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24 Aug 2014Le Placoteux
Échanges instructifs lors du débat sur l’avenir de l’agriculture québécoise
Ce qui avait été présenté comme un « débat » a finalement donné lieu à des échanges sereins et instructifs, entre quatre spécialistes du monde agricole du Québec et le public, à l’Exposition provinciale de Montmagny.
22 Jul 2014Star Phoenix
Swenson calls for review of farmland sale to CPP
The $128-million deal that saw Canada Pension Plan acquire 46,500 hectares of Saskatchewan farmland was "wrong, both legally and morally," says Rick Swenson, leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Saskatchewan.
08 Jul 2014Dentons
New limits imposed on foreign investors seeking to acquire farmland in Quebec
Concerned parties in the farming community deemed it necessary to amend legislation to ensure that it better reflects today’s economic reality and to counter farmland grabs by foreign investors.
25 Jun 2014CPI Financial
Canadian firm to launch Shari’ah-compliant farmland investments
AGInvest Properties, which owns and manages farmland across Ontario, Canada, has entered into a Shari’ah Advisory agreement with Shariyah Review Bureau to attract Islamic investors in Canada, GCC and elsewhere.
15 May 2014Western Producer
One Earth Farms restructures
A company that once billed itself as the largest corporate grain farm in the country is no longer growing crops in Western Canada.

12 May 2014Financial Post
‘Land-grabber’ or farming’s future? Quebec’s Pangea says bigger is better
Serge Fortin, chief executive of Canadian farmland investment company Pangea, believes Quebec's small farms must be replaced by larger farms to survive
30 Apr 2014The Province
Foreigners can buy as much B.C. farmland as they want — and they are
With the World Bank predicting “fights over water and food” within the next five to 10 years, and a recent study showing that a fifth of China’s soil is contaminated, some believe British Columbia’s food-producing land will become increasingly sought after.
16 Jan 2014Donor Platform
Land governance programme map
On January 22 a comprehensive database on land and resource governance programmes funded by members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land will be presented during the AGA in Paris.
09 Jan 2014Western Producer
Middle East investors ask Alta. man to help buy farmland
Investors from Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates have asked Ed Smith, a southern Alberta hay exporter, to help them buy land in North America.

12 Dec 2013Reuters
Canada's CPPIB to buy farmland portfolio in Saskatchewan
Last year, CPPIB launched its agriculture investment program which is initially focusing on farmland opportunities in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Brazil.
12 Dec 2013Globe and Mail
CPPIB buys Saskatchewan farms in $128-million deal
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying a portfolio of Saskatchewan farms, with the $128-million purchase of Assiniboia Farmland LP.
18 Nov 2013Stock Journal
Global funds chase Australian farms
Global fund managers and some of the world's largest pension funds have bought more than $1.5 billion of agricultural land in Australia over the past three years.

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