Philippines

Stop devoting our lands for food security of other nations

At least 100 farmers led by members of the Asian Peasant Coalition joined a protest in the Philippines against global land grabbing, calling on governments in Asia to stop devoting their lands to the food security of other nations

Stop Devoting Our Lands for Food Security of Other Nations

At least 100 farmers joined a protest in front of the Department of Agriculture in Quezon City led by the members of the Asian Peasant Coalition (APC) in the Philippines such as the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP), AMIHAN (National Federation of Peasant Women), UMA (Union of Agricultural Workers), and the PAMALAKAYA (National Federation of Small Fisherfolks of the Philippines). Also present is the Anakpawis partylist and the National Network of Agrarian Reform Advocates (NNARA)-Youth.

Probe of $50-M AMA deal with Bahrain sought

Legislator calls for an investigation, in aid of legislation, into the $50-million joint-venture deal between the Kingdom of Bahrain and the AMA Group Holdings to operate a 10,000-hectare agricultural farm in Mindanao.

Tillers seek probe of $300 M land lease deal with Bahrain

The militant peasant group Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas (KMP) today called on the House of Representatives’ committees on agrarian reform and agriculture to conduct a probe and shoot down a $300-million land lease deal the government entered into with Bahrain.

Bahrain firm inks $50m Philippines farm deal

Bahrain’s Nadir and Ibrahim Sons of Hassan Group has signed a $50 million agriculture investment deal with AMA Group Holdings to use public land to grow crops including sugar, rice and bananas.

Cargill unit offers to buy 28% of AgriNurture

Black River Capital Partners Fund (Food) LP, a fund managed by the private equity arm of US agribusiness and trading giant Cargill, has offered to acquire 28.11 percent of Philippine fruit and vegetable grower AgriNurture Inc. for $30.4 million.