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01 Oct 2014World Grain
Noble, COFCO complete agribusiness joint venture
COFCO, Hopu Investment, Temasek, IFC and Standard and Chartered announce that the transaction to acquire Noble Agri through a holding company has gone through.
01 Oct 2014Amwal Alghad
UAE-Al Dahra to Egypt's Mahlab 'We pumped EGP750mn in Toshka Project'
Egyptian PM Ibrahim Mahlab met with UAE Minister of State Ahmed Al Jaber and officials of Al Dahra Agriculture to assure them that the Egyptian government is removing obstacles to the company's projects in Toshka.
01 Oct 2014Bloomberg
Richest African Dangote says Dubai deals may be billions
Investment Corp. of Dubai in tie-up with Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote that "could run into billions of dollars" and involves ventures in agriculture.
01 Oct 2014Yahoo!
Farmers protest at ANZ Bank against land grabs
Farmers held a demonstration at a branch of the ANZ Royal Bank in Phnom Penh on October 1, 2014 to protest against the bank’s financing of sugar plantations.
30 Sep 2014VOA
Thousands of hectares taken back from concessions
Cambodian authorities have taken back thousands of hectares of land concessions from eight private companies, in order to create a national park
27 Sep 2014The Star
Indonesia’s oil palm dilemma
Indonesia’s attractiveness for being the preferred destination of Malaysian oil palm planters has been shaken by reports of the country’s plan for a plantation bill that will limit foreign ownership to 30% from the present 95%.
26 Sep 2014SOMO
How financialisation influences the dynamics in the food supply chain
Discussion paper for the workshop ‘Mapping the State of Play on the Global Food Landscape’ Waterloo, 25-27 September 2014.
24 Sep 2014Daily Sabah
Qatar increases its investments in Turkey's agribusiness sector
Officials from Hassad Food arrived in Turkey to make investments aiming to slake the country’s basic agricultural requirements as the small peninsula lacks sufficient arable land
24 Sep 2014GRAIN
Planet palm oil: peasants pay the price for cheap vegetable oil
Over the past fifteen years, foreign companies have signed over 60 deals covering nearly 4 million hectares in central and western Africa for the development of oil palm plantations, reports GRAIN.
24 Sep 2014AlterNet
How Wall Street's robber barons are exploiting America's farmers
The latest fast-buck fad for high-roller investment trusts, hedge funds and venture capital speculators is "farming."
24 Sep 2014Grassroots International
Video explores land grabs, development in Ethiopia
Video by Alfredo Bini explores the phenomenon of land grabs through the eyes of foreign investors, governments and the people on the land.
24 Sep 2014JPS
Food and finance: the financial transformation of agro-food supply chains
Land is becoming increasingly more coveted by transnational agribusiness and financial investors.
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01 Oct 2014 - Maputo
III International peasant conference on land