DR Congo communities pressured to cede land rights by company controlled by development banks
DR Congo communities pressured to cede land rights by company controlled by development banks
Despite severe pressure and intimidation, communities have rejected an MOU and are appealing for international support to demand that Feronia respect their decision.
Communautés locales, méfiez-vous des entreprises de palmier à huile !
Communautés locales, méfiez-vous des entreprises de palmier à huile !
Deux organisations de la société civile ont sensibilisé les populations du groupement de Bomono Ba Mbengue, Camoeroun sur les tactiques et stratégies employées par des entreprises pour s’accaparer de vastes étendues de terres.
High Court gives creditors go-ahead to wind up Karuturi
High Court gives creditors go-ahead to wind up Karuturi
Kenya's High Court has given creditors of the collapsed Karuturi Limited a go-ahead to begin the winding up of the once vibrant flower firm.
Brazil campaigners hail court decision canceling large land deal
Brazil campaigners hail court decision canceling large land deal
Campaigners in Brazil on Wednesday hailed a court decision to cancel a major land acquisition deal because investors had illegally acquired territory from small-scale farmers.
Court rules that Brazilian businessman who sold lands to TIAA-CREF acquired lands illegally
Court rules that Brazilian businessman who sold lands to TIAA-CREF acquired lands illegally
A Brazilian businessman involved in the acquisition of farmland by US, Canadian, German and Swedish pension funds could face criminal charges for land grabbing.
Why is the EU funding Ethiopia's repression of land rights defenders?
Why is the EU funding Ethiopia's repression of land rights defenders?
Opponents of the Ethiopian government’s policies have faced violence, but the EU has continued to provide funding for its commercial land deal projects.
Agribusiness, a step towards increased food dependency in Africa
Agribusiness, a step towards increased food dependency in Africa
Throughout the Congo Basin sub-region, whether in Mundemba (Cameroon) or Mboma (Gabon), we see agribusiness increasingly competing with local agricultural economies.
EU, Ethiopia, Germany launch 3.8 million euro project to support agricultural investments in Ethiopia
EU, Ethiopia, Germany launch 3.8 million euro project to support agricultural investments in Ethiopia
Today, the Ethiopian Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources with support from the European Union and Germany launched a 3.8 million euro project to support responsible agricultural investment in Ethiopia.
Ex-Karuturi flower farm workers yet to get pay
Ex-Karuturi flower farm workers yet to get pay
Five workers from the troubled Karuturi Flower Farm in Naivasha have died over the last three months while waiting for their dues after the farm was placed under liquidation and over 3,000 workers sent packing.
Company uses loophole in Lao law to grab land in Savannakhet
Company uses loophole in Lao law to grab land in Savannakhet
Villagers in southern Savannakhet province have been at loggerheads with the Chinese-backed Lamxe Road-Bridge Construction Company since May, when the firm started clearing land for cattle farms.
24 Jul 2016 RIAO-RDC et GRAIN
Des communautés de la RD Congo sous pression pour céder leurs droits fonciers à une société contrôlée par des banques de développement
En dépit de graves pressions et intimidations, les communautés ont rejeté le cahier des charges et font appellent au soutien international afin que Feronia respectent cette décision.
22 Jul 2016 Le Monde
Au Liberia, les « sans terres » attendent toujours la loi qui reconnaîtra leurs droits
Solange Bandiaky-Badji de L’ONG Rights and Ressources Initiative explique dans un entretien au Monde Afrique les enjeux de l’adoption d'un loi sur les droits fonciers, qui avait été présentée comme un modèle pour les autres pays de la région.
21 Jul 2016 Economist
Africa’s real land grab
Never mind foreign interlopers. African urbanites are scooping up more land
14 Jun 2016 Land grabs soar, worsen land conflicts and climate change: Report teleSUR
14 Jun 2016 Global farmland deals now cover area the size of Finland: campaigners Reuters
14 Jun 2016 Land reform and food sovereignty Nyéléni newsletter
14 Jun 2016 Report finds big ag's global land grab expanding to new frontiers Common Dreams
14 Jun 2016 The global farmland grab in 2016: how big, how bad? GRAIN
13 Jun 2016 Agriculture : La Chine à l'assaut des terres françaises ARTE
13 Jun 2016 Maroc : Evaluation de l’opération de partenariat public privé autour des terres agricoles de l’Etat Ministère de l'Agriculture
13 Jun 2016 IFC Supports Agribusiness in Ukraine with A New Investment in Astarta IFC
13 Jun 2016 Ethiopian China-backed sugar-export push hits cash, design snags Bloomberg
13 Jun 2016 Morocco: Leased farmland attracts $1.4 bn investment in 2015 Africa Report
Stop further destruction by Bidco Africa! The No2Bidco Campaign in Uganda and Kenya request support for their struggle against Bidco Africa- a multinational joint venture involving Wilmar International that has decimated Bugala Island Uganda, clearing some 18,000 acres of rainforest to make way for an oil palm plantation. Sign this letter to request that the UNDP immediately disassociate from the project.

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Stop further destruction by Bidco Africa! The No2Bidco Campaign in Uganda and Kenya request support for their struggle against Bidco Africa- a multinational joint venture involving Wilmar International that has decimated Bugala Island Uganda, clearing some 18,000 acres of rainforest to make way for an oil palm plantation. Sign this letter to request that the UNDP immediately disassociate from the project.


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