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04 Mar 2015Farm Weekly
Joyce stands up for FDI changes
Australia agriculture minister Barnaby Joyce defended the government’s new tighter foreign investment regime before key agricultural industry stakeholders.
03 Mar 2015Guardian
Ugandan farmers take on palm oil giants over land grab claims
Palm oil producers backed by the UN taken to court by evicted farmers who say they have received little compensation.
03 Mar 2015Oakland Institute
Stop #landrights fraud!
Civil society reject World Bank’s sham Conference on Land and Poverty and denouncing World Bank’s role in global land grabs.
03 Mar 2015The Hindu
Africa to be the next frontier for oil palm
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.
03 Mar 2015Western Producer
Rewards of land investment must be balanced with risks
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.
03 Mar 2015Reuters
Malaysia's Sime Darby completes $1.74 bln New Britain Palm Oil buy
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.
03 Mar 2015Digital Journal
Militarization and alternative biofuel drives Ethiopian land-grab
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.
02 Mar 2015La Presse
Accaparement des terres agricoles: «il faudra une volonté politique», plaide l'UPA
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.
02 Mar 2015ADECRU
Nova aliança do G8 atinge e usurpa terra e água de 50 mil pessoas em Moçambique
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.
02 Mar 2015IHU
A recolonização de Moçambique pelas mãos do agronegócio
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"
01 Mar 2015BBC
Does Australia's farm sector need foreign investment?
Foreign investors own 10% of Australia's agricultural land. But that could soon rise thanks to two huge projects being developed in Northern Territory's Top End with the help of foreign investors.
27 Feb 2015Reuters
Ukraine crisis seen softening political ground for foreign farm land sales
The crisis in Ukraine looks set to trigger major changes in its vast agricultural sector with state-owned farm land and small family plots likely to go up for sale despite concerns over the impact on local farmers.
The Dakar declaration against water and land grabbing, drafted and endorsed by the African Social Forum in October 2014, is now open to sign-ons. Please read it, add your organisation's name and get involved!

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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture