China's investment foray into Indonesia
    Sinochem and ZTE Energy, an agribusiness arm of the Shenzhen-based telecoms manufacturer, both bid for 150,000 hectares of palm-oil plantations in 2012, but were promptly rejected.
    • Asia Sentinel
    • 06 June 2013
    Who's behind the land grabs?
    A slide show by GRAIN that profiles some of those who have been most actively pursuing or supporting farmland grabs around the world.
    • GRAIN
    • 16 October 2012
    Growing in greener pastures
    With demand for food rising with China's growing population and economy, domestic companies are looking to boost investments in resource-rich foreign countries such as Brazil and Indonesia to fill the food supply gap at home.
    • China Daily
    • 08 June 2012
    The facts about ZTE in DR Congo
    With publication of the Land Matrix, the inaccurate claims of a 2.8 million ha land deal by China's ZTE in Congo are alive again. Here's a look at the facts.
    • Rural Modernity
    • 03 May 2012
    Land-grab fears take hold in Congo
    A law meant to breathe new life into agriculture in Democratic Republic of Congo risks scaring off needed foreign investment due to a clause calling for farms to be majority-owned by Congolese, according to investors and other sector players.
    • Reuters
    • 06 Mar 2012
    Laos and the Resource Curse
    China and other nations are making Laos an industrial farm, to the detriment of its ecology
    • Asian Sentinel
    • 21 October 2010
    Chinese firm given land deal in Sudan
    The Chinese company ZTE received an allocation of approximately 10,000 hectares of land from the Ministry of Agriculture. The deal aims at boosting production of wheat and maize, state media reported.
    • Sudan Tribune
    • 16 Mar 2010
    China appropriates foreign and domestic land to build its rubber empire
    Some Laotian farmers are losing their ancestral lands or being forced to become wage workers on what were once their fields
    • Agweek
    • 12 January 2009
    China: 'Going Outward' for Food Security
    Beijing is adding agricultural investments to its “go outward” strategy, under which domestic businesses are encouraged to venture into foreign markets.
    • Stratfor
    • 30 June 2008
    China farms the world to feed a ravenous economy
    As Beijing scrambles to feed its galloping economy, it has already scoured the world for mining and logging concessions. Now it is turning to crops to feed its people and industries. Chinese enterprises are snapping up vast tracts of land abroad and forging contract farming deals.
    • The Associated Press
    • 04 May 2008
  • Send a letter calling on the financial backers of Agilis Partners to stop the land grabs and human rights violations against the Kiryandongo community in Uganda
  • Who's involved?

    Whos Involved?

  • 11 Sep 2024 - Bruxelles
    Projection "Landgrabbed"
  • Languages

    Special content


    Latest posts