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09 Oct 2012IPS
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 2012Oxfam
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 2012World 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 2012Guardian
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 2012Bloomberg
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
04 Oct 2012Novethic
Oxfam demande à la Banque Mondiale de freiner l'accaparement des terres
Alors même que les prix alimentaires flambent pour la troisième fois en quatre ans, Oxfam publie un rapport sur la croissance de l'accaparement des terres dans les pays en développement par des investisseurs étrangers.
02 Oct 2012Le Soleil
Vincent PALMADE : « Il y a des investissements agrobusiness qui peuvent aider au développement, d’autres peuvent être néfastes »
"Toute la démarche consiste à donner les moyens aux communautés rurales pour que ce soient elles-mêmes qui décident quel terrain à donner à quel investisseur," explique ce représentant de la Banque Mondiale
24 Sep 2012IDI
Ethiopian Indigenous people demand accountability from World Bank for contributing to grave human rights abuses
Anuak indigenous people from Ethiopia’s Gambella region submitted a complaint today to the World Bank Inspection Panel implicating the Bank in grave human rights abuses perpetrated by the Ethiopian Government.
16 Sep 2012iriscake.com
An African growth story
The public debate about the ethics of investing in farmland is being ignored by serious investors who seem to have had no qualms about buying up large tracts of land in Africa reports the Financial Times.
30 Aug 2012GRAIN
¿Inversión responsable en tierras agrícolas? Los actuales esfuerzos para regular el acaparamiento de tierras agravarán las situación
El resultado neto es una autorregulación voluntaria, la cual es ineficaz y poco fiable, y no es remedio alguno contra la perversidad de estos negocios.
30 Aug 2012GRAIN
Un investissement agricole responsable ? Les efforts actuels visant à réglementer les accaparements de terres ne font qu’empirer la situation
Jusqu’à maintenant, les efforts déployés pour réglementer les accaparements de terres étaient le fait des institutions internationales. Maintenant, le secteur privé s’engage à définir ses propres règles du jeu.
22 Aug 2012GRAIN
Responsible farmland investing? Current efforts to regulate land grabs will make things worse
From the World Bank to pension funds, efforts are under way to regulate land grabs through the creation of codes and standards. Rather than help financial and corporate elites to "responsibly invest" in farmland, we need them to stop and divest.

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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Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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