The Bandung Declaration by members of the International Land Coalition underscores that if agrarian reform is going to build justice, it must redistribute land.
A UNIDROIT Working Group is currently developing, in collaboration with FAO and IFAD, an instrument on agricultural land investment contracts.
Ce guide vise à attirer des investissements dans l'agriculture tout en assurant que ceux-ci contribuent à sortir les gens de la pauvreté, participent au développement rural et protéger l'environnement.
The guide proposes model contract clauses that can fill gaps in domestic law and contribute to promoting more sustainable foreign agricultural investment.
La communauté internationale a répondu a l'accaparement des terres avec des dizaines d’initiatives mondiales et régionales pour amener les gouvernements, les investisseurs et les communautés à réagir.
Over sixty parliamentarians from Central Africa met in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, to discuss how to promote sustainable agricultural investment.
Foreign investors in the agricultural sector are under regulated in the current framework of international investment law, voluntary guidelines and fragmented national investment legislation, and over protected in regional and bilateral investment treaties and domestic regulation.
Study estimates that foreign investors have acquired between 10–14 per cent of the total agricultural land in Laos.
The authors found reports of 86 Chinese agriculture projects covering 9 million hectares of land in developing countries. They were able to confirm the existence of 55 projects covering 4.9 million hectares.
Study finds reports of 86 Chinese agriculture projects covering 9 million ha of land in developing countries and confirms the existence of 55 projects covering 4.9 million ha.
While certain provisions in contracts can contain sensitive commercial information that may require a level of confidentiality, it does not justify keeping all information about large-scale agricultural projects outside the public domain.
Private investors and governments have recently stepped up foreign investment in farmland in the form of purchases or long-term lease of large tracks of arable land, notably in Africa. This brief examines the implications of this trend for sustainable development.