Global land rush enters
Global land rush enters "more dangerous stage", says anti-poverty group
International land deals, often for giant agriculture projects, now cover an area the size of Germany and a growing share are getting up and running, fuelling fears that local residents will be displaced.
Sierra Leone’s farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs
Sierra Leone’s farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs
A former member of Sierra Leone’s parliament has spoken of his determination to put an end to what he describes as the “underhand deals” taking place between the authorities and international palm oil producers in his country
Miracle or mirage? Manufacturing hunger and poverty in Ethiopia
Miracle or mirage? Manufacturing hunger and poverty in Ethiopia
Report exposes how authoritarian development schemes have perpetuated cycles of poverty, food insecurity, and marginalized the country’s most vulnerable citizens.
Complément d'enquête: Bolloré réclame 50 millions d'euros à France 2
Complément d'enquête: Bolloré réclame 50 millions d'euros à France 2
Le groupe Bolloré a assigné France 2 en justice et lui réclame 50 millions d'euros pour la rediffusion de l'émission "Complément d'enquête" consacrée à l'industriel breton Vincent Bolloré et à ses activités en Afrique.
A Maurice, de nombreuses familles réclament leurs terres exploitées depuis trois siècles par des compagnies sucrières
A Maurice, de nombreuses familles réclament leurs terres exploitées depuis trois siècles par des compagnies sucrières
S’il peut paraître difficile aujourd’hui de restituer physiquement les terres en question à toutes ces familles qui demandent réparation, rien n’empêche l’Etat mauricien d’obliger l’industrie sucrière à négocier avec toutes ces familles en vue d’éventuels dédommagements
Colombia peace deal to usher in rural reform but land conflicts feared, experts say
Colombia peace deal to usher in rural reform but land conflicts feared, experts say
Conflicts over land are likely to increase following a peace deal as once no-go areas open up for business and development projects, experts say
Mali : Modibo Keita seul, dispose de 20 000 hectares dans la zone Office du Niger
Mali : Modibo Keita seul, dispose de 20 000 hectares dans la zone Office du Niger
Depuis la chute de Kadhafi en 2011, les terres de Malibya sont à prendre, et Modibo Keïta admet en avoir récupéré certaines. Mais cela ne lui suffit pas.
Bollore-Socfin steals Liberian land with empty promises and government help
Bollore-Socfin steals Liberian land with empty promises and government help
Virtually none of the promises made by the company to the communities in exchange for lands were kept.
Dossier :  La Belgique et l'Europe complices des accaparements de terres
Dossier : La Belgique et l'Europe complices des accaparements de terres
Plusieurs ONG belges ne quittent pas des yeux trois entreprises, actives dans l’huile de palme, qu’elles soupçonnent d’accaparement de terres : Siat, Socfin et Feronia
Lao government promises over land are met with suspicion
Lao government promises over land are met with suspicion
Laos’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has estimated that government officials have given more than one million hectares of the country’s total land area of 23.7 million hectares as concessions to foreign investors
28 Sep 2016 Beef Central
Foreign land register: Do the figures stand up to scrutiny?
Since the day it was released, the accuracy of the Australian government’s Foreign Owned Agricultural Land Register has come into question, with rural industry stakeholders disputing the amount of land actually held by Chinese interests
28 Sep 2016 Starr FM
Ghana to lose over $3m project over land dispute
AgDevCo, a company financed through the UK's DFID, is embroiled in a land conflict concerning its 3,800 Farming Hub project in Babator, Ghana.
28 Sep 2016 Oxfam
Murder and eviction: the global land rush enters new more violent phase
Millions of people face being displaced from their homes as new data shows land sales covering an area the size of Germany are now under contract, warns Oxfam.
02 Aug 2016 El acaparamiento de tierras: tácticas utilizadas por actores europeos en el exterior CENSAT
01 Aug 2016 Index L'Obs : Senhuile L'Observateur
01 Aug 2016 Tunisie : l’acquisition des terres agricoles restera interdite aux étrangers Agence Ecofin
01 Aug 2016 Group warns of rising ASEAN land grab conflicts VoA
31 Jul 2016 Bolloré utilise-t-il les poursuites judiciaires pour faire taire les journalistes ? Les Inrocks
30 Jul 2016 Ndiael - Les populations réclament leurs terres Miroir
29 Jul 2016 RD Congo : les droits fonciers des paysans menacés par l’entreprise d’exploitation Feronia Inc. – Grain Agence Ecofin
29 Jul 2016 Argentina, Mendoza, San Rafael: puesteros frenan un desalojo en Punta de Agua Jornada Online
29 Jul 2016 Non, Monsieur Le Foll, malheureusement, la France ne soutient pas l’agro-écologie en Afrique Libération
28 Jul 2016 US investors ploughing billions into palm oil, claims report Guardian
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