Switzerland

Biocarburants: victoire des ONG à Berne

Les Chambres fédérales en Suisse ont clos la révision de la loi sur l’imposition des carburants en adoptant un durcissement des critères sociaux et écologiques en matière de carburant d’origine végétale.

Land governance programme map

On January 22 a comprehensive database on land and resource governance programmes funded by members of the Global Donor Working Group on Land will be presented during the AGA in Paris.

Big ag deal goes largely unnoticed

Late on Wednesday night an Australian trust backed by Swiss, Danish and US fund managers agreed to pay more than $200 million for 12,000 hectares of almond groves in northern Victoria.

UK’s Lonrho gets buyout offer

Lonrho Plc, which operates farms and claims land concessions in several African countries, said it received a £174.5 million buyout offer from a company controlled by Swiss billionaire Thomas Schmidheiny and investor Rainer-Marc Frey.

Worreh Yeama people say no to Addax Bioenergy

On 2 March, officials of Swiss company Addax Bioenergy went to install pegs on a large stretch of boli land without reference to the owners of the land and in contrast with the lease agreement which says the company shall only concentrate on the upland.