The Japan International Cooperation Agency says the project will advance sustainable agricultural development in the northeastern region of Mato Grosso State and bring benefits to Japanese and global food security
A new report accuses Harvard University’s endowment of contributing to “environmental destruction,” and the displacement and harassment of communities in its pursuit to acquire $1 billion worth of farmland worldwide over the past decade.
Front Line Defenders identifies the root causes of violence in Brazil, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and the Philippines, where more than 80% of the human rights defenders killed globally over the last four years were murdered.
A new report details the web of companies with which Harvard Management Company, the university’s investment arm, directly invests in farmland around the world, risking conflict with communities from California to Brazil.
In June 2018, Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture unveiled an agreement with the Brazilian Agricultural Machinery and Research Institute that gives a green light to Brazilian investors lobbying for large tracts of lands in the Rupununi savannahs.
Control of land for crops that sustain the world’s largest food businesses, such as Ferrero and Nestle, is the driving force behind the destruction of land affecting both environment and people worldwide.