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24 Oct 2014Arabian Business
Kuwait's Tijaria plans Turkish farmland investment
The main objective of this investment is buying and developing pre-targeted farmlands in an area of 1,000 ha.
24 Oct 2014VietNamNet
Investors pour cash into large-scale agricultural projects
With the Economic Large-Scale Production (ELSP) model being implemented more frequently in Vietnam, more companies are looking to invest in agricultural production as it becomes more profitable and efficient.
24 Oct 2014Bloomberg
Romania farmland costing fraction of U.K. lures investors
"Land consolidation is the only way,” Peter Beerents, chief executive officer of Dutch farmland investment firm Cibus Land Management Srl.
24 Oct 2014World Grain
EBRD provides loan to major agribusiness in Ukraine
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is taking part in a $230 million syndicated loan facility for Warsaw-listed Kernel Group, one of the largest farming companies in the Ukraine.
24 Oct 2014Ouest France
Investissements fonciers. Bolloré discute avec les communautés locales
C'est une première sur la question des accaparements de terre. Des représentants venus d'Afrique et d'Asie négocient dans un hôtel aujourd'hui à Paris avec le groupe Bolloré.
24 Oct 2014Food First
Land & resource grabs in the United States: Five sites of struggle and potential transformation
Briefing identifies five strategic “nexuses” to help understand how land converges with historically embedded power relations in the United States.
24 Oct 2014Green Scenery
Au beau milieu de l'épidémie d'Ébola SOCFIN s'apprête à s'emparer de la chefferie de Malen
Dans la panique de la pandémie d’Ébola, des observateurs ont rapporté que pratiquement aucun secteur de la chefferie de Malen, dans le district de Pujehun, n’avait échappé aux griffes de la Socfin Agriculture Company (SAC).
24 Oct 2014Safeguardcomments
CSOs walk out of World Bank "consultation" on Safeguards policy
Civil society groups walk out of World Bank "consultation" on their Safeguards policy. The Safeguards are supposed to set best practice for the World Bank and protect people's rights, but the new draft allows the bank and companies to go ahead with projects that affect land rights without consent of affected communities.
23 Oct 2014Standard Times
In the midst of the ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone, SOCFIN poised the capture Malen Chiefdom
As the ebola epidemic rages on, Socfin continues to grab land from the people of Malen in league with some chiefdom authorities.
23 Oct 2014Radio Canada
Québec : Les agriculteurs s’inquiètent de l’acquisition de terres par des groupes financiers
L'accaparement des terres agricoles par de grands groupes financiers, comme la société Pangea qui a acquis des au Lac-Saint-Jean, fait craindre le pire.
22 Oct 2014Survival International
Tribes and farmers unite to end oil palm expansion in Philippines
Tribal people and small-scale farmers in the Philippine province of Palawan have called for a halt to the expansion of oil palm plantations which are destroying the forests they rely on to survive.
22 Oct 2014ClimateScience&Policy
Land grabbing: exploring challenges and implications for water, energy and food security
Conversation with Maria Antonelli about the main drivers and implications of land transactions around the world, with a particular focus both on the role of EU.
Who's involved?

24 Oct 2014 - Paris
Accaparements des terres : Bolloré et les communautes locales touchées entament les negociations