Africa is seeing a new wave of colonialism as multinational corporations, aided by rich governments and financial institutions, vie to increase their control of land, seeds, water and other resources.
Haiti's agriculture ministry has signed an agreement with a consortium of Haitian and Colombian investors to establish a major oil palm project on 4,000 ha over the next 5 years.
Calvin Burgess, chairman of Dominion Farms, has issued a letter denying their involvement in a 30,000 hectare landgrab in Nigeria's Taraba State.
Local and international NGOs condemn Feb 27 killing of a farmer and land rights defender in Jambi, Indonesia.
Government-led land deals, micro financing options by regional banks and favourable tax regimes are among the factors contributing to making Africa the new frontier for palm oil plantations.
Australia's agriculture minister, Barnaby Joyce, has defended the government’s newly tightened foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
Farmers evicted to make way for project backed by UN's IFAD say they have received little compensation. They're taking the industrial palm oil producers to court.
Civil society rejects the World Bank’s sham Conference on Land and Poverty and denounces the Bank’s role in global land grabs.
A new project maps environmental protest across the world, powerfully visualising a growing movement, building new points of convergence unite movements working on issues from food sovereignty to land-grabbing, biofuels and climate justice.
Olam has embarked on its first palm oil industrial project in Gabon, investing $500 million in 50,000 hectares of plantations in phase I.
Farmland deserves special attention because it involves much more than just land: the people who own and work the land form the basis of rural communities.
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, has completed the acquisition of PNG-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd, adding 135,000 hectares to its land bank.