European banks and pension funds continue to finance one of the largest and most destructive palm oil giants Wilmar International, according to new research released today by Friends of the Earth Europe.
A Saudi firm will hold off its planned project in Sudan to produce wheat and other basic food items until the government eases a ban to repatriate profits.
A private initiative, Stallion Group, has indicated its readiness to invest in rice production in Edo State, just as the state government assured it of a conducive environment.
Agricultural investment firm GLB presented its Sudan alfafa production project, which produces feed for animals in Saudi Arabia and the UAE, to participants at the agriculture investment conference in Sudan.
Karuturi Global faces accusations of causing floods to local villages, not paying taxes, contributing to human rights violations and providing dismal working conditions at its farming operations in Gambela, Ethiopia.
Can contemporary large-scale land investments play a role in reducing poverty and inequality? If so, what influences the outcomes? A new research project is gathering data on three farming models – contract farming, plantations and commercial farming areas – in Ghana, Kenya and Zambia.
A critical analysis of five claims about environmental, economic, and social sustainability.
Sudan investment minister Mustafa Osman Ismail revealed that Saudi Arabia requested over million acres (405,000 ha) of land for investment in food security
Groups strongly reject and condemn the G8’s proposed transparency initiative.
Lonrho Plc, which operates farms and claims land concessions in several African countries, said it received a £174.5 million buyout offer from a company controlled by Swiss billionaire Thomas Schmidheiny and investor Rainer-Marc Frey.
Africa is white hot with minerals and land deals in what could be the second scramble for Africa.
Aprodev commissioned research to investigate the involvement of European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in land grabs. The evidence shows that European DFIs are indeed involved in some land grabs, and there are real risks of being complicit in others in the future.