Sierra Leone: Parliament legalize Sierra Tropical operations
    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.
    • Awoko
    • 08 May 2019
    Itochu to invest US$57.7m in bananas
    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
    • Produce Plus
    • 25 Oct 2016
    Itochu, CP in deal to take $10.4 billion stake in Citic
    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.
    • WSJ
    • 20 Jan 2015
    Japan’s Itochu and CP Group said in talks to invest in Citic
    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.
    • Bloomberg
    • 05 Dec 2014
    Chinese flooded with land offers
    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.
    • West Australian
    • 19 Jun 2013
    Japan & Mozambique - Africa's soyabean potential
    NHK World video report looks at Itochu's efforts to grow soybeans for export in Mozambique in collaboration with JICA.
    • NHK
    • 13 Jun 2013
    PrimeAg may be ripe for foreign picking
    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.
    • The Land
    • 04 Sep 2012
    Australia approves China farm purchase, sparks investment concern
    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.
    • Reuters
    • 03 Sep 2012
    Farmers’ militant actions victoriously shut down the bioethanol plant
    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
    • APC
    • 30 Aug 2012
    Stop Devoting Our Lands for Food Security of Other Nations
    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.
    • Asian Peasant Coalition
    • 29 Mar 2012
    International group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms
    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.
    • Inquirer
    • 06 Jun 2011
    Japan changes tack to fix food shortage
    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 .
    • Financial Times
    • 03 Aug 2009

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