Victims put pressure on ANZ over the loss of their land
Victims put pressure on ANZ over the loss of their land
The ramifications of the land grab seven years ago, and the role of ANZ in financing the Phnom Penh Sugar (PPS) refinery, are still being felt today. Representative of victims are traveling to Melbourne to lobby ANZ's institutional investors for investigating their complaint against ANZ.
Brazil to allow foreign lenders to hold land
Brazil to allow foreign lenders to hold land
Foreign lenders and investors are eagerly awaiting a change of law in Brazil, after finance minister Henrique Meirelles suggested they would be allowed to use land as collateral in trade finance and other loans from March onwards.
France says “non” to land grabbing
France says “non” to land grabbing
The French Parliament has definitively adopted a bill aimed at curbing the grabbing of agricultural land by greedy and unscrupulous investors, in order to guarantee the country’s national sovereignty and support the family farming model
O Brasil é do povo brasileiro, a estrangeirização de terras deve ser combatida em diálogo com a sociedade
O Brasil é do povo brasileiro, a estrangeirização de terras deve ser combatida em diálogo com a sociedade
A sanha do governo de Michel Temer em atrair capital estrangeiro para o Brasil, com o objetivo de garantir a acumulação dos seus agentes financeiros parece não ter limites.
Stolen SABL land would reach all the way to the moon
Stolen SABL land would reach all the way to the moon
Fifty two thousand square kilometres of customary land has been stolen in the SABL land grab in Papua New Guinea.
Le Parlement français s’accorde pour limiter l’accaparement des terres agricoles
Le Parlement français s’accorde pour limiter l’accaparement des terres agricoles
Le texte vise à assurer une meilleure transparence des cessions de parts ou actions de sociétés détenant du foncier agricole.
Black Earth Farming unveils $200m sell-out to Russian buyer
Black Earth Farming unveils $200m sell-out to Russian buyer
Black Earth Farming revealed it had agreed, in essence, a $200m takeover by a Russia's Kukura family in the most high profile of a series of retreats by foreign investors from the Black Sea agricultural market.
Cameroun - Scandale foncier dans l’Adamaoua: Des terres bradées à des entreprises chinoises dans le Département du Mbéré
Cameroun - Scandale foncier dans l’Adamaoua: Des terres bradées à des entreprises chinoises dans le Département du Mbéré
En 2016, le Ministre des Affaires Foncières a déclaré « d’utilité publique les travaux de constitution des réserves foncières destinées à l’agro-industrie dans le département du Mbéré, Région de l’Adamaoua » sans le moindre respect de son cahier de charge
Accaparement des terres : le CCFD dénonce un manque de transparence
Accaparement des terres : le CCFD dénonce un manque de transparence
Les acteurs français, publics ou privés, ne sont pas en reste quand il s’agit d’accaparer des terres dans les pays du Sud. Ce dont le projet de loi, en dernière lecture à l'Assemblée nationaele, ne parle pas.
Obliterating legal rights in large scale land deals in Sierra Leone
Obliterating legal rights in large scale land deals in Sierra Leone
The present crop of large-scale land lease agreements with MNCS in Sierra Leone are fraught with serious, challengeable, and voidable provisions. If they are not renegotiated, then going to court for specific impact litigation will be the only way out.
23 Feb 2017 Reuters
Cambodia jails land rights activist for 2 1/2 years
A Cambodian court convicted and sentenced a prominent land rights activist to 2-1/2 years in jail for her role in a protest outside Prime Minister Hun Sen's residence.
23 Feb 2017 The Straits Times
Olam will suspend Gabon forest clearing for a year
Olam, majority-owned by Temasek Holdings, will suspend clearing forest in the West African country of Gabon for a year, the company announced in a press release.
22 Feb 2017
ProSavana: Sociedade Civil moçambicana exige imediata suspensão das acções da JICA
Organizações moçambicanas da sociedade civilrecentemente uma carta aberta ao Presidente JICA) protestando contra a atuação da agência japonesa no âmbito do programa de desenvolvimento agrário mais resistido em Moçambique, o ProSavana.
21 Dec 2016 Tanzania government adopts new policy to stop land grabbing Ecofin
20 Dec 2016 Study maps 187 land conflicts as palm oil expands in Kalimantan Mongabay
20 Dec 2016 Ashmore International acquires more acres of new farmland in 2016 Ashmore International
20 Dec 2016 Editorial: quand la BAD travaille contre le développement de l’Afrique Financial Afrik
19 Dec 2016 Palm oil giant defends its deforestation in Gabon, points to country’s ‘right to develop’ Mongabay
19 Dec 2016 Saudi High-level delegation concludes Ethiopia’s visit Sudan Tribune
19 Dec 2016 Tanzania adopts new policy to curb land grabbing – analysis Eurasia Review
19 Dec 2016 Why Triton agric investments’ll create jobs, reduce poverty Nigeria today
19 Dec 2016 New government ‘powerless’ to overhaul rampant land grabbing in northern Myanmar Channel News Asia
16 Dec 2016 Marc Ona : « Nous agissons pour sauver les dernières forêts d’Afrique de la boulimie des multinationales asiatiques de l’huile de palme » Good Planet
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