The briefing suggests a series of questions for asset owners to pose when considering a land investment either directly or via a shareholding to enable them to make an informed risk assessment.
Ethiopians stormed the 17th Street Office complex of the World Bank in Washington DC, protesting the bank’s alleged support for land grab and ethnic cleansing by President Girma Wolde-Giorgis
With the large and sometimes overexposed attention for land grabbing in Africa, good examples tend to be forgotten
Friends of the Earth is running an ethical pension campaign to encourage investors to ask their providers if they invest in land grabbing activities. Emma Websdale spoke with campaigner Kirtana Chandrasekaran to discuss why it is such an important issue.
Capital Alternatives, which offers investments ranging from holdings in African agriculture to pop memorabilia, claims it can generate returns of more than 20% over five years on West Australian wheat farms.
Sweden’s SEK227.3bn (€26.7bn) state buffer fund Andra AP-fonden (AP2) has been accused of a lack of transparency and snapping up cheap agricultural land in Brazil by campaign group Swedwatch. AP2 denies the allegations.
The Registrar of the Knutsford University College has filed a suit at the Supreme Court seeking to compel the government to take action to prevent foreigners from taking over the lands of Ghana.
ARC2020 is organising a 10-day EU-wide Speakers’ Tour on Landgrabbing in Romania from 21-30 April
The Kenyan government has found Karuturi Global Ltd, the world's biggest producer of cut roses, guilty of tax evasion. This is the first time an African government has brought a large multinational company to court for transfer mispricing through a fully public process.
Background note to accompany a joint press release on the Kenyan government finding Karuturi Global Ltd guilty of tax evasion
Farmland prices are firming across much of Central and Eastern Europe, as interest from institutional investors -- mainly pension funds -- begins to translate into transactions on the ground.
Ethiopian prime minister Hailemariam Dessalegn has denied that the government is forcing tens of thousands of people off their land in order to lease it to foreign investors.