Panama Papers:  Elusive beneficiaries of Mozambique’s $4.2bn agricultural deal uncovered
Panama Papers: Elusive beneficiaries of Mozambique’s $4.2bn agricultural deal uncovered
Despite claims that a massive agricultural development deal in Mozambique will benefit the country’s citizens, there are indications that the project is designed to benefit a select few and could leave 100,000 Mozambicans displaced, write Khadija Sharife, Luis Nhachote
Fraude : Épinglée, Senhuile va verser un milliard à l’État du Sénégal
Fraude : Épinglée, Senhuile va verser un milliard à l’État du Sénégal
La société d’agrobusiness Senhuile a accepté de verser à l’État sénégalais la somme de 1,1 milliard de francs CFA après qu’elle a été prise en flagrant délit de fraude douanière.
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.
25 Jul 2016 Verdade
“Panama Papers”: Vendendo machambas moçambicanas a empresas offshore
Actualmente, os investidores internacionais estão atentos a uma nova oportunidade: terras agrícolas, especialmente no Corredor de Nacala norte de Moçambique.
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.
23 Jul 2016 La Arena
También en tierras, Macri favorece a los capitales extranjeros
El gobierno de Mauricio Macri es particularmente permisivo al capital extranjero. Aguarda una lluvia de miles de millones de dólares de inversión. Una de las áreas donde implora por esa extranjerización es en materia de tierras.
15 Jun 2016 Kazakhstan’s land reforms The Diplomat
15 Jun 2016 North Dakota rejects corporate farm ownership by 3-to-1 Margin CommonDreams
14 Jun 2016 Wall St. funds flirt with farmland Progressive Farmer
14 Jun 2016 Les préconisations des Églises européennes pour la sécurité La Croix
14 Jun 2016 Argentina: Bajo la consigna de luchar contra la extranjerización de tierras se presentó el Movimiento Campesino de Liberación Misiones Online
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
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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