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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Spinoff of US-based emerging market project developer CARANA Corp plans to eventually operate plant and fish farms on 6,000 acres.
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.
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.
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.
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.