Canada
23 Mar 2017 CCPA
Who is buying the farm? Farmland investment patterns In Saskatchewan, 2003-14
Report sets out to provide a more complete picture of farmland investment patterns in Saskatchewan, identifying major private and out-of-province investors and the extent of their holdings in Saskatchewan.
15 Mar 2017 Radio Canada
Davantage de terres agricoles appartiennent à des investisseurs, selon une étude
La superficie des terres agricoles appartenant à des investisseurs a considérablement augmenté en Saskatchewan entre 2003 et 2014
28 Feb 2017 Reuters
Congo plantation firm financed by UK aid accused of breaking promise to help workers
One of Africa's largest palm oil companies that is majority-owned by the British government through foreign aid funding has failed to meet a promise to improve housing for its Congolese workers or pay them on time, investigations have revealed.
16 Jan 2017 Farm Weekly
Investors wake up to ag value
Canadian investors - particularly pension funds - have led the way in changing Australian city money attitudes to agriculture.
09 Dec 2016 The Times
‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid
A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia Inc, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation.
23 Nov 2016 L'Écho
Xavier de Carnière, CEO de Feronia "Les plantations qui ont été délaissées par les multinationales ont disparu"
Xavier de Carnière, un Belge qui est à la tête de Feronia, a accepté de répondre aux questions de l'Écho concernant ses activités en RDC
20 Nov 2016 Globe and Mail
B.C. considers tax changes for farmland speculators
The B.C. government will consider proposals to impose higher property taxes on investors who buy agricultural land then reap huge tax benefits intended for farmers, not wealthy speculators.
16 Nov 2016 Jeune Afrique
RDC : Bernabé Kikaya Bin Karubi et le groupe canadien Feronia répondent aux accusations d’ONG
"Plaider pour une restitution des terres, ou demander à nos investisseurs de revoir leur engagement, revient à mettre en danger les emplois de milliers de travailleurs," réagit Feronia.
15 Nov 2016 El Watan
Engouement des opérateurs étrangers
Les investisseurs étrangers et nationaux se bousculent pour les grandes concessions agricoles en Algérie.
14 Nov 2016 P&I
Fiera creating joint venture to expand alts portfolio
Montreal-based Fiera Capital Corp. is taking the next step in its aggressive expansion plans that include adding agriculture and private equity to its current asset class offerings.
02 Nov 2016 L'Echo
ONG dénoncent le glissement d'argent public vers un proche de Joseph Kabila
Face au décalage entre la défense de Feronia et les témoignages remontant du terrain, les ONG demandent la mise en place d'une mission d'information indépendante internationale dans les zones concernées.
26 Oct 2016 Manitoba Cooperator
Canada: Senate to investigate farmland ownership
The Senate agriculture committee is launching a study into the ownership of Canadian farmland and the challenges that farmers face in expanding their operations.


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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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18 Apr 2017 - New York
Global AgInvesting 2017
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