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31 Mar 2015Gulf News
UAE’s food imports to rise to $400b in 10 years
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.
30 Mar 2015MENAFN
Almarai announces new investments, studies acquisition
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.
30 Mar 2015Egypt Daily News
Egypt’s farmland offers minimal incentives to Arab investors
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.
29 Mar 2015PAN AP
29 March “Day of the Landless” Stop land grabbing! Defend human rights!
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.
28 Mar 2015Reuters
Can a global map secure land rights for rural peoples?
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.
27 Mar 2015APC
APC denounces World Bank’s role in global land grabs
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
27 Mar 2015The Standard
Naivasha’s Karuturi seals debt buyout deal, planning comeback
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.
27 Mar 2015The Diplomat
Burmese leaders outed by Global Witness over alleged land grabs
A new report reveals the extent of land grabbing in Myanmar, especially along the border with China.
27 Mar 2015Global Voices
Georgia to curb foreign land sales
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.
27 Mar 2015Phnom Penh Post
Indigenous rights ‘denied’
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.
27 Mar 2015PAN AP
#NoLandNoLife Groups to declare 29 March as “Day of the Landless”, launch anti-land grabbing campaign
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.
26 Mar 2015ESAT
Why the land grab in Ethiopia doesn't benefit the indigenous people? PART 1
ESAT's WWH Show interviews Obang Metho on land grabs by Karuturi and other companies in Ethiopia.
Stop the judicial harrassment of land rights defenders in Sierra Leone! Take action to support members of the Malen Land Owners and Users Association defending their lands against SOCFIN.


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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