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.
Ces investissements fonciers, sources de désordres sociaux
Ces investissements fonciers, sources de désordres sociaux
Le réformes foncières sont à l'ordre du jour en Afrique «parce qu’aujourd’hui il y a les multinationales qui veulent s’installer, parce que sinon leurs investissements ne seront pas sécurisés», explique Cheikh Oumar Ba de l’IPAR au Sénégal.
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 Feb 2017 Naija247news
Nigeria in talks with China over $4.5b loan for large scale farming investment
Federal Government of Nigeria has opened negotiation with Peoples Republic of China over $4.5 billion loan to facilitate the production of agricultural machineries for large scale farming in selected states across the country.
21 Feb 2017 El Zonda
Brasil: El gobierno de Temer impulsa una polémica ley que permite a extranjeros comprar 100 mil hectáreas
En marzo podrá ser aprobada esta ley que permite la compra de tierras productivas a empresas y fondos de inversión extranjeros, una medida resistida por las Fuerzas Armadas y rechazada por la oposición y grupos ambientalistas.
09 Feb 2017 Colombia Un fallo histórico: ZIDRES declaradas exequibles La Silla Vacía
09 Feb 2017 Accord contre l'accaparement des terres agricoles AFP
08 Feb 2017 Brasil: Cerrado perde metade da vegetação nativa; agronegócio acelera o processo Brasil de Fato
08 Feb 2017 Deux propositions de loi pour lutter contre l’accaparement des terres agricoles Sénat.fr
06 Feb 2017 Groups join forces over ancestral land The Namibian
06 Feb 2017 Brasil: Terras na região do Cerrado viram alvo de especuladores Brasil de Fato
06 Feb 2017 Sugar giant has sweet dreams Phnom Penh Post
05 Feb 2017 Whose crops, at what price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar Oxfam
05 Feb 2017 RSPO: Perusahaan Wilmar Melanggar Hak Masyarakat Kapa Pusaka
05 Feb 2017 Argentina: Las joyas de la abuela Nuestras Voces
03 Feb 2017 The dynamics of land deals in Africa PLAAS
03 Feb 2017 Aquaculture plan gets the nod Khmer Times
03 Feb 2017 Saudi Company allocates more than $90 million to South Kazakhstan poultry farm Astana Times
03 Feb 2017 More protests at Land Ministry Khmer Times
02 Feb 2017 Interview: “Pastoralist women have the capacity to lead” ILEIA
02 Feb 2017 New Hope group backs australian agriculture, plans to invest $1b by 2020 ABC
01 Feb 2017 Hundreds ask for help in disputes Khmer Times
31 Jan 2017 Brazil to open airlines, agricultural land to foreign buyers: sources Reuters
31 Jan 2017 Brasil: Carta de Fortaleza Movimientos
31 Jan 2017 Paraguay: CIDH pide información sobre desalojo de campesinos de Guahory Resumen Latinoamericano
Liberia: Cease governmental surveillance and harassment against human rights advocates defending land and natural resource rights. Send letter to President Sirleaf

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  • La Silla Vacía | 09 Feb 2017 Colombia Un fallo histórico: ZIDRES declaradas exequibles

    Ahora, con la exequibilidad, se brinda la seguridad jurídica que requerían para que lleguen nuevas empresas a acaparar, concentrar y privatizar un recurso escaso y que comunidades campesinas como étnicas requieren para desarrollar sus contribuir con la soberanía alimentaria del país.

  • AFP | 09 Feb 2017 Accord contre l'accaparement des terres agricoles

    Députés et sénateurs ont trouvé un accord jeudi sur la proposition de loi visant à lutter contre l'accaparement des terres agricoles par de grandes sociétés et à préserver le modèle français d'exploitation familiale.

  • Brasil de Fato | 08 Feb 2017 Brasil: Cerrado perde metade da vegetação nativa; agronegócio acelera o processo

    A região já perdeu 50% de sua vegetação; a extensão do desmatamento se compara ao território da Bélgica.

  • Sénat.fr | 08 Feb 2017 Deux propositions de loi pour lutter contre l’accaparement des terres agricoles

    Mardi 7 février 2017, les sénateurs français ont adopté, à l'unanimité et avec modifications, la proposition de loi relative à la lutte contre l'accaparement des terres agricoles et au développement du biocontrôle.

  • The Namibian | 06 Feb 2017 Groups join forces over ancestral land

    Swapo parliamentarian expresses concern over what he called land grabbing by 'corrupt' politicians and their powerful and international business partners in various northern regions of Namibia.

  • Brasil de Fato | 06 Feb 2017 Brasil: Terras na região do Cerrado viram alvo de especuladores

    Fundos estrangeiros sabotam legislação brasileira e usam mecanismos do mercado para comprar terras no Cerrado.

  • Phnom Penh Post | 06 Feb 2017 Sugar giant has sweet dreams

    A colossal sugar mill in Preah Vihear province will roar to life again next week. Rui Feng (Cambodia) International’s sugar mill and refinery, Chinese-owned firm and its four sister companies collectively hold five separate ELC licences covering a total 40,000 hectares.

  • Oxfam | 05 Feb 2017 Whose crops, at what price? Agricultural investment in Myanmar

    Oxfam looks at the current level and types of agribusiness investment in Myanmar, outlines some of the risks to communities, and explores state regulation of outbound investments as a potential way to promote responsible business practices in the sector.

  • Pusaka | 05 Feb 2017 RSPO: Perusahaan Wilmar Melanggar Hak Masyarakat Kapa

    Setelah menanti keputusan selama lebih dari dua tahun, pada tanggal 1 Februari 2017, masyarakat Kapa menerima keputusan RSPO yang menyatakan bahwa Wilmar telah melanggar standar keberlanjutan RSPO, dan tidak memenuhi persyaratan hukum Indonesia.

  • Nuestras Voces | 05 Feb 2017 Argentina: Las joyas de la abuela

    Salta aprobó por decreto pasar de 1.000 a 35.000 las hectáreas que pueden estar en manos extranjeras en la Puna y los Valles Calchaquíes.

  • PLAAS | 03 Feb 2017 The dynamics of land deals in Africa

    Looking at several large-scale land deals in Mozambique, Tanzania and Zambia, this documentary highlights the nuanced impacts of these investments.

  • Khmer Times | 03 Feb 2017 Aquaculture plan gets the nod

    Cambodia has agreed for a China-based firm to invest $100 million in freshwater and seawater aquaculture projects to supply fish for local demand and export, beginning with a pilot zone to grow tilapia fish in 200 hectares of ponds before investing in 2,000 hectares.

  • Astana Times | 03 Feb 2017 Saudi Company allocates more than $90 million to South Kazakhstan poultry farm

    Saudi Arabian Al Ramez International Group will finance a poultry farm in the South Kazakhstan region and is willing to invest in other agricultural areas, such as cultivating sheep and cattle.

  • Khmer Times | 03 Feb 2017 More protests at Land Ministry

    Representative from nearly 200 families protested at the Ministry of Land Management in Phnom Penh, demanding the ministry expedite a solution to their land disputes with three sugarcane plantation companies in Koh Kong province.

  • ILEIA | 02 Feb 2017 Interview: “Pastoralist women have the capacity to lead”

    In Tanzania, large scale investment is increasing and this has a huge impact on pastoralists’ access to land.

  • ABC | 02 Feb 2017 New Hope group backs australian agriculture, plans to invest $1b by 2020

    Chinese investment in Australian agriculture is usually a magnet for controversy, but one Chinese company has remained immune from criticism, with plans to invest $1 billion by the end of the decade.

  • Khmer Times | 01 Feb 2017 Hundreds ask for help in disputes

    About 500 people representing thousands of families from by citizens from Kampong Speu, Koh Kong, Preah Vihear and Oddar Meanchey provinces affected by the development of sugarcane plantations requested intervention from Hun Sen.

  • Reuters | 31 Jan 2017 Brazil to open airlines, agricultural land to foreign buyers: sources

    The government will soon propose a bill lifting a ban on foreign investors buying agricultural land in Brazil, on the condition that 10 percent of any purchase is destined to land reform to benefit landless farmers and peasants, said a presidential aide.

  • Movimientos | 31 Jan 2017 Brasil: Carta de Fortaleza

    "Combatir la venta de tierras para el capital extranjero, el retroceso de la reforma agraria y el modelo del agronegocio a través de jornadas de luchas y ocupaciones en el mes de abril".

  • Resumen Latinoamericano | 31 Jan 2017 Paraguay: CIDH pide información sobre desalojo de campesinos de Guahory

    En el texto, la CIDH otorga a Paraguay un plazo de 15 días para informar sobre “si se estarían adoptando medidas para proteger la vida e integridad” de los campesinos desalojados

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