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19 Aug 2014Kyiv Post
Rise and fall of agricultural holdings in Ukraine, Russia
The default by Mriya Agriholding shows that agriholdings are less efficient than private farmers and policy should support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and not the large agriholdings.
18 Aug 2014The Land
Investors queueing for elusive dairy farms
More than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors seeking to be matched with advisory groups to find dairy land investments.
18 Aug 2014Zambia Daily Mail
Zim firm to invest $500m in Luapula
The Zimbabwean company, Greenfuels, has acquired 30,000 hectares of land for a sugar cane plantation in Kawambwa’s Luena farm block.
18 Aug 2014Bernama
Malaysian firms will lose if Indonesia caps ownership
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.
18 Aug 2014Antara
PT PAL opens 3,500 hectares of new oil palm plantation in Papua
Subsidiary of Singapore-based Noble Group proceeds with controversial oil palm plantation on lands of the Kamoro people.
18 Aug 2014AltAssets
TIAA-CREF secures $1.4bn for second farmland vehicle
US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF has secured $1.4bn for its second agriculture fund from three unnamed investors, according to a document filed with the SEC.
18 Aug 2014ECADF
Land Grab and the false promise of food security
One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.
18 Aug 2014PEI
Czech farmland fund raises €6m
Český fond půdy hopes to make 2,000 individual land acquisitions a year.
17 Aug 2014Daily Nation
Sh400bn Galana irrigation scheme ‘back on course’
Israeli firm Agri Green will put $651 million into financing a 10,000 acre model farm. Eventually, private investors are expected to acquire one million acres under irrigation.
15 Aug 2014PEI
Poll: family offices show greatest agri appetite
Some 33 percent of pollsters voted that family offices were showing the greatest appetite for the asset class, while 31 percent pointed to institutional investor demand.
15 Aug 2014Reuters
Indonesia lawmakers draft bill to slash foreign ownership of plantations
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 percent, as the top palm oil producer tries to maximise land usage, protect indigenous people and tighten environmental controls.
14 Aug 2014AKP
Vietnam’s leading company to Invest in rice production in Cambodia
An Giang Plant Protection Joint Stock Company says it plans to grow rice in Cambodia
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01 Oct 2014 - Maputo
III International peasant conference on land



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