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06 Mar 2015Left Foot Forward
Is aid money benefiting small farmers in Africa – or big agribusiness companies?
Africa is seeing a new wave of colonialism as multinational corporations, aided by rich governments and financial institutions, vie to increase their control of land, seeds, water and other resources.
05 Mar 2015Haiti Libre
Haiti: signing of an important agro-industrial project
Haiti's agriculture ministry has signed an agreement with a consortium of Haitian and Colombian investors to establish a major oil palm project on 4,000 ha over the next 5 years.
05 Mar 2015Dominion Farms
(Not) Doing business in Nigeria
Calvin Burgess, chairman of Dominion Farms, has issued a letter denying their involvement in a 30,000 hectare landgrab in Nigeria's Taraba State.
04 Mar 2015RRI
RRI condemns the murder of Indra Pelani, land rights activist beaten to death by guards contracted to Asia Pulp and Paper (APP)
Local and international NGOs condemn Feb 27 killing of a farmer and land rights defender in Jambi, Indonesia.
04 Mar 2015Rakyat Post
Africa has potential for CPO output
Government-led land deals, micro financing options by regional banks and favourable tax regimes are among the factors contributing to making Africa the new frontier for palm oil plantations.
04 Mar 2015Farm Weekly
Joyce stands up for FDI changes
Australia's agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has defended the government’s newly tightened foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
03 Mar 2015Guardian
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Farmers evicted to make way for project backed by UN's IFAD say they have received little compensation. They're taking the industrial palm oil producers to court.
03 Mar 2015Oakland Institute
Stop #landrights fraud!
Civil society rejects the World Bank’s sham Conference on Land and Poverty and denounces the Bank’s role in global land grabs.
03 Mar 2015Guardian
Mapping the global battle to protect our planet
A new project maps environmental protest across the world, powerfully visualising a growing movement, building new points of convergence unite movements working on issues from food sovereignty to land-grabbing, biofuels and climate justice.
03 Mar 2015The Hindu
Africa to be the next frontier for oil palm
Olam has embarked on its first palm oil industrial project in Gabon, investing $500 million in 50,000 hectares of plantations in phase I.
03 Mar 2015Western Producer
Rewards of land investment must be balanced with risks
Farmland deserves special attention because it involves much more than just land: the people who own and work the land form the basis of rural communities.
03 Mar 2015Reuters
Malaysia's Sime Darby completes $1.74 bln New Britain Palm Oil buy
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, has completed the acquisition of PNG-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, adding 135,000 hectares to its land bank.

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Stop "Conference on Land and Poverty!"
Civil society denounces World Bank hypocrisy on land rights.

The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!

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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture