International expert on land-grabbing Fred Pearce says the Pacific has some of the world's worst examples of the practice.
The FAO draft principles have little local basis and less community future, and are very likely to be employed to obscure the power imbalances that exist.
Let us focus on the real issue that our legislators should be grasping: how do we keep farmers operating and attract farmers to own the land they work, and not become peasants on land rented from institutional investors, domestic or foreign.
Only the Amazon and Congo basins rival Papua New Guinea for pristine tropical wilderness. But 5 million hectares of its jungle is under threat from foreign land grabs and back-door logging.
Azerbaijani Minister of Agriculture Heydar Asadov meets with representatives of Qatar Holding to study opportunities for investment in Azerbaijan’s agriculture.
At the opening of the “Emerging Equatorial Guinea” Symposium, the government announces a Co-Investment Fund to support foreign investments, including in agriculture for which it has set aside 100,000 ha.