Kenya's Murang'a county is home to Kakuzi, the food producer and exporter that occupies some 15,904 ha. Land ownership in this fertile area is out of reach for many who consider it their ancestral home.
Communities living within the concessions claimed by PHC have long sought to regain control over their lands and have called for negotiations to determine the conditions under which the company may be allowed to continue to operate.
European MPs issue an interparliamentary statement on the “Finance in common summit”, calling on public development banks to stop "harmful investments", such as those in the oil palm plantation company Feronia in the DR Congo.
The Sierra Leone Agriculture signed a 50-year lease for 41,582 hectares of land for the development of palm oil, displacing over 30,000 residents and farmers, mostly women, in the Northwest district of Sierra Leone
The sale includes just under 300,000 head of cattle, nine pastoral leases across the Northern Territory and Queensland totalling around 3.2 million hectares, and a 90 per cent stake in a feedlot business in Indonesia.
Seventy-nine Kenyans have launched a legal claim in the High Court in London against Camellia Plc (and other UK companies in the Camellia Group) for alleged human rights abuses at its Kenyan plantations.
Numerous women say they were raped by workers of three multinational companies that have been evicting people off a chunk of land in Uganda measuring about 37.8 square miles to establish large scale commercial farms.