• Thumb_tanzania-map Africa Intelligence | 30 Sep 2016

    L'Union européenne suspecte Bayer d'accaparement de terres

    Une délégation de cinq eurodéputés s’est rendue en Tanzanie du 19 au 22 septembre pour vérifier si les accusations d’accaparement de terre portées par l’ONG Concern contre le Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT) sont fondées.
  • Thumb_y La France Agricole | 29 Sep 2016

    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.
  • Thumb_lao-workers-in-plantation Vietiane Times | 29 Sep 2016

    Officials inspect banana plantation after workers fall ill

    Vientiane officials went to observe operations at a 40,000-hectare Chinese-owned banana plantation in Pakngum district yesterday after five workers fell ill from pesticide exposure.
  • Thumb_idm IDM | 29 Sep 2016

    Comment: Why voluntary policies will not stop deforestation

    “On their own these commitments are never going to stop deforestation. And there is a danger that zero deforestation policies are distracting attention and diverting resources away from the law enforcement and governance reforms that are needed.”
  • Thumb_35917336_403 Deutsche Welle | 28 Sep 2016

    Palm oil profits trump self-sufficiency in Sierra Leone

    Socfin's most recent project is in Sierra Leone. The country possesses massive amounts of land where oil palm production could thrive and a government that is willing to hand over this land to investors for not that much money.
  • Thumb_slowfood_terramadre_salonedelgusto_torino-158-x3-1024x664 Slow Food | 28 Sep 2016

    Take your hands off the earth!

    Activists from six countries as well as the UN Special Rapporteur on the rights of Indigenous Peoples joined a recent Terra Madre Forum on land grabbing, “Take Your Hands Off The Earth”.
  • Thumb_aus-china Beef Central | 28 Sep 2016

    Foreign land register: Do the figures stand up to scrutiny?

    Since the day it was released, the accuracy of the Australian government’s Foreign Owned Agricultural Land Register has come into question, with rural industry stakeholders disputing the amount of land actually held by Chinese interests
  • Thumb_screen_shot_2016-09-28_at_4 Starr FM | 28 Sep 2016

    Ghana to lose over $3m project over land dispute

    AgDevCo, a company financed through the UK's DFID, is embroiled in a land conflict concerning its 3,800 Farming Hub project in Babator, Ghana.
  • Thumb_screen_shot_2016-09-28_at_12 Reuters | 28 Sep 2016

    Global land rush enters "more dangerous stage", says anti-poverty group

    International land deals, often for giant agriculture projects, now cover an area the size of Germany and a growing share are getting up and running, fuelling fears that local residents will be displaced.
  • Thumb_oxfam Oxfam | 28 Sep 2016

    Murder and eviction: the global land rush enters new more violent phase

    Millions of people face being displaced from their homes as new data shows land sales covering an area the size of Germany are now under contract, warns Oxfam.
  • Thumb_sierra_leone_palm_oil_spip-2-19cb3 Equal Times | 28 Sep 2016

    Sierra Leone’s farmers continue to fight multinational land grabs

    A former member of Sierra Leone’s parliament has spoken of his determination to put an end to what he describes as the “underhand deals” taking place between the authorities and international palm oil producers in his country
  • Thumb_chacoparaguay-600x400-1406206894 IDM | 28 Sep 2016

    Ill-gotten lands: Deforestation and isolation in Paraguay’s Gran Chaco

    When the government of Paraguay enacted a law banning deforestation in 2004, it marked what might have become one of the most significant success stories in global forest conservation. Instead, it helped spark one of the world’s most pressing environmental crises.

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