Twenty-four days have passed since land defender Joël Imbangola Lunea was brutally killed by Canadian palm oil company Feronia Inc.'s chief of security at Bempumba, in the Province of Equateur of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Kiryandongo Sugar, allegedly owned by some Indians, Agilis, owned by an American called Philip Investor, and Sole Agro Business Company, also owned by Indians, have been named in the evictions of thousands of people in the western districts of Kiryandongo and Masindi in Uganda.
By buying up US farmland and leasing it to large-scale farm machinery operators, TIAA is closing the door on policies that could revive the more diversified farming that used to underlie healthy local economies.
The land projects envisaged in the agreement to receive US$480 million grant from the Millennium Challenge Corporation of the United States will enhance tenure security and tradability of land for smallholders, women, and firms.
Bank of America’s Specialty Asset Management group manages more than 94,000 assets with a value of $13.6 billion for individuals and institutions looking for timberland, farms, ranches, energy interests, or real estate.