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22 Apr 2015West Australian
Green tape could kill Ord farm
A Chinese company developing farm land in the Ord River area has warned it will not proceed with the project under a raft of conditions set out by Australia's environmental watchdog.
22 Apr 2015UNCTAD
Republic of Congo to promote foreign investment in agriculture
​The country will undertake substantial reforms to its investment policy framework in order to attract and benefit more from FDI and promote agricultural development, according to an UNCTAD policy review.
22 Apr 2015Agrimoney
Brazilian agribusiness pushes for reversal of foreign purchase ban
The Sociedade Rural Brasileira (SRB), which represents large- and medium-scale farmers, has opened a legal battle to open up land purchases to foreign commercial investors.
22 Apr 2015ReAct
Peasant farmers launch series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations
Peasant farmers deprived of their lands launch a series of occupations on Socfin’s plantations in Cameroon, Liberia, Cambodia and Côte d’Ivoire from now until the annual shareholder meetings of the Socfin group (27 May) and the Bolloré group (4 June).
21 Apr 2015Undercurrent
Guyana firm taps equity markets to build fish, plant farm; eyes eventual strategic sale
Spinoff of US-based emerging market project developer CARANA Corp plans to eventually operate plant and fish farms on 6,000 acres.
21 Apr 2015Deutsche Welle
Agri-investors stoke monoculture
With more savvy investors buying up farmland, land prices have doubled within five years and the result is mega-farms like KTG Agra, which owns 50,000 ha in eastern Germany, Lithuania and Romania.
20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Canadian fund buys McCamley stations
One of Canada's largest pension funds, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board, has made its first rural land purchase in Australia through central Queensland's Hewitt Cattle Company.
20 Apr 2015Financial Review
Super farm sell-off predicted
Giant US investment fund TIAA-CREF expects Australia's ageing farmers and a lack of sons and daughters willing to inherit their farms will lead to large numbers of properties hitting the market over the coming decade.
19 Apr 2015Globe & Mail
Saskatchewan farmers split on allowing pension funds to buy land
Saskatchewan’s move to freeze purchases of farmland by pension plans and foreign investors has ignited a debate over what’s best for the future of Canada’s bread basket.
17 Apr 2015Awas Mifee
Government still looking to Merauke for industrial agriculture development
Despite the frequently-voiced opposition by many local indigenous Marind people. The new Indonesia government still looking to continue large-scale mechanised agriculture project, Merauke Integrated Food and Energy Estate.
17 Apr 2015Telesur
The World Bank’s long war on peasants
It is difficult to overstate the degree to which the IMF and World Bank’s neoliberal economic policies contribute to extreme vulnerability for farmers and peasants.
16 Apr 2015Reuters
Ivory Coast seeks to woo agricultural investors with reform, tax breaks
Agriculture Minister Sangafowa Coulibaly says his government will make it easier to get land and speed up the process for investors wanting to get involved in arable farming.
SIGN-ON: Social movements and civil society organizations are invited to endorse the “Call of CSOs to their governments on the New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition in Africa” by Monday 1 June 2015. 


Human Rights Watch is seeking applicants for the position of Researcher on Women and Land. This position will be responsible for developing and implementing a research and advocacy agenda focusing on the impacts of large-scale international land acquisitions on women’s human rights in Africa and Asia.


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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27 May 2015 - Paris
Et maintenant nos terres: Première projection
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05 Jun 2015 - Chiang Mai
Land grabbing: Perspectives from East and Southeast Asia
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