Cables reveal US gov’t role in Herakles Farms land grab in Cameroon
Cables reveal US gov’t role in Herakles Farms land grab in Cameroon
Cables obtained by the non-profit Oakland Institute through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that U.S. government officials pushed Cameroon to approve a deeply controversial oil palm development owned by Herakles Farms.
Responsible land governance in Ethiopia: Rising to the challenge
Responsible land governance in Ethiopia: Rising to the challenge
EU Ambassador to Ethiopia responds to criticism of EU's joint project with Ethiopia to facilitate large-scale farmland investments.
The church in Ghana speaks out on the issue of land grabbing
The church in Ghana speaks out on the issue of land grabbing
The report titled, Unmasking land grabbing in Ghana: restoring livelihoods; paving way for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), narrates how land grabbing is affecting rural livelihoods and threatening food security the country in the long run.
Barclays and Standard Chartered picketed in London over Bidco business
Barclays and Standard Chartered picketed in London over Bidco business
East African protesters have taken to the streets of London to demonstrate against banks that do business with Bidco Africa, highlighting the connection between global financial institutions, The Prince of Wales and widespread deforestation in Africa.
 Joint statement and open questions on ProSAVANA by the civil society of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan in response to newly leaked government documents
Joint statement and open questions on ProSAVANA by the civil society of Mozambique, Brazil and Japan in response to newly leaked government documents
The ProSAVANA program intentionally weakens and creates division among peasants while there is an increased risk of even more peasants losing their land.
Gabon: l'Asie, moteur d'une économie émergente
Gabon: l'Asie, moteur d'une économie émergente
Le pouvoir gabonais a ouvert ses portes au géant de Singapour Olam contre la promesse de 400 millions de dollars d'investissements, une usine de transformation du caoutchouc et 5.000 emplois à terme.
Le Cameroun parmi les pays les plus prisés pour ses terres
Le Cameroun parmi les pays les plus prisés pour ses terres
Selon une récente étude de Thinking Africa, le Cameroun fait partie des plus convoités par des «prédateurs» étrangers avec 0,7 million d’hectares de ses terres cédés
Kazakhstan extends by five years moratorium on controversial Land Code amendments
Kazakhstan extends by five years moratorium on controversial Land Code amendments
Kazakhstan decided Aug. 18 to extend for five years a recently imposed moratorium on the implementation of controversial amendments to its land law.
ProSAVANA’s communication strategy and its impact: An analysis of JICA’s disclosed and leaked documents
ProSAVANA’s communication strategy and its impact: An analysis of JICA’s disclosed and leaked documents
This paper aims to(re)discover what ProSAVANA was and turned to be though a collective reading of primary documents
L'Afrique, premier continent concerné par les transactions foncières massives
L'Afrique, premier continent concerné par les transactions foncières massives
Une société saoudienne envisage l'achat de 120 000 hectares de terre dans la région de Diffa à l'extrême-est du Niger.
30 Aug 2016 West Australian
WA cattle on Chinese menu for Gina RInehart
The Chinese company joining forces with Gina Rinehart to buy the Kidman cattle empire has one hurdle to clear in a separate deal to secure a cluster of stations in the Goldfields.
29 Aug 2016 Daily News
Village land purchases banned
The Tanzanian government has issued an order prohibiting customary lands from being sold on long lease to individuals or institutions, as a large portion of land belonging to villages had turned targets of various local and foreign investors.
29 Aug 2016 Los Angeles Times
Liberia must learn to honor the rights of rural residents to manage their own land
The current economic model of transferring land to foreign investors on a massive scale fails to acknowledge the rights of rural communities to collectively own and manage their territories.
20 Jul 2016 Procuradoria Regional do Sul do Piauí abre processo por grilagem de terras contra negociante Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, GRAIN, Inter Pares, Solidarity Sweden-Latin America, FIAN e National Family Farm Coalition
20 Jul 2016 Court rules that Brazilian businessman who sold lands to TIAA-CREF acquired lands illegally Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, GRAIN, Inter Pares, Solidarity Sweden-Latin America, FIAN and National Family Farm Coalition
20 Jul 2016 Investing in land for water: The converging legal regimes IISD
19 Jul 2016 Roses bloom, then thorns pop up The Telegraph
18 Jul 2016 Polémique autour du foncier à Ronck (Saint-Louis) : la Direction de Sen Huile et les populations à couteaux tirés Leral.net
18 Jul 2016 Why is the EU funding Ethiopia's repression of land rights defenders? Thomson Reuters Foundation
18 Jul 2016 KKO International prospecte à Madagascar Boursier.com
17 Jul 2016 Agroindústria, um passo para a dependência alimentar da África WRM
17 Jul 2016 La agroindustria, un paso hacia la dependencia alimentaria de África WRM
17 Jul 2016 L’Agrobusiness, un pavé vers la dépendance alimentaire en Afrique WRM
17 Jul 2016 Agribusiness, a step towards increased food dependency in Africa WRM
17 Jul 2016 Families in southern Sierra Leone sue to recover land from agriculture companies Namati
17 Jul 2016 República Democrática do Congo (RDC): comunidades se mobilizam para se libertar de um século de plantações coloniais de dendê WRM
17 Jul 2016 RDC: las comunidades se movilizan para liberarse de cien años de plantaciones coloniales de palma aceitera WRM
17 Jul 2016 RDC : des communautés se mobilisent pour se libérer d’un siècle de plantations coloniales de palmiers à huile WRM
17 Jul 2016 DRC: Communities mobilise to free themselves from a hundred years of colonial oil palm plantations WRM
16 Jul 2016 Land grabbing: Tactics used by European actors abroad WRM
16 Jul 2016 EU, Ethiopia, Germany launch 3.8 million euro project to support agricultural investments in Ethiopia Standard
15 Jul 2016 Colombia: Intervención ciudadana frente a la Ley ZIDRES Grupo Semillas
15 Jul 2016 Ex-Karuturi flower farm workers yet to get pay Citizen
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