Calvin Burgess, chairman of Dominion Farms issued a letter denies their involvement in 30,000 hectares land grab in Nigeria's Taraba State.
Government-led land deals, micro financing options by regional banks and favourable tax regimes are among the factors contributed to Africa targeted as the next frontier for palm oil plantations.
Australia agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
Palm oil producers backed by the UN taken to court by evicted farmers who say they have received little compensation.
Civil society reject World Bank’s sham Conference on Land and Poverty and denouncing World Bank’s role in global land grabs.
Olam has embarked on its first palm oil industrial project in Gabon with 50,000 hectares of plantations in phase I with US$ 500 million investment.
Farmland does deserve special attention compared to other businesses because much more is involved beyond just the land. Those who own it and work it form the basis of rural communities.
Sime Darby Plantation Bhd, completed $1.7 billion acquisition of Papua New Guinea-based New Britain Palm Oil Ltd (NBPOL)adding 135,000 hectares to its land bank.
Ethiopia and India approach to fulfilling millennial and ecological promises through leasing or buying large tracts of "fertile basket" land effects local indigenous people, land and hydro ecosystems.
Si le président de l'Union des producteurs agricoles est heureux que la Commission de l'agriculture tienne enfin des audiences sur l'accaparement des terres agricoles par les fonds d'investissement, il craint le manque de volonté politique pour faire changer les choses.
ADECRU revelam que no âmbito da Nova Aliança do G8 foram efectivados negócios de terra com 5 empresas em Moçambique, numa área total de 33.300 hecatres.
Entrevista especial com Vicente Adriano:“A redução da produtividade em novas terras chega a atingir 60%, o que coloca famílias em situação de insegurança alimentar"