Millions of small-scale farmers in Burma risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus too much on investment and not enough on people’s livelihoods.
Laos is to allow foreign investors to purchase land under a proposed law which some groups say would discriminate against locals and threaten national sovereignty.
Disregarding the rights of indigenous people to their traditional lands is costing companies millions of dollars each year, and costing communities themselves their lives.
After a painstaking two-year negotiation process, the Principles lack the power to change the status quo, whereby corporate profit trumps human rights and the environment.
Land grabbing is done with limited (if any) consultation of communities, limited (if any) compensation, and lack of regard for environmental sustainability and equitable access to, or control over, natural resources.
This publication draws on the work undertaken by members of the ‘Land Tenure and Development’ Technical Committee set up by French Agency for Development (AFD).
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found to involve land inhabited by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Over 55 million hectares of land in Africa have been “grabbed” since 2000, according to research presented at a conference on Wednesday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to lease as much as 640,000 square kilometers of farmland, or more than one-quarter of the central African nation.
American Samoan farmers have repeated their fears to the Governor that foreign farmers are buying up land and cashing in on government programmes to the detriment of locals.
There's no question that after five years of investing about $60 billion in the Australian resources and power sectors, the focus of Chinese investment is now on food.