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08 Mar 2017 Guardian
Farmers sue World Bank lending arm over alleged violence in Honduras
Peasants in Honduras have sued a branch of the World Bank over its financing of the corporation Dinant, which has vast palm oil plantations in Bajo Aguán valley
08 Dec 2016 Mondiaal Nieuws
Tanzania allows Maasai land to be stolen under the guise of development
Large-scale agricultural projects are driving people off their land in Tanzania. An example is the case of the Maasai of Mabwegere, who are being dealt with harshly.
16 Nov 2016 4-Traders
IFC international finance provides $50 million to Adecoagro to support sustainable agriculture in Argentina
IFC, a member of the World Bank, will provide US$50 million to the Argentine subsidiaries of Adecoagro S.A., a company backed by billionaire George Soros, to support resource-efficient farming and food processing technologies
23 Sep 2016 BWP
World Bank turns its back on pastoralist communities in Africa
In March the World Bank board granted a waiver of its current safeguard policy for indigenous peoples in relation to a loan to the government of Tanzania for SAGCOT, a multi-million dollar public-private partnership agribusiness development project.
19 Sep 2016 Slate
La Banque mondiale roule-t-elle pour Monsanto?
Depuis 2008, la Banque Mondiale a mis en place plusieurs initiatives sensées améliorer la sécurité alimentaire. Mais certaines sont directement associées aux grandes entreprises de l'agro-industrie.
16 Aug 2016 CMN
IFC commits $45M to China's Hosen Capital
The World Bank's IFC is committing up to US$30 million to Hosen Investment Fund III, the latest vehicle from Hosen Capital, a Chinese private equity fund with a strong focus on agriculture and food industry.
23 Jul 2016 CADTM
Banque mondiale, une zone de non-droit protégée par des juges
Un litige oppose des pêcheurs et des paysans indiens à la Société financière internationale (SFI)
14 Jul 2016 Thompson Reuters Foundation
Global call to development banks: don't fund projects that violate human rights
A growing number of governments have been criminalising the activities of land and human rights activists and putting restrictions on non-governmental groups.
21 Jun 2016 ICIJ
World Bank allows Tanzania to sidestep rule protecting indigenous groups
The World Bank’s board has granted a massive agribusiness project in East Africa a waiver that exempts it from following the bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy—sparking fears that the development lender is making an end run to resurrect a policy that it abandoned in public.
20 Jun 2016 ICIJ
Evicted tribes say they're left with nowhere to go
The World Bank’s board has granted an East African agribusiness project called SAGCOT a waiver that exempts it from following the bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy — sparking fears among human rights advocates that the development lender is setting a precedent that weakens protections for indigenous peoples.
13 Jun 2016 IFC
IFC Supports Agribusiness in Ukraine with A New Investment in Astarta
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide a debt financing package to Astarta, a leading agricultural producer, as part of broader efforts to support Ukraine's farming sector and spur economic development in the country.
31 May 2016 APO
Bidco Truth Coalition unites groups to demand accountability for Bidco
A Ugandan group of more than 100 farmers lost their land to Bidco and now a coalition of activists are launching a new platform, No2Bidco.org, to chart Bidco abuses.


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20 Mar 2017 - Washington DC
Conférence annuelle sur la terre et la pauvreté 2017: Gouvernance responsable des terres : vers une approche pragmatique
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20 Mar 2017 - Washington DC
Land and Poverty Conference 2017: Responsible Land Governance—Towards an Evidence-Based Approach
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Global AgInvesting 2017
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