The global land rush 10 years on: Taking stock of commercial pressures on land
The global land rush 10 years on: Taking stock of commercial pressures on land
In a draft paper presented at the World Bank annual conference on land and poverty, IIED takes stock of evidence and lessons from trends in natural resource investments over the period 2006-2016.
Accaparement des terres : le groupe Bolloré/SOCFIN refuse le dialogue avec les communautés
Accaparement des terres : le groupe Bolloré/SOCFIN refuse le dialogue avec les communautés
Une délégation de Sierra Leone, représentant les communautés locales affectées par les accaparements de terres par le groupe Bolloré/SOCFIN est actuellement en tournée en Europe.
AgDevCo and CDC invest US$11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to expand its Malawian farming operations
AgDevCo and CDC invest US$11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to expand its Malawian farming operations
The financing from the UK's development finance institution will help Jacoma expand its farming operations at its Tropha Estates in Northern Malawi, where it produces high value macadamia nuts, chilli and paprika.
Madagascar : les droits fonciers des paysans sont régulièrement violés, selon le CETIM
Madagascar : les droits fonciers des paysans sont régulièrement violés, selon le CETIM
Dans un compte-rendu adressé au rapporteur spécial des Nations unies sur l'environnement et les droits de l'homme, le CETIM dénonce les expropriations abusives dont sont victimes les propriétaires du foncier rural malgache.
Reflexiones sobre el acaparamiento de tierras en África: de la fiebre al análisis pormenorizado
Reflexiones sobre el acaparamiento de tierras en África: de la fiebre al análisis pormenorizado
La narrativa sobre el acaparamiento de tierras es una tendencia clara desde el 2008. No obstante, esta dinámica se puso en marcha por la liberalización del mercado de tierras en la década de los 90, y se desencadenó aún más por la aceleración de la crisis global del capitalismo al comienzo del nuevo milenio.
Adecoagro mulls sugar takeovers - and rice, dairy, meat investments
Adecoagro mulls sugar takeovers - and rice, dairy, meat investments
Adecoagro revealed that executives had been "travelling all around" southern Brazil investigating potential sugar acquisitions, and was mulling growth in the likes of rice, dairy and beef, after slashing its debts in a "milestone" year.
La loi sur l'accaparement des terres agricoles partiellement invalidée
La loi sur l'accaparement des terres agricoles partiellement invalidée
Le Conseil Constitutionnel a invoqué la Déclaration des droits de l'Homme de 1789 pour invalider partiellement jeudi soir la récente loi sur l'accaparement des terres agricoles en France.
Groups petition Jigawa Govt over acquisition of farmlands by Chinese firm
Groups petition Jigawa Govt over acquisition of farmlands by Chinese firm
The Civil Society Network Against Corruption and the African Network for Economic and Environmental Justice urge the government of Jigawa State to urgently address the displacement of farmers in 36 communities by a Chinese company.
Les Verts européens demandent la fin de l'huile de palme dans les biocarburants
Les Verts européens demandent la fin de l'huile de palme dans les biocarburants
Le rapport demande de cesser complètement d’ici à 2020 l’utilisation de l’huile de palme dans les biocarburants et de développer une certification pour les produits contenant de l’huile de palme produite de manière « socialement responsable »
 Will you help us to save Palawan from the oil palm rush? Open letter to 'Mam Gina', Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez
Will you help us to save Palawan from the oil palm rush? Open letter to 'Mam Gina', Department of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Regina Lopez
By inviting Malaysian oil palm investors in Palawan, Philippines, President Duterte is doing exactly the opposite of what he promised to do
23 Mar 2017 CCPA
Who is buying the farm? Farmland investment patterns In Saskatchewan, 2003-14
Report sets out to provide a more complete picture of farmland investment patterns in Saskatchewan, identifying major private and out-of-province investors and the extent of their holdings in Saskatchewan.
23 Mar 2017 Reuters
Namibian president calls for land expropriation
Namibia wants to transfer 43 percent, or 15 million hectares of its arable agricultural land, to previously disadvantaged blacks by 2020, and "also look at foreign ownership of land".
22 Mar 2017 Agence Ecofin
Après la Côte d’Ivoire, c’est l’Afrique du Sud qui veut interdire la propriété des terres agricoles aux étrangers
Le gouvernement sud-africain a publié vendredi dans le Government Gazette un projet de loi visant à interdire aux étrangers l’accès à la propriété foncière agricole.
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
31 Jan 2017 Au Sénégal, l’accès aux terres des exploitants familiaux menacé IIED
30 Jan 2017 Rwanda : le groupe Rai installera bientôt une plantation de cannes à sucre de 8 000 hectares Agence Ecofin
New powerful documentary film on landgrabbing in Ethiopia launches kickstarter fundraising campaign to support land defenders

Sign petition to stop the oil palm expansion in the Philippines that represents a final blow to indigenous people’s rights and the country’s environment

  • 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

  • IIED | 31 Jan 2017 Au Sénégal, l’accès aux terres des exploitants familiaux menacé

    Le Sénégal possède un système de gouvernance foncière complexe et mal réglementé qui, conjugué à une urbanisation rapide et à un intérêt croissant des investisseurs étrangers, débouche sur la privatisation des terres et la diminution des terres arables à la disposition des exploitants familiaux

  • Agence Ecofin | 30 Jan 2017 Rwanda : le groupe Rai installera bientôt une plantation de cannes à sucre de 8 000 hectares

    Le conglomérat industriel Rai group signera un accord avec le gouvernement rwandais sur la mise en place d’une plantation de cannes à sucre de 8 000 ha

New powerful documentary film on landgrabbing in Ethiopia launches kickstarter fundraising campaign to support land defenders


Sign petition to stop the oil palm expansion in the Philippines that represents a final blow to indigenous people’s rights and the country’s environment


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