Economic land concessions (ELC) in Cambodia have a profound and negative impact upon rural households located near the plantations. Despite moratoriums on land grabbing, companies operating ELCs continue dominate and run much of Cambodia’s arable land.
Oakland Institute responds to reactions to its report by the owners of the industrial rice plantation in Mngeta.
Australia will force all foreign investors to register their agricultural holdings from Wednesday as scrutiny on overseas investment increases.
In 2015 there are 510 victims from land related human rights violations in Asia and Latin America. Mostly indigenous peoples, activists, community leaders, farmers and agricultural workers.
Land Inc. is a journey across Brazil, Dubai, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Madagascar the Philippines and Ukraine to document what some define as a form of neocolonialism, and others as a chance for development: land grabbing
China's appetite for Australian farmland showing no signs of being sated. Foreign Investment Review Board (FIRB) annual report confirmed China has become Australia's biggest source of approved foreign investment after a $12.4 billion splurge.
Plans of Russia’s Far Eastern Zabaikalsky region to allow Chinese firms to rent sizeable plots of land has drawn vocal protests in Russia, including a series of online petitions demanding to annul the would-be-deal.
Australia tightened rules on Monday requiring overseas investors to declare holdings of agricultural land in order to strengthen oversight, amid concerns that Australia is losing control of its own food security.
A mysterious new partnership between Indonesia's spy agency and Investment Coordinating Board (BKPM) to boost foreign investment has civil society wary of deepening agrarian conflict in the post-authoritarian country.
PNG's Minister for Agriculture says "the best way to do agriculture in Papua New Guinea is large-scale, mechanized" as small scale agriculture is "no longer feasible."
Hong Kong-listed Fosun International, a conglomerate with investments in businesses ranging from holiday resort chain Club Med to upmarket circus show Cirque de Soleil, is to buy 9% of German farm-operator KTG Agrar.
Peter Sondakh, the Rajawali Group chairman and chief executive officer, has set his sight on making his company a global giant in the palm oil business and sees PNG as the game changer for the industry.