31 Oct 2012 CLEC
Cambodians file complaint with US government against Domino Sugar parent
Two hundred and seven families have turned to the US Government to help mediate the long-running dispute with the exclusive purchaser of the sugar, New York-based American Sugar Refining (ASR).
26 Oct 2012 Huffington Post
Africa's false dilemma
"It seems incongruous that Herakles Farms claims it is trying to improve the lives of local people but then there is scarcely any consultation with those same people over what is to be done with the land they depend on for their livelihoods, nor any serious acknowledgment of the risks posed to local environments and the global climate," writes Kumi Naidoo
18 Oct 2012 AllAfrica
Govts must lay foundation for private investment in agriculture
Cargill director says its corporate affairs team has constant interaction with African governments, and is encouraging them to change land regulations to facilitate investment.
16 Oct 2012 Bloomberg
MetLife bets on Brazil farms as bond yields hurt results
MetLife Inc, the largest US life insurer, started a business to make agricultural loans in Brazil as insurers expand in developing markets and seek investments to boost income with interest rates near record lows.
28 Sep 2012 Jeune Afrique
Sunny Verghese, les pieds sur terre
Olam est l'un des sept leaders du marché alimentaire mondial. Mais il se distingue par son intérêt pour l'amont de la filière, un secteur rémunérateur, selon Sunny Verghese.
18 Sep 2012 Bloomberg
Mendillo returns to farms as Harvard vies for Ivy rebound
Since Jane Mendillo took over the endowment in July 2008, Harvard’s holdings of forests, farms and other natural resources in Brazil as well as in New Zealand and Romania have grown to about 10 percent of the portfolio -- more than $3 billion -- and she wants to add more.
17 Sep 2012 AGTER
L’accaparement des ressources naturelles au Cameroun
Extraits vidéo d'une rencontre-débat avec Samuel Nguiffo, secrétaire général du Centre pour l’Environnement et le Développement du Cameroun (CED), à partir de l’analyse du giga-projet de plantation de palmier à huile Herakles
24 Aug 2012 Oakland Institute
Ethics complaint against AgriSol's Rastetter dismissed: Public scrutiny however unravels Rastetter's business dealings
The ethics complaint was filed by the Des Moines-based citizen group, Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement, for misusing his membership on the Iowa Board of Regents that oversees Iowa's public universities to advance an "African land grab".
23 Aug 2012 OFRANEH
Garifuna People of Honduras launch land recovery campaign
Campaign opposes land grabs of traditional territories in Honduras by elites and foreign investors.
09 Aug 2012 Agrimoney
Africa farm firm acquires 220,000-hectare landbank
The Nevada US firm Farm Lands of Africa has, after two years, accelerated its development into an agricultural producer by buying a rice-to-eucalyptus group in the Republic of Guinea with a landbank of 220,000 hectares, an area nearly the size of Luxembourg.
03 Aug 2012 The Gazette
Protesters disrupt Board of Regents meeting, want Rastetter removed
Group says regent abused position in pursuing relationship between Iowa State University and Ratsetter's agribusiness corporation, which is developing a farming operation in Tanzania.
31 Jul 2012 The Guardian
Mozambique's agricultural fortunes rest on a choice between Obama and Annan
The Obama model's first project in Mozambique will be to support Cargill, the giant grain trader and largest private company in the world, to take 40,000 hectares of farmland.


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