Korea

Madagascar n'est pas à vendre

The Malagasy people staunchly oppose the grabbing of their lands and call on the Korean government, the leaders of Daewoo Logistics and the Korean people to take their resposibilities so that this project is called off!

Qatar land deal not unique to Kenya

The reported land deal between Kenya and Qatar is not unique. The Philippines Department of Agrarian Reform said in 2007 it was looking at large tracts of land for agribusiness development under a MoU signed with China. The memo calls for the development of land to grow hybrid corn, rice and sorghum.

Activists say 'land grab' in poor nations driven by global trends

Walden Bello said that many of the deals were struck in dysfunctional and corruption-ridden nations, and rejected claims the land being signed away is of poor quality, and that the projects will bring jobs and improve infrastructure. “What we’re talking about is private parties using state contracts to enrich themselves,” he said. “It’s an intersection of corrupt governments and land-hungry nations.”

Affaire Daewoo : l’opposition malgache attaque l’État

Visiblement, le dossier semble encore bien opaque aux yeux de la presse locale et des habitants, qui s’interrogent sur les bénéfices réels d’une telle opération pour leur pays. Confrontés à une médiatisation internationale, le gouvernement et Daewoo seraient-ils en train de revoir leur copie sur les conditions et l’ampleur du contrat ?

La konkista de la tierra

Los defensores del modelo de poner a producir las tierras desde los gobiernos, inversionistas o grandes corporaciones argumentan que se generan puestos de trabajo, que se hace rendir tierras ociosas y que se producen alimentos. Pero en ese análisis falta el principal elemento. La pobreza en el mundo reside en el campo, precisamente por modelos como éste.

Le KMF/CNOE exige la transparence

Le Comité national d'observation des élections a demandé des explications aux autorités malgaches, à propos de l'éventuelle acquisition d'une importante superficie de terrain par les Coréens de Daewoo.

'Global land grab' causing alarm among NGOs

The global food and financial crises have combined to create a new form of colonialism in which countries short of resources and corporations desperate for profits are buying up arable land in emerging nations, NGOs say. The non-governmental organisations have expressed concern at this "global land grab," which they say is threatening the survival of rural livelihoods in some parts of the world.

A vendre : pays pauvres

Le Cambodge a annoncé qu’il devrait avoir signé d’ici à mi- 2009 et que les accords concerneraient 2,5 millions d’hectares (l’équivalent de la Bretagne). Notons que le pays continue de recevoir une aide d’urgence du Programme alimentaire mondial, ce qui permet de douter de sa capacité à nourrir à la fois sa population et celle du Golfe…