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16 Sep 2017 FERN
European Development Finance Institutions and land grabs: The need for further independent scrutiny
This study highlights the role of European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in possible land grabs and questionable forestry projects in Africa.
13 Sep 2017 MacauHub
AgDevCo supports banana production in Mozambique
The Africa Agriculture Development Company (AgDevCo) has partnered with Nika SA, a Mozambican investment company, to recover a banana plantation by increasing its planted area and productivity
06 Sep 2017 Agrimoney
Zambeef shares tumble, as weak crop prices, wheat disease hit profits
The group, backed by European development banks, revealed it had sold 90% of its Zampalm operation to the Industrial Development Corporation of Zambia, a state-backed fund, for $16m
31 Aug 2017 GAI
AgDevCo invests $5M in Zambia’s Katito farming enterprises
AgDevCo expects that its investments in two large-scale commercial farming enterprises in Zambia will provide the “critical mass” needed to attract ancillary businesses along the supply chain
22 Aug 2017 CommodAfrica
Dekeloil a démarré sa deuxième unité de palmier à huile en Côte d’Ivoire
Dekeloil a obtenu les droits pour planter des palmiers à huile sur une superficie d’environ 24 000 hectares, principalement sur d’anciennes plantations de cacao et palmier à huile.
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


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25 Sep 2017 - Paris
Accaparement des terres agricoles : Responsabilités françaises
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Online Dialogue on Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong Region,
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Global AgInvesting Asia 2017
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