Hanhe Farm, located in Nakaseke Administrative District, is the first private Chinese land-based agriculture enterprise in Uganda.
The Bolloré company and the Transnational Alliance of Local Communities of the plantations controlled by the group held a negotiation session during which several commitments were made to resolve local land conflicts.
After a painstaking two-year negotiation process, the Principles lack the power to change the status quo, whereby corporate profit trumps human rights and the environment.
Conference issues a declaration and resolves to form an Africa Coalition Against Land Grabs (ACALG)
Land grabbing is done with limited (if any) consultation of communities, limited (if any) compensation, and lack of regard for environmental sustainability and equitable access to, or control over, natural resources.
This publication draws on the work undertaken by members of the ‘Land Tenure and Development’ Technical Committee set up by French Agency for Development (AFD).
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
This story from Ghana’s Volta Region is a warning to landowners in Africa and irresponsible African leaders who are carelessly mortgaging future generations’ inheritance during this global rush for land in Africa.
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found to involve land inhabited by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
Over 55 million hectares of land in Africa have been “grabbed” since 2000, according to research presented at a conference on Wednesday.
The Democratic Republic of Congo plans to lease as much as 640,000 square kilometers of farmland, or more than one-quarter of the central African nation.
American Samoan farmers have repeated their fears to the Governor that foreign farmers are buying up land and cashing in on government programmes to the detriment of locals.