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19 Aug 2014Via Campesina
“NO to ProSavana Campaign”: Mozambicans seek regional solidarity
UNAC, the Mozambique Union of Farmers, a member of La Via Campesina regionalises its “NO To ProSavana” campaign at the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) People’s Summit in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe.
19 Aug 2014HCH24
Ethiopie: la distraction du PM Hailemariam Desalegn pour camoufler les graves problèmes internes du pays
Les récents commentaires de Desalegn concernant l’Érythrée servent à détourner l’attention des graves problèmes internes du régime éthiopien, dont l'accaparement des terres.
19 Aug 2014OPHRD
Continued judicial harassment against Mr. Nasako Besingi
The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders calls upon the authorities of Cameroon to put an end to all acts of harassment against Besingi and all other human rights defenders in Cameroon.
19 Aug 2014Kyiv Post
Rise and fall of agricultural holdings in Ukraine, Russia
The default by Mriya Agriholding shows that agriholdings are less efficient than private farmers and policy should support the development of small and medium-sized enterprises and not the large agriholdings.
18 Aug 2014The Land
Investors queueing for elusive dairy farms
More than half the guest list for the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum in Melbourne next month are ­corporate or Chinese investors seeking to be matched with advisory groups to find dairy land investments.
18 Aug 2014Zambia Daily Mail
Zim firm to invest $500m in Luapula
The Zimbabwean company, Greenfuels, has acquired 30,000 hectares of land for a sugar cane plantation in Kawambwa’s Luena farm block.
18 Aug 2014Bernama
Malaysian firms will lose if Indonesia caps ownership
Indonesian lawmakers are looking to restrict foreign ownership of plantations to no more than 30 per cent from a maximum of 95% currently.
18 Aug 2014Antara
PT PAL opens 3,500 hectares of new oil palm plantation in Papua
Subsidiary of Singapore-based Noble Group proceeds with controversial oil palm plantation on lands of the Kamoro people.
18 Aug 2014AltAssets
TIAA-CREF secures $1.4bn for second farmland vehicle
US pension fund manager TIAA-CREF has secured $1.4bn for its second agriculture fund from three unnamed investors, according to a document filed with the SEC.
18 Aug 2014ECADF
Land Grab and the false promise of food security
One can only speculate why the secretive government of Ethiopia is giving away the country’s fertile land to foreign agribusinesses.
18 Aug 2014PEI
Czech farmland fund raises €6m
Český fond půdy hopes to make 2,000 individual land acquisitions a year.
15 Aug 2014Espectador
Uruguay: Estados extranjeros: cambios en proyecto sobre compra de tierras
El Senado modificará el proyecto de ley que prohíbe la compra de inmuebles rurales y explotaciones agropecuarias por empresas en las que participen estados extranjeros.
Take action against the continued judicial harassment of human rights defender Nasako Besingi by writing to the authorities of Cameroon.

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