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  • Sierra Leone: Parliament legalize Sierra Tropical operations
    • Awoko
    • 08 May 2019

    Sierra Tropical Investment Company, a subsidiary of Dole Asia Holdings, has been given the green light to operate a 4,335 ha pineapple farm by the House of Parliament.

  • Itochu to invest US$57.7m in bananas
    • Produce Plus
    • 25 Oct 2016

    Itochu's $57.7m investment through its Dole business will include a 55 per cent increase of its 20,000 ha plantations in the Philippines by 2018

  • Itochu, CP in deal to take $10.4 billion stake in Citic
    • WSJ
    • 20 Jan 2015

    A Japanese trading conglomerate and the holding company of Thailand’s richest person acquire a fifth of Citic Ltd., in one of the biggest foreign investments in a Chinese state-owned company.

  • Japan’s Itochu and CP Group said in talks to invest in Citic
    • Bloomberg
    • 05 Dec 2014

    Talks with CITIC follow July agreement on business alliance between Itochu, Japan’s third-largest trading company, and the CP Group in an attempt to expand food supply in the world’s most populous region.

  • Chinese flooded with land offers
    • West Australian
    • 19 Jun 2013

    Companies linked to China's biggest agricultural conglomerate are being flooded with offers to buy or lease "hundreds of thousands" of hectares of land in Australia's Wheatbelt in the early stages of their bid to create an independent grain supply chain from the port of Albany.

  • Japan & Mozambique - Africa's soyabean potential
    • NHK
    • 13 Jun 2013

    NHK World video report looks at Itochu's efforts to grow soybeans for export in Mozambique in collaboration with JICA.

  • PrimeAg may be ripe for foreign picking
    • The Land
    • 04 Sep 2012

    It is understood the agricultural division of the $163 billion Canada Pension Plan Investment Board has been sniffing around Australian agricultural land recently and has had discussions in Australia with landholders such as PrimeAg.

  • Australia approves China farm purchase, sparks investment concern
    • Reuters
    • 03 Sep 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.

  • Farmers’ militant actions victoriously shut down the bioethanol plant
    • APC
    • 30 Aug 2012

    The Asian Peasant Coalition, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and the Danggayan dagiti Mannalon ti Isabela say that because of farmers’ militant actions a bio-ethanol plant was victoriously shut down in San Mariano, Isabela, northeastern Philippines

  • Stop Devoting Our Lands for Food Security of Other Nations
    • Asian Peasant Coalition
    • 29 Mar 2012

    At least 100 farmers joined a protest in front of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City led by the members of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) in the Philippines such as the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), AMIHAN (National Federation of Peasant Women), UMA (Union of Agricultural Workers), and the PAMALAKAYA (National Federation of Small Fisherfolks of the Philippines). Also present is the Anakpawis partylist and the National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates (NNARA)-Youth.

  • International group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms
    • Inquirer
    • 06 Jun 2011

    An international fact-finding team is in the country to investigate the alleged land-grabbing by Philippine, Japanese and Taiwanese companies of some 11,000 hectares from indigenous peoples in Isabela to build the biggest bio-ethanol project in the Philippines.

  • Japan changes tack to fix food shortage
    • Financial Times
    • 03 Aug 2009

    After focusing for decades on oil, metals and minerals, Japan's huge trading houses are turning to agricultural commodities, with Tokyo enthusiastically supporting the shift amid concerns about local and global food security .

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