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.
23 Aug 2016 Korean company looking to crack open cashew nut market Vientiane Times
23 Aug 2016 Kazakhstan extends by five years moratorium on controversial Land Code amendments Astana Times
22 Aug 2016 ProSAVANA’s communication strategy and its impact: An analysis of JICA’s disclosed and leaked documents No! to landgrab, Japan
22 Aug 2016 Chinese companies to grow one million feddans of cotton in Sudan Sudan Tribune
22 Aug 2016 Le Liberia s'apprête à voter une loi foncière en faveur des communautés locales CommodAfrica
21 Aug 2016 L'Afrique, premier continent concerné par les transactions foncières massives RFI
20 Aug 2016 Colombia: El dilema de una multinacional El Espectador
19 Aug 2016 Sierra Leone: Fighting over palm fruits lands sick man in hospital - a case of human rights abuse in Malen Chiefdom Green Scenery
19 Aug 2016 Gratitude Railroad launches Gratitude Farmland Fund PR Newswire
18 Aug 2016 Paraguay: Fiscal desalojó a familias campesinas para entregar tierras del Estado a sojeros brasileño ALAI
18 Aug 2016 Harvard names head of $3.6 billion natural resources group Bloomberg
17 Aug 2016 Marche de protestation à Diokoul : les 1000 ha de la discorde Enquête Plus
17 Aug 2016 Argentina: El primer 'Parlamento de las naciones originarias' cuestionó el proyecto oficial de venta de tierras La Nación
17 Aug 2016 L'accaparement des terres, un phénomène mondial Relations
17 Aug 2016 In Brazil's 'Wild West' a young prosecutor takes on corrupt land deals Reuters
17 Aug 2016 Uganda: Tilting land laws: Minister Amongi’s poisoned chalice Daily Monitor
16 Aug 2016 Conferencia Internacional Tierras y Territorios en las Américas Conferencia Internacional Tierras y Territorios en las Américas
16 Aug 2016 Gabon aims to cut yawning poverty gap by ending its dependency on oil Guardian
16 Aug 2016 IFC commits $45M to China's Hosen Capital CMN
15 Aug 2016 Nigeria partners South African firm on $700 million real estate, agriculture deal Naija 247
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