Rice producer in talks with First Pacific

SL Agritech Corp plans to establish a 2,000-3,000 hectare commercial rice plantation in Iloilo this year, a top company official said yesterday, in what could involve a joint venture with Hong Kong-based conglomerate First Pacific Co. Ltd.

Laguna Lake fishers at the mercy of 'development'

Today, Laguna Lake is considered by many fisherfolks as a dying lake. Its ecosystem has been destroyed by the government's forced prevention of the entry of seawater, pollution from factories and cities surrounding the lake, and continuing reclamation and development projects under the government's Public-Private Partnership (PPP) programme.

APWLD Forum News on landgrabbing

The Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development has published a special issue of its bulletin on landgrabbing, its impacts on women and their resistance, across the Asia Pacific region.

Land Inc

In 2012, Terra Project started a long term documentation investigating the drivers, the trends, the mechanisms and the impacts of land acquisitions across the world.

Cargill fund boosts agri firm expansion

Powered by a $34.45-million infusion from a Singapore-based hedge fund owned by Cargill Inc., the expansion and acquisition binge of AgriNurture Inc. has accelerated into a buildup of farm hectarage that will see the company buy up some 1,400 hectares.