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21 Dec 2014Awas Mifee
Timika: local leader revokes PT Pusaka Agro Lestari’s plantation permit
A Noble Agri subsidiary oil palm plantation in Papua, PT Pusaka Agro Lestari's permit has been revoked by local government following several complaints by local civil and religious leaders about negative effects of PT PAL’s plantation on Kamoro people in Mimika Regency.
20 Dec 2014PLAAS
Conference Report: Agricultural investment, gender and land in Africa - Towards inclusive, equitable and socially responsible investment
The conference promoted an open exchange of experiences and evidence-based knowledge on the implications of agricultural investments for rural livelihoods, gender relations and social differentiation.
20 Dec 2014FoodTank
FoodTank | 20 December 2014 What Happened to the Biggest Land Grab in Africa? Searching for ProSavana in Mozambique
What if you threw a lavish party for foreign investors, and no one came? By all accounts, that is what’s happening in Mozambique’s Nacala Corridor.
19 Dec 2014Stabroek News
Foot-dragging on regional food production
A group of potential investors from Trinidad and Tobago were in Guyana last week to scout local lands suitable for large-scale farming initiatives, as part of an MOU between the two countries signed last year.
19 Dec 2014EM TV
SABL investigation: O’Neill says bureaucracy not responding
The SABL became a national and an international issue when it was uncovered that 5.2 million ha of customary land in PNG were converted to agricultural business leases without the knowledge and consent of customary landowners.
18 Dec 2014BBC
Villagers losing their land to Malawi's sugar growers
We met dozens of families with land circling Dwangwa town in central Malawi, who said they had been driven out to make way for larger, industrial farm-projects.
18 Dec 2014BelTA
UAE invited to invest in Belarusian agricultural companies
Top on the agenda of talks between Belarus and the UAE was the purchase of land to produce grain crops in Belarus for their subsequent export to the United Arab Emirates.
16 Dec 2014Data Institute
The Acquisition Manual for Karuturi Global Limited
The Data Institute has released a US$30,000 "aquisition manual” for Karuturi Global Ltd.
16 Dec 2014Eurasia Review
Chinese agriculture goes global – analysis
China invests in land and research in Africa, South America, Central Asia to feed the world’s largest population.
15 Dec 2014Cambodia Daily
Forty NGOs based outside of Cambodia support ICC case
Forty NGOs signed a letter sent to the International Criminal Court (ICC), asking to open a preliminary investigation into an October filing that accused Cambodian “ruling elite” crimes against humanity by committed widespread land grabs.
15 Dec 2014Financial Review
Macquarie plays ACE dairy card
ACE Farming, backed by institutional investors, has stayed out of the limelight, quietly building up its portfolio of 18 dairy farms across Victoria.
15 Dec 2014ALDAW
Washing out diversity
A report by ALDAW (Ancesteral Land/Domain Watch)on the impact of oil palm plantations on non-timber forest products (NTFPs), indigenous people’s livelihood and community conserved areas (CCAs)in Palawan, Philippines.

Farmers in Nigeria's Taraba State refuse to give up their lands for massive rice plantation project backed by the G8. Email Dominion Farms and ask them to listen to the demands of the local community.

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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23 Feb 2015 - Dubai
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015
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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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