BrasilAgro, which recently merged with farmland investor Agrifirma, continues to aggressively implement its business model that focuses on the acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland.
The Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Rabobank announced at the World Economic Forum in Davos to anchor the $1 billion sustainable agriculture and forestry initiative with matching cornerstone investments of $40 million each.
Friends of the Earth Netherlands launched a report warn that Dutch Banks ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank have to take responsibility for the disastrous environmental and social consequences of providing finance to the palm oil sector at large scale.
Dutch-based ABN AMRO, ING and Rabobank are structurally involved in scandals concerning destruction of rainforest and land-grabbing in Asia and Africa. Milieudefensie is calling on the banks to cease financing the industrial palm oil sector.
Granjeros como Mircea Necrilescu descubrieron un día que una parte de sus tierras había sido vendida. Al reclamar, el gobierno les mostró documentos que acreditaban la venta voluntaria de esas tierras.
China's appetite for offshore investment in food and agriculture is expected to rebound from a lull that has delayed some deals, given strong interest to meet growing domestic demand, a leading banker said.