ rights, holding consultations with local communities, and paying fair market-rate compensation for land acquired," says the World Bank.

  • Indian Ocean Newsletter | 01 Mar 2013 IFC backs ETG Group again

    The private investment arm of the World Bank, is going to back the medium-term expansion of ETC Group (ETG), incorporated in Mauritius and specializing trading in food and drink products.

  • Los Tiempos | 16 Jan 2013 Ética y agricultura

    ¿Por qué la compra de órganos es objeto de condena internacional y la de tierras agrícolas no lo es, aún cuando supone la expulsión de los terratenientes locales y la producción de alimentos para exportación a países ricos y no para el consumo local?

  • aGter | 31 Dec 2012 International guidelines: solutions to problems underlying large-scale land deals?

    This article calls into question the depth and effectiveness of a regulatory approach arguing that problems underlying large-scale land deals are so deep constituting socio-institutional problems of power asymmetry, exclusion and invisiblization, than just investment externalities or regulatory challenges.

  • All Voices | 18 Nov 2012 Oil palm firm, group clash over land grab

    Oil palm giant, Wilmar Nigeria Limited, and the Rainforest Resource and Development Centre (RRDC), an environmental rights group, are currently at logger heads over a massive land grab in a rural community in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.

  • Pambazuka | 13 Nov 2012 Des paysans béninois disent non à l’accaparement des terres

    C’est la nouvelle démarche de la Banque mondiale pour rendre « socialement acceptable » l’accaparement de terres qui se développe comme une gangrène en Afrique.

  • GRAIN | 16 Oct 2012 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.

  • CRECE | 12 Oct 2012 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.

  • World Bank | 11 Oct 2012 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.

  • The Australian | 11 Oct 2012 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.



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