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.
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.
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.
A company that once billed itself as the largest corporate grain farm in the country is no longer growing crops in Western Canada.
Serge Fortin, chief executive of Canadian farmland investment company Pangea, believes Quebec's small farms must be replaced by larger farms to survive
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is buying a portfolio of Saskatchewan farms, with the $128-million purchase of Assiniboia Farmland LP.
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.
This joint report from Re:Common, SIF and TANY takes the reader through five regions of Madagascar exposing the consequences and impacts of six land grab projects led by foreign investors.