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
06 Jul 2016 Romania agriculture outlook: The legal challenges that investors are facing Business Review
06 Jul 2016 Gabon, Olam persuade people to farm as income from oil dwindles Bloomberg
05 Jul 2016 Argentina: Doñate busca que se declare incostitucional el decreto de extranjerización de tierras ADN Río Negro
05 Jul 2016 Argentina: From the farm to the tax shelter Página 12
05 Jul 2016 Argentina: Del campo a la guarida fiscal Página 12
04 Jul 2016 Saudi company denies lawsuit against NZ govt Scoop
04 Jul 2016 Clarion call for Nigerian farmers to unite in the battle to save their lands Reuters
04 Jul 2016 FrieslandCampina targets market in Pakistan Retail Detail
04 Jul 2016 Roumanie : terre d’opportunités pour les agriculteurs européens ? RFI
02 Jul 2016 Enjeux et defis de la gouvernance fonciere Sud Online
02 Jul 2016 Argentina: El decreto del Gobierno Nacional que nos deja sin ley de tierras GAJAT
02 Jul 2016 Agua y protección del ecosistema, el suelo
02 Jul 2016 Le modèle néolibéral en Colombie: spoliation et accaparement des terres Invesig'action
01 Jul 2016 Tunisie : Nouveau code d'investissement : Les agriculteurs entre craintes et attentisme TAP
01 Jul 2016 Draft law: Foreigners allowed to buy up to 50 hectares of arable land in Romania Romania Insider
01 Jul 2016 Le foncier, d'hier à aujourd'hui, ou Saga autour du foncier au Sénégal APS
01 Jul 2016 Sénat en action : Après les vignobles, les chinois achètent en toute discrétion des terres agricoles Sénat en action
01 Jul 2016 Argentina: Macri cambió la Ley de Tierras y facilita la compra a extranjeros Cronista
01 Jul 2016 Chinese, Brazilian and Indian investments in African agriculture: impacts, opportunities and concerns Curtis Research
30 Jun 2016 Final monitoring report on the operations and the scale down of Addax Bioenergy (2016) SiLNoRF & BfA
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.

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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