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23 Jan 2015PLAAS
Can the FAO tenure guidelines stop land and water grabs?
Official implementation of the guidelines, via national governments, has started at a snail’s pace in only several countries, and monitoring systems are yet to be created.
23 Jan 2015FIAN
Multi-country seminar discusses land and ocean grabbing issues in Africa
From 12-16 January 2015, FIAN International took part in the launch meeting in Kampala (Uganda) of a multi-country research project focusing on bottom-up accountability in large-scale land acquisitions in Sub-Saharan Africa.
23 Jan 2015Institutional Investor
Institutional, impact investing find common ground in agriculture
Farmland investments such as the new ACM Permanent Crop Fund can attract institutions by combining social responsibility and commercial promise.
23 Jan 2015The Messenger
Chinese ambassador briefed about investment prospects in agriculture
Agriculture Minister Otar Danelia says Georgia is prepared to support the implementation of Chinese investments in Georgian agriculture.
22 Jan 2015Ndar Info
Ndiaël : Marche des populations contre Senhuile
Vidéo de la marche des populations contre Senhuile du 21 janvier 2015
22 Jan 2015The Star
Residents told to support Kwale sugar firm
Senator urges residents to stop burning sugar cane of Kenyan-Mauritian company accused of taking lands away from locals.
22 Jan 2015Every Investor
Beware fake land investments in Australia
NeglectAssist is warning private investors to watch out for exotic Australian land investments promising both security and high returns.
22 Jan 2015New Times
Rwanda: Canadian firm acquires licence, to grow stevia plant on 1,000 hectares
The Ministry of Trade and Industry (Minicom) has signed an agreement with SteviaLife, a Canadian firm, that will see the latter promote the production and export of stevia plant.
22 Jan 2015Agri-View
US: Fight foreign ownership of Wisconsin farmland (Part 2)
The foreign-ownership debate is relatively recent and, as noted below, it is not at all clear who is seeking to repeal the existing legal restrictions on the foreign ownership of Wisconsin farmland.
22 Jan 2015AFSA/GRAIN
Remise en cause des lois foncières et semencières en Afrique
Le lobby qui cherche à industrialiser la production alimentaire en Afrique modifie aussi la législation semencière et foncière pour qu'elle serve les intérêts de l'industrie agroalimentaire.
22 Jan 2015AFSA/GRAIN
O ataque às leis fundiárias e das sementes da África
O lóbi para industrializar a produção alimentar na África altera as leis fundiárias e das sementes de todo o continente para servir as empresas estrangeiras de agronegócio.
22 Jan 2015AFSA/GRAIN
Africa's land and seed laws under attack
The lobby to industrialise food production in Africa is changing seed and land laws across the continent to serve agribusiness corporations.
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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23 Feb 2015 - Dubai
Global AgInvesting Middle East 2015
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08 Mar 2015 - New York
Executive Training Program on Sustainable Investments in Agriculture
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