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24 Oct 2014Arabian Business
Kuwait's Tijaria plans Turkish farmland investment
The main objective of this investment is buying and developing pre-targeted farmlands in an area of 1,000 ha.
24 Oct 2014VietNamNet
Investors pour cash into large-scale agricultural projects
With the Economic Large-Scale Production (ELSP) model being implemented more frequently in Vietnam, more companies are looking to invest in agricultural production as it becomes more profitable and efficient.
24 Oct 2014Bloomberg
Romania farmland costing fraction of U.K. lures investors
"Land consolidation is the only way,” Peter Beerents, chief executive officer of Dutch farmland investment firm Cibus Land Management Srl.
24 Oct 2014World Grain
EBRD provides loan to major agribusiness in Ukraine
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is taking part in a $230 million syndicated loan facility for Warsaw-listed Kernel Group, one of the largest farming companies in the Ukraine.
24 Oct 2014Food First
Land & resource grabs in the United States: Five sites of struggle and potential transformation
Briefing identifies five strategic “nexuses” to help understand how land converges with historically embedded power relations in the United States.
24 Oct 2014Safeguardcomments
CSOs walk out of World Bank "consultation" on Safeguards policy
Civil society groups walk out of World Bank "consultation" on their Safeguards policy. The Safeguards are supposed to set best practice for the World Bank and protect people's rights, but the new draft allows the bank and companies to go ahead with projects that affect land rights without consent of affected communities.
23 Oct 2014Standard Times
In the midst of the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, SOCFIN poised the capture Malen Chiefdom
As the ebola epidemic rages on, Socfin continues to grab land from the people of Malen in league with some chiefdom authorities.
22 Oct 2014Survival International
Tribes and farmers unite to end oil palm expansion in Philippines
Tribal people and small-scale farmers in the Philippine province of Palawan have called for a halt to the expansion of oil palm plantations which are destroying the forests they rely on to survive.
22 Oct 2014ClimateScience&Policy
Land grabbing: exploring challenges and implications for water, energy and food security
Conversation with Maria Antonelli about the main drivers and implications of land transactions around the world, with a particular focus both on the role of EU.
22 Oct 2014Finfinne Tribune
Hanisha Solomon’s rousing tribute to the fight against land grabs in Africa
Video clip from the Stop Africa Land Grab Concert in Washington DC (September 2014)
21 Oct 2014Financial Express
Peru seeks investment from India to resurrect its infra sector
Peru is offering Indian businesses investment opportunities in agri-business, where 100,000 hectares of arable land will double in a few years due to large irrigation projects that have been tendered.
21 Oct 2014Spears
There's money to be made in buying global agricultural land
The global population is rising steadily — but food production is not. The result? More demand for arable land, as nations invest to safeguard their food supply and their wealth
Who's involved?

24 Oct 2014 - Paris
Accaparements des terres : Bolloré et les communautes locales touchées entament les negociations



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