On the occasion of a new report on land speculation in the Cerrado by the Brazilian Network for Social Justice and Human Rights, Friends of the Earth (FOE) interviews one of the report’s authors to shine some light on the issue.
The World Bank is financing a land titling program in the Brazilian State of Piauí, where large areas of land have been grabbed from local communities and illegally occupied by big agribusiness companies.
Groups once again publicly denounce the alarming increase in violence and violations of rights of the communities in the Cerrado in Piauí, part of the region where the federal government is implementing its Matopiba Agricultural Development Plan
A região predominantemente do nordeste brasileiro chamada de MATOPIBA tem sido alvo da especulação imobiliária agrícola e da expansão do agronegócio, que conta com incentivos fiscais e créditos subsidiados pelo Estado para financiar a produção de soja, milho, eucalipto, algodão e cana-de-açúcar.
A segunda edição do Seminário Internacional "Fundos de Pensões, Mercados Financeiros e Especulação do Território" será realizada amanhã, dia 15 de fevereiro, no Centro de Pós-Graduação da Universidade de Nova York.
AgCAP has completed the sale of its initial Sustainable Agriculture Fund (SAF) portfolio, which included the sale to institutional and private equity investors of SAF’s three cropping aggregations in Australia.
In the last ten years, pension funds and other large investment funds have invested more and more in agricultural land as a part of their financial portfolios, contributing to increasing human rights violations and environmental destruction.