Germany

Defining responsible farmland investing

Farmland is an increasingly attractive investment for pension funds, but some have held back from buying due to ethical and environmental concerns, and a fear of negative public perception.

Famine : polémique autour des politiques agricoles

La polémique portant sur l’aide chinoise à l’Ethiopie tient avant tout de la macro-économie – les investissements étrangers sont-ils facteurs de développement ? – et d’une question de conscience – peut-on importer des produits alimentaires d’un pays en proie à la famine ?

Forest fears as Paraguay's Chaco region sees land rush

In recent years, Mennonite Christians have been joined by Brazilian ranchers and private European investors, mainly from France, Germany and the Netherlands, to partake in a 21st Century land rush that has wiped out 1m hectares - nearly 10% of the forest - in just four years.