Black River Asset Management, a subsidiary of Cargill, one of the world's biggest food producers, has bought four grain-producing farms in the Darling Downs farming region between Dalby and Chinchilla.
UkrLandFarming, the Ukraine agriculture giant in which Cargill bought a stake in January, is seeking further investors to fund a warchest for buying on the cheap groups brought low by the country's crisis.
“We can have a nice debate about foreign investment here in Australia, but in the global context it isn’t a discussion about whether it is nice to have, we need it, we absolutely need it.”
In a new report released today, Oxfam analyzes how companies are approaching and developing their agricultural investments in Latin America, how land was acquired, and how small farmers and communities were affected in Paraguay, Guatemala and Colombia.
Black Earth Farming sells 28,000 ha of farmlands in Voronezh, Russia to company owned by Ukrainian oligarch Oleg Bakhmatyuk and US grain trader Cargill.
Four case studies document widespread abuses by Cargill palm oil supplier Kuala Lumpur Kepong
To make up for a shortfall in financing of the agriculture sector, 24 million ha have been made available to private investors.
Pour rattraper le retard en matière de financement du secteur, 24 millions d'hectares ont été mis à disposition d'investisseurs privés. Riz, café, hévéa, ils peuvent tout produire !
Cargill has doled out $200 million for a stake in UkrLandFarming, Ukraine’s largest agribusiness holding, in a potentially far-reaching deal that sources said would see both groups partner up in future grain exports to China and other growing markets.
Le géant américain du négoce agricole Cargill a acquis 5% du premier producteur agricole ukrainien, Ukrlandfarming, comptant accroître les exportations vers la Chine de céréales de cette ex-république soviétique aux "terres noires" très fertiles.
Bloomberg reports that a Colombian government plan to help Cargill and other investors acquire farmland was possibly killed by the FARC, meeting with officials for peace talks 1,400 miles away in Havana.
The government wants to correct decades of 'land reform in reverse'. But powerful criminal, armed and business interests are ranged against the country's displaced peasants.