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25 Apr 2014The Conversation
The global land grab as modern day corporate colonialism
The problem is often not so much regulations as the failure to implement them or a lack of practical control, write Annelies Zoomers and Mayke Kaag.
24 Apr 2014Green Prophet
Arab investors and land grabbers wanted by Egypt
Egypt plans to lease 25,000 hectares of agricultural land to Arab investors.
24 Apr 2014Think Africa Press
Food security is about more than land grabs
Foreign powers are not just engaged in African land. They are also engaged in African food systems, often in damaging ways.
24 Apr 2014ABC
Flawed land leases in PNG will be revoked, says PM
Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Peter O'Neill says all Special Agricultural and Business Leases, or SABLs, are under review and that those abused for forestry will be revoked.
24 Apr 2014Black Sea Grain
Over a third of Romania’s fertile land is now owned by foreigners
A third of Romania’s fertile land is now owned by Italian, Danish, German, Norwegian, Dutch, Hungarian and Lebanese citizens.
23 Apr 2014Oxfam
Major agricultural investors at risk: Smallholder farmers
In a new report released today, Oxfam analyzes how companies are approaching and developing their agricultural investments in Latin America, how land was acquired, and how small farmers and communities were affected in Paraguay, Guatemala and Colombia.
23 Apr 2014Interfax
EBRD issues $40 mln to NEPF fund to support grain farms in Ukraine
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has issued up to $40 million to New Europe Property Fund L.P. managed by NCH Capital Inc. to improve the efficiency of its agricultural projects in Ukraine.
23 Apr 2014Reuters
Palm oil industry struggles to build trust in rights pledges
In Indonesia alone, there are some 4,000 land conflicts between palm oil companies and local people, which can take years to be resolved in court.
23 Apr 2014Phnom Penh Post
IFC investigates over ‘land-grabbing link’
The International Finance Corporation has launched an internal investigation into a complaint lodged against the institution for investing in a Vietnamese rubber firm accused of land grabbing.
23 Apr 2014TMCnet.com
US company agricultural deals undermining food security in Latin America
Oxfam investigation finds large scale agriculture deals funded by US companies in Paraguay, Guatemala, and Colombia are undermining food security and displacing smallholder farmers.
23 Apr 2014Ecofin
Kenya : la haute cour déboute Vania Investment Pool et confirme son exclusion de l’OPA sur Rea Vipingo
Au Kenya, la haute cour de justice a confirmé la décision du gestionnaire des marchés de rejeter l’offre publique d’achat de Vania Investment Pool sur les actions du producteur de Sisal Rea Vipingo Plantations Ltd
23 Apr 2014ADECRU
Final offensive against resistance to ProSavana
ADECRU calls on the Mozambican government to initiate broad, open and inclusive to initiate open and inclusive discussion of controversial ProSavana programme with communities.
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26 Apr 2014 - Berkeley, CA
Our land: a symposium on farmland access in the 21st century
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28 Apr 2014 - New York
Global AgInvesting 2014
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