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28 May 2015Bloomberg
Brookfield said to raise $300 million for Brazil farmland fund
Brookfield Asset Management Inc., Canada’s largest alternative asset manager, has raised $300 million for a new agricultural fund targeting Brazilian farmland, a person with knowledge of the matter said.
28 May 2015Cambodia Daily
Bunong threaten to fell firm’s rubber trees
About 100 ethnic Bunong protested outside the local office of French-owned rubber firm Socfin KCD in Cambodia yesterday, threatening to cut down its rubber trees if their ancestral lands were not returned.
27 May 2015The Ecologist
Deforestation, exploitation, hypocrisy: no end to Wilmar's palm oil land grabs
While Wilmar spins green rhetoric, its bulldozers are still destroying vast swathes of forest and farmland.
26 May 2015Bloomberg
Angola’s $750 million sugar-to-fuel project to start in June
A $750 million project to produce ethanol and sugar in Angola will start next month after a year of delays as costs rose 50 percent on a plantation larger than Montreal.
26 May 2015Xinhua
Ukrainian agro-businesses urge gov't to lift ban on farmland sales
The Ukrainian Agriculture Business Association on Tuesday urged the government to lift its ban on farmland sales so as to spur the development of the agro-food sector.
26 May 2015ReAct
In Luxembourg, Bolloré and Socfin count their profits while conflicts persist in their African and Asian plantations
On 27 May, Socfin shareholders meet in Luxembourg while local communities deprived of their lands from Cambodia to Côte d'Ivoire mobilise for their rights.
25 May 2015The National
Koreans offer food expertise to UAE
A South Korean food security office will open in Abu Dhabi next month to help the UAE in its agricultural and fishery sectors, says the country’s ambassador to the UAE.
25 May 2015Sudan Vision
Qatar announces readiness for further investments in Sudan
Al Bashir affirmed Sudan’s warm welcome to Qatari investors to invest in the projects of Arab food security as Sudan has currently availed more than two million acres appropriate for cultivation and free from prohibitions.
25 May 201524 Tanzania
SAGCOT supporting agricultural transformation in Ihemi Cluster
The Agribusiness Leadership Meeting for Agricultural Transformation in Ihemi Cluster was held in Iringa last week.
25 May 2015ActNow!
Lawrence Kalinoe's astonishing defence of the unlawful SABL land grab rewrites history and ignores the law
PNG's Secretary for Justice, Lawrence Kalinoe, has made an astonishing defence of the unlawful SABL land grab and the government's failure to cancel the leases.
25 May 2015Xinhua
Chinese-invested agricultural park unveiled in Cambodia
A 3,000 ha Chinese-invested agricultural park was inaugurated in Tbong Khmum, aiming at broadening agricultural cooperation between the eastern Chinese city of Zhangzhou and Cambodia.
25 May 2015Financial Review
Cargill's Black River enjoys more Australian farmland profits
A hedge fund run by an arm of the world's largest agricultural company, Cargill, has enjoyed another strong profit from its Australian farming investment – the land and logistics company BFB Group.
The Declaration of the Global Convergence of Land and Water Struggles launched in Dakar at the African Social Forum in October 2014 and reworked in Tunis at the World Social Forum in March 2015 is open for signature and engagement.


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