29 Sep 2016 La France Agricole
L’irrigation des cultures commerciales augmente les tensions
Selon une étude universitaire suédoise, l’achat de terres agricoles en Afrique par des sociétés étrangères, augmente les risques de conflits et de tensions sur les ressources en eau.
24 Aug 2016 PNAS
Green and blue water demand from large-scale land acquisitions in Africa
In the last decade, more than 22 million ha of land have been contracted to large-scale land acquisitions in Africa, leading to increased pressures, competition, and conflicts over freshwater resources.
20 Jul 2016 IISD
Investing in land for water: The converging legal regimes
This policy brief presents the different sources of law that are triggered by the use of water for farmland investments, and makes recommendations to help reconcile different legal regimes while ensuring water issues are adequately addressed.
11 Jul 2016 Middle East Eye
Turmoil in Saudi water sector as country runs dry
Saudis have been urged to invest in land and water resources overseas, but now face an immense water crisis
08 Jul 2016 Daily News Egypt
Egypt is investing more than Israel to develop Africa, says analyst
Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that Israel will support Ethiopia to develop its water resources by enhancing its agriculture systems.
11 May 2016 WFFP
Atelier international sur la lutte pour la justice sociale et économique dans la pêche artisanale
WFFP vient de publier le compte rendu d'un atelier sur la lutte contre l’accaparement des océans
04 Apr 2016 The Nation
Chinese firm stirs anger by pumping water from river
A Chinese-owned firm operating banana plantations has caused a water conflict in Chiang Rai's Phaya Meng Rai district.
04 Mar 2016 Le Républicain Mali
Accaparement des terres et le manque d’accès à l’eau potable : Les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest engagent une lutte commune
La Convergence des luttes pour la terre et l’eau-Afrique de l’Ouest a organisé cette caravane afin de convaincre les décideurs à adopter des législations sur le foncier, l’eau, les semences qui font dans l’intérêt des populations plutôt que celui des élites et des investisseurs
09 Nov 2015 El Espectador
Escasez de agua pone en riesgo producción de alimentos, según la FAO
La organización alertó que el acaparamiento de tierras y la expansión de la agricultura intensiva están empeorando la situación de ciertas poblaciones locales.
04 Nov 2015 Rebelión
Resistencia popular contra el acaparamiento corporativo del agua
Los esfuerzos corporativos para privatizar los derechos de agua concitan una robusta resistencia popular en las comunidades de todo el mundo, que afirman su derecho a decidir cómo se utilizan los recursos hídricos
05 Aug 2015 Mehr News
Implementation of extra-territorial culture in three countries
Iranian institute starts offshore food production in Kazakhstan and will soon expand to Ukraine and Ghana. It will also look into sourcing water supplies abroad.
15 May 2015 Guardian
Without ensuring universal access to water, there can be no food security
A new report on water for food security and nutrition shows how land, food and water issues are inextricably linked. This must be reflected in policymaking.


New powerful documentary film on landgrabbing in Ethiopia launches kickstarter fundraising campaign to support land defenders

Sign petition to stop the oil palm expansion in the Philippines that represents a final blow to indigenous people’s rights and the country’s environment

Who's involved?

18 Apr 2017 - New York
Global AgInvesting 2017