• Global land and water grabbing
    • PNAS
    • 02 January 2013

    It is found that about 0.31 × 1012 m3⋅y−1 of green water (i.e., rainwater) and up to 0.14 × 1012 m3⋅y−1 of blue water (i.e., irrigation water) are appropriated globally for crop and livestock production in 47 × 106 ha of grabbed land worldwide (i.e., in 90% of the reported global grabbed land).

  • Grabbing at solutions: Water for the hungry first
    • National Geographic
    • 14 December 2012

    This piece is part of "Water Grabbers: A Global Rush on Freshwater", a special National Geographic News series on how grabbing land—and water—from poor people, desperate governments, and future generations threatens global food security, environmental sustainability, and local cultures.

  • Regar con lágrimas
    • Palabre-ando
    • 28 November 2012

    Que la agricultura industrial está detrás del uso intensivo del agua es una realidad no suficientemente conocida ni denunciada, sobretodo cuando sabemos que usa más agua de ríos, lagos y acuíferos que la que reponen las lluvias o las nieves.

  • China buys Japan water rights on two-decade land price slump
    • Bloomberg
    • 06 November 2012

    A two-decade slump in Japan’s real estate prices, an incomplete land registry and lax rules on buying forest with water rights are attracting investors led by China.

  • El 'acaparamiento de océanos’ representa una amenaza tan seria como el ‘acaparamiento de tierras’
    • Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el Derecho a la Alimentación
    • 30 October 2012

    El Relator Especial de las Naciones Unidas sobre el derecho a la alimentación, Olivier De Schutter, advirtió hoy sobre la amenaza que el ‘acaparamiento de los océanos’ representa para la seguridad alimentaria.

  • Farmland and water: China invests abroad
    • IISD
    • 01 October 2012

    The authors found reports of 86 Chinese agriculture projects covering 9 million hectares of land in developing countries. They were able to confirm the existence of 55 projects covering 4.9 million hectares.

  • The Netherlands and the global land and water grab
    • TNI
    • 25 September 2012

    This Fact Sheet examines the involvement of The Netherlands in global land and water grabbing.

  • Africa’s land-grab disaster in waiting
    • The Star
    • 12 September 2012

    Investments in industrial scale agriculture must balanced by equitable flow of benefits to smallholder farmers

  • Australia: Chinese bid for Cubbie sparks political row
    • ABC
    • 03 September 2012

    The approved sale of sprawling Australian cotton farm Cubbie Station to Chinese interests has sparked a political row as Nationals Senator Barnaby Joyce insists foreign ownership is not in the national interest.

  • Australia approves China farm purchase, sparks investment concern
    • Reuters
    • 03 September 2012

    Australia approved a Chinese company's bid for giant (100,000 ha) cotton farm, including entitlements to a massive 537,000 mega litres of water, or enough to fill Sydney Harbour.

  • L'eau, un enjeu oublié dans l'acquisition de terres cultivables à l'étranger
    • AFP
    • 31 August 2012

    L'eau est un enjeu souvent oublié dans le marché d'acquisition de terres cultivables à l'étranger, ont mis en garde des experts lors de la Semaine internationale de l'eau, organisée cette semaine à Stockholm.

  • Economic disaster beckons as water-hungry investors buy up Africa's land
    • The Guardian
    • 31 August 2012

    Water drawn from rivers, dams or underground to irrigate new farms in Africa may severely affect users downstream

  • Send a letter calling on the financial backers of Agilis Partners to stop the land grabs and human rights violations against the Kiryandongo community in Uganda
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