The UAE import 85 per cent of its food, and the government plans to develop farmland in other countries — due to the lack of arable lands in the UAE — to secure food supplies amid increasing demand.
Almarai said to be among Saudi companies that plan to expand their business in Egypt, along with food oil firm Saffola and Jannat Agriculture Investment Company.
Economist of CI Capital says farming sector requires “more corporatisation”, as the majority of the country’s arable areas of land, largely extending along the river Nile, are family-owned.
As the land and resource grabbers remain determined to take away what rightfully belongs to the people, we must be more resolute than ever in our struggle to defend land, resources and human rights. A join statement by landless peasant, farm workers, indigenous community and civil society organisation.
For the 75% of world's population that has no access to formal systems of land registration or other means to safeguard their land rights, large-scale land acquisitions are a particular threat.
The Asian Peasant Coalition denounces the World Bank on its “16th Conference on Land and Poverty” that brings together corporations, governments and some civil society groups
Deposed Indian flower firm is planning a major comeback to Kenya next month, after entering a debt deal that would enable it retake its vast farms currently under control of its creditor CFC Stanbic Bank.
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
A new bill to make it harder for foreigners to buy farmland is part of the current ruling coalition’s move away from the open-door investment policy of the last government.
Land concessions and economic development have trampled efforts by Cambodia's indigenous communities to secure customary lands. In 2015, a report says, 267 Economic Land Concessions occupied 2,196,628 hectares, or more than 60 per cent of Cambodia’s arable land.
The PAN Asia Pacific (PANAP) together with farmers, farmworkers, fisherfolk, indigenous peoples, rural women and youth across Asia Pacific declare 29 March as the “Day of the Landless” aims to highlight land and resource grabbing as human rights issue.
ESAT's WWH Show interviews Obang Metho on land grabs by Karuturi and other companies in Ethiopia.