In response to resistance from people’s movements, Sri Lanka has pulled out of MCC agreement, which would have opened the door for commercial agriculture and large scale acquisition of Sri Lankan lands for foreign individuals and corporations.
Mauritius-based Sunbird Bionergy is pursuing a US$190 million cassava outgrower ethanol project in Zimbabwe's Luena farm block that includes a seedlings plantation that will eventually cover 10,000 ha.
Nationalist and left wing members of the Sri Lankan parliament are putting pressure on the Gotabaya Rajapaksa government to drastically modify the US-Lanka Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) Compact on land registration
The Peoples Coalition on Food Sovereignty demands the members of the Asian Infrastructure and Investment Bank stop funding projects, especially China’s Belt and Road Initiative, that result in landgrabbing.
The land projects envisaged in the agreement to receive US$480 million grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States will enhance tenure security and tradability of land for smallholders, women, and firms.
Deux ans après le changement de régime, le pays est engagé dans un Plan d’aménagement du territoire qui se traduit par un accaparement des terres et du littoral généralisé, selon les militants du Nafso
PT Nabire Baru plantation encroaches on the customary lands of the Yerisiam Gua peoples, who have written letters and protested peacefully against the project for the last four years. In 2012, the company was reported to have cleared 32,000 hectares in Nabire province.
The company, which has most recently bulldozed the local community's sago palms, is a subsidiary of RSPO member Goodhope Asia Holdings, registered in Singapore and owned by Carson Cumberbatch PLC of Sri Lanka.
Peuples Solidaires et ActionAid dénoncent aujourd’hui la façon dont les gouvernements encouragent la ruée mondiale vers la terre à travers des mesures incitatives offertes aux investisseurs privés et aux entreprises.