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22 May 2015Agfunder News
The State of New Mexico announces $75M investment in Brazilian agriculture
For the first time, the New Mexico State Investment Council is investing in Brazilian agriculture through Brookfield Asset Management’s Brazil Agriculture Fund II vehicle.
22 May 2015Guardian (Tanzania)
Tanzania: Govt to freeze multi-billion shilling pact with US firm
The government is in the process of revoking the contract entered by the Tanzania Investment Centre with an investment company, Agrisol, for lease of 10,000 hectares in Uvinza District, Kigoma Region
22 May 2015Xinhua
Mali government promises to tackle land grabbing
Mali’s Minister of State Domains and Land Affairs Me Mohamed Ali Bathily has said his ministry will launch a merciless war against land grabbers and those who engage in land speculation
22 May 2015
#NoLandNoLife | Respect the human rights of farmers and indigenous people in Manipur, PANAP urges authorities
PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) urged the Indian and Manipur governments to respect the human rights of small farmers and indigenous peoples in Manipur, India.
21 May 2015Mongabay
Primary rainforest cleared for massive palm oil plantations in Peru
More than 9,400 hectares of Amazonian rainforest has been removed for two oil palm plantations in the Peruvian region of Ucayali linked to Czech entrepreneur Dennis Melka.
20 May 2015Macauhub
Government of Mozambique is expected to approve Prosavana project this year
The master plan of Prosavana, a large agricultural project to be implemented in three northern provinces of Mozambique, is due to be approved by the government by the end of 2015, the project’s coordinator said in Maputo.
20 May 2015PLAAS
Resistance to Prosavana in Mozambique
The resistance to ProSavana stems from the fact that it aims to integrate peasants in a production process which is exclusively controlled by large TNCs and multilateral financing institutions.
20 May 2015PLAAS
Chinese and other foreign investments in the Brazilian soybean complex
Neither “global land grab” nor “South-South cooperation” discourses do justice to the complexity we witness since Chinese investments in the Brazilian soybean agribusiness have begun taking shape in recent years.
19 May 2015FoodTank
History repeats as farce: Giving away land without consultation in Mozambique
The Mozambique Council of Ministers is considering a massive project along the Lurio River in northern Mozambique without consulting the estimated 500,000 affected people in the project area.
19 May 2015Reuters
Angola's blooming banana plantations offer new hope for farming
A 100,000-acre sugar farm around 300 km east of Luanda is a partnership between state-oil company Sonangol, Brazil's Odebrecht and Damar, an Angolan company owned by Vice President Manuel Vicente and top state security officials.
19 May 2015ActNow!
Special Task Force to implement SABL recommendations
Any action by the PNG government to address the SABL land grab and illegal logging is very welcome - but landowners have been waiting two years, not six months as the Chief Secretary claims
19 May 2015JPS
Global land grabbing and political reactions 'from below'
The special issue of the Journal of Peasant Studies demonstrates that political reactions ‘from below’ to global land grabbing have been vastly more varied and complex than is usually assumed.
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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27 May 2015 - Paris
Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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05 Jun 2015 - Chiang Mai
Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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