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28 Jan 2015ERA/FoEN | CEED
Dominion Farm's land grab in Nigeria
Farmers in Taraba State refuse to give up their lands for massive rice plantation project backed by the G8
27 Jan 2015StockMarketWire
Equatorial Palm Oil secures $20.5m loan for joint venture
Equatorial Palm Oil has announced that its 50% owned joint venture company, Liberian Palm Developments, has entered into a $20.5m loan agreement.
27 Jan 2015WALHI
Indonesia: We reject the palm oil companies because this is our home
A new video from WALHI documents the views of villagers in Bengkulu Province, on the west coast of Sumatra, who are resisting the expansion of palm oil on their lands.
27 Jan 2015ALLAT
Press release on Bamba Village shooting incident
In wake of shooting and arrests, ALLAT calls for a moratorium on large scale land acquisitions in Sierra Leone.
27 Jan 2015IPS
The corporate takeover of Ukrainian agriculture
Frédéric Mousseau, Policy Director at the Oakland Institute, argues that the United States and the European Union are working hand in hand in a takeover of Ukrainian agriculture
26 Jan 2015The Daily Nation
Flower firm Karuturi goes under the gave
Naivasha-based flower farm Karuturi Ltd — the Kenyan subsidiary of the world’s biggest producer of cut roses — has been put on sale by receiver managers.
26 Jan 2015Reuters
Canadian province eyes tougher rules on investor farm buys
Saskatchewan is likely to tighten what are already some of North America's strictest rules for purchasing farmland as the Western Canadian province looks to fend off big money managers.
23 Jan 2015PLAAS
Can the FAO tenure guidelines stop land and water grabs?
Official implementation of the guidelines, via national governments, has started at a snail’s pace in only several countries, and monitoring systems are yet to be created.
23 Jan 2015FIAN
Multi-country seminar discusses land and ocean grabbing issues in Africa
From 12-16 January 2015, FIAN International took part in the launch meeting in Kampala (Uganda) of a multi-country research project focusing on bottom-up accountability in large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
23 Jan 2015Institutional Investor
Institutional, impact investing find common ground in agriculture
Farmland investments such as the new ACM Permanent Crop Fund can attract institutions by combining social responsibility and commercial promise.
23 Jan 2015The Messenger
Chinese ambassador briefed about investment prospects in agriculture
Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia says Georgia is prepared to support the implementation of Chinese investments in Georgian agriculture.
23 Jan 2015Marketwired
Feronia Inc. announces secured convertible debenture financing of up to US$16.325 million led by CDC, the UK Government's development finance institution
"Agribusiness is a priority sector for CDC and this facility is an important step in Feronia's long-term financing."
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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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture