G8 move to halt 'farmland grabbing'

Japan will spearhead a drive at the Group of Eight summit to prevent "farmland grabbing" in developing countries and encourage responsible investing in agriculture.

Japan to propose land investment principles at summit

Japan is to propose introducing a set of principles to ensure smooth investment in agriculture in developing countries at a Group of Eight summit in Italy in July, a foreign ministry official said on Tuesday, in a move to limit 'land-grabbing'.

G8 farm ministers plot world food strategy

Farm ministers of the Group of Eight meeting in Italy this weekend aim to forge a strategy to secure food supplies and stabilize prices, as rich nations scramble for acreage abroad to feed their people.