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31 Oct 2014Reuters
Burma farmers at risk of losing land under legal shift: think tank
Millions of small-scale farmers in Burma risk losing land under proposals to regulate land use which focus too much on investment and not enough on people’s livelihoods.
31 Oct 2014RFA
Laos plans to allow foreigners to purchase land in controversial move
Laos is to allow foreign investors to purchase land under a proposed law which some groups say would discriminate against locals and threaten national sovereignty.
31 Oct 2014IPS
They say the land is ‘uninhabited’ but indigenous communities disagree
Disregarding the rights of indigenous people to their traditional lands is costing companies millions of dollars each year, and costing communities themselves their lives.
31 Oct 2014La Croix
Une terre, un toit, un travail, des « droits sacrés » pour le pape François
Le pape se dit préoccupé par les paysans arrachés de leurs terres, pour d’autres raisons que la guerre ou les désastres naturels : accaparement des terres par quelques-uns, la déforestation, l’appropriation de l’eau, usage de pesticides inappropriés…
30 Oct 2014E'a
Estanciero invade y alambra tierras de nativos ayoreos
Realizaron la denuncia al Ministerio Público y aseguran que pueden verse afectadas unas 15 mil hectáreas en el departamento de Alto Paraguay.
30 Oct 2014Global Witness
New UN principles on agricultural investment won’t stop land grabbing or hunger
After a painstaking two-year negotiation process, the Principles lack the power to change the status quo, whereby corporate profit trumps human rights and the environment.
30 Oct 2014IWGIA
Fact sheet: Indigenous peoples' Right to Land - The threat of land grabbing
Land grabbing is done with limited (if any) consultation of communities, limited (if any) compensation, and lack of regard for environmental sustainability and equitable access to, or control over, natural resources.
30 Oct 2014AFD
Guide to due diligence of agribusiness projects that affect land and property rights
This publication draws on the work undertaken by members of the ‘Land Tenure and Development’ Technical Committee set up by French Agency for Development (AFD).
29 Oct 2014ADIAC
Terres et forêts : bataille féroce entre communautés locales et agro-business
Même si les communautés congolaises peuvent obtenir gratuitement et perpétuellement des concessions forestières, elles ne sont pas à l’abri de l’accaparement des terres.
29 Oct 2014The Land
Robb defends foreign investment
Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb has engaged in a fiery exchange with controversial radio broadcaster Alan Jones over foreign investment in agriculture.
29 Oct 2014RRI
New report analyzes 73,000 mining, oil & gas, logging, and agriculture developments; most involve land that is inhabited
In an analysis of almost 73,000 concessions in eight tropical forested countries, more than 93 percent of these developments were found to involve land inhabited by Indigenous Peoples and local communities.
29 Oct 2014The Citizen
Millions of hectares of African land ‘grabbed’
Over 55 million hectares of land in Africa have been “grabbed” since 2000, according to research presented at a conference on Wednesday.
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