26 May 2017 Agrimoney
Farmland Partners may buy land in Canada, but rules out Scottish deal
Farmland Partners is investigating a land purchase in Canada, and looked at farms in Scotland too, in its quest to exploit global farm price growth it sees continuing, driven by the quest to meet food demand.
21 Mar 2017 PRNewswire
AgDevCo and CDC invest US$11.5m in Jacoma Estates Group to expand its Malawian farming operations
The financing from the UK's development finance institution will help Jacoma expand its farming operations at its Tropha Estates in Northern Malawi, where it produces high value macadamia nuts, chilli and paprika.
28 Feb 2017 Reuters
Congo plantation firm financed by UK aid accused of breaking promise to help workers
One of Africa's largest palm oil companies that is majority-owned by the British government through foreign aid funding has failed to meet a promise to improve housing for its Congolese workers or pay them on time, investigations have revealed.
20 Dec 2016 Ashmore International
Ashmore International acquires more acres of new farmland in 2016
​Ashmore International is closing out one of its more active quarters to date, with the acquisition of thousands of acres of new farmland in South America, with a large percentage in coffee farmland.
09 Dec 2016 The Times
‘Exploited’ workers, hotels and online shopping funded by aid
A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia Inc, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation.
25 Nov 2016 Ecofin Agency
Senegal: British firm SCL accused of lands grabs by Fass-Ngom farmers
The people of the Sinthiou Thirmoy village in Senegal are protesting against the British firm Société de Culture Légumière, accusing it of land grabbing.
21 Nov 2016 Ndarinfo
Sénégal : les populations de Sinthiou Thirmoy accusent la SCL d’accaparement de terres
Les populations de Sinthiou Thirmoy ruminent une vive colère contre un projet d’extension de la Société de Culture Légumière, une entreprise britannique financé par le fond de développement belge BIO
08 Nov 2016 FPP
Melka group company in Peru withdraws from RSPO as Shipibo complaint exposes land grabbing and illegal deforestation
In its letter to the RSPO, Plantaciones de Pucallpa claims to have divested all its palm oil estates, land, related activities and equipment and PdP has no involvement in the Palm oil industry.
30 Oct 2016 AFR
Australian Agricultural Company, the other landholder taken by foreign investors
Joe Lewis, the owner of football team Tottenham Hotspur, is the ultimate owner of the AA Trust, which has just converted 59 of 160 Convertible Notes into fully paid ordinary shares in AACo.
30 Sep 2016 Africa Intelligence
L'Union européenne suspecte Bayer d'accaparement de terres
Une délégation de cinq eurodéputés s’est rendue en Tanzanie du 19 au 22 septembre pour vérifier si les accusations d’accaparement de terre portées par l’ONG Concern contre le Southern Agricultural Growth Corridor (SAGCOT) sont fondées.
28 Sep 2016 Starr FM
Ghana to lose over $3m project over land dispute
AgDevCo, a company financed through the UK's DFID, is embroiled in a land conflict concerning its 3,800 Farming Hub project in Babator, Ghana.
10 Sep 2016 France Info
Australie : les Britanniques possèdent plus de terres agricoles que les Chinois
Le gouvernement australien vient de rendre public son registre des exploitations agricoles. Surprise : ce ne sont pas des groupes chinois qui possèdent le plus de terres, mais des investisseurs britanniques et américains.


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