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24 Apr 2015Republika
Call for lease of state­-owned land in Dzumajlija
14 foreign companies submitted letters of interest at a public call to lease the 4,435 hectares of farmland owned by Macedonia's state company Dzumajlija.
24 Apr 2015APC
“Advance the struggle for genuine agrarian reform in Asia,” says APC
Landlessness in Asia has worsened due to massive land grabbing, land-use conversions and plunders of natural resources carried out by private investors (domestic or foreign).
22 Apr 2015Times Live
Africa and Asia farmers protest 'land grab'
Farmers in Africa and Asia on Wednesday announced in a statement a string of protests over a holding company Socfin Bollore's "landgrab" in their areas.
22 Apr 2015West Australian
Green tape could kill Ord farm
A Chinese company developing farm land in the Ord River area has warned it will not proceed with the project under a raft of conditions set out by Australia's environmental watchdog.
22 Apr 2015UNCTAD
Republic of Congo to promote foreign investment in agriculture
​The country will undertake substantial reforms to its investment policy framework in order to attract and benefit more from FDI and promote agricultural development, according to an UNCTAD policy review.
22 Apr 2015Agrimoney
Brazilian agribusiness pushes for reversal of foreign purchase ban
The Sociedade Rural Brasileira (SRB), which represents large- and medium-scale farmers, has opened a legal battle to open up land purchases to foreign commercial investors.
22 Apr 2015ReAct
Peasant farmers launch series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations
Peasant farmers deprived of their lands launch a series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon, Liberia, Cambodia and Côte d’Ivoire from now until the annual shareholder meetings of the Socfin group (27 May) and the Bolloré group (4 June).
21 Apr 2015Undercurrent
Guyana firm taps equity markets to build fish, plant farm; eyes eventual strategic sale
Spinoff of US-based emerging market project developer CARANA Corp plans to eventually operate plant and fish farms on 6,000 acres.
21 Apr 2015Deutsche Welle
Agri-investors stoke monoculture
With more savvy investors buying up farmland, land prices have doubled within five years and the result is mega-farms like KTG Agra, which owns 50,000 ha in eastern Germany, Lithuania and Romania.
20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Canadian fund buys McCamley stations
One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.
20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Super farm sell-off predicted
Giant US investment fund TIAA-CREF expects Australia's ageing farmers and a lack of sons and daughters willing to inherit their farms will lead to large numbers of properties hitting the market over the coming decade.
19 Apr 2015Globe & Mail
Saskatchewan farmers split on allowing pension funds to buy land
Saskatchewan’s move to freeze purchases of farmland by pension plans and foreign investors has ignited a debate over what’s best for the future of Canada’s bread basket.
Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.

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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18 May 2015 - en ligne
Accaparements de terres: de l'analyse à l'action