Thousands of small farmers protest against the Rivers State Government's appropriation of their ancestral farmlands to give to a Mexican company for the development of a banana plantation.
Sivasankaran’s land grabbing spree has threatened millions of livelihoods, says report
"My particular case is not just to intimidate me, but to silence all further reports on [Karuturi] and his company's operations in Africa," Acharya told CPJ.
"Our land is being occupied without our consultation," say Mozambican peasants.
A formal complaint filed to Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) against Australian ANZ Bank. The complaint was lodged on behalf of 681 families who were forcibly displaced.
"The buzz has actually been agricultural investment conferences, where about one tenth of the people seem to be people I recognize from the hedge fund circuit."
Inclusive Development International sent a letter of complaint to the Australian Government outlining how ANZ was a part financier of a sugar plantation in Cambodia which saw almost 700 families forcibly evicted.
Niger State Commissioner for Agriculture says Aliko Dangote is coming to Niger State in grand style with a request for 50,000 ha of land in the flood plain bank of River Niger for rice and sugarcane production.
If the Cambodian government is held to account for these crimes, other governments and the companies involved will have to heed the warning and recognise that land grabbing is too big a price to pay for doing business.
GRAIN’s report accuses the Siva Group of land grab in many countries across South America, Africa and Asia
An IT billionaire's foray into agribusiness paints a disturbing picture of today's farmland financiers.
Aid groups estimate that 770,000 people, or 6 per cent of Cambodia's population, have been evicted since 2000, including 20,000 people in the first three months of 2014.