An American owned company with a track record of illegality and links to private equity giant Blackstone Group is threatening to destroy rainforests and dislocate local communities in Cameroon, Africa.
Meeting of delegates from eight districts and twenty chiefdoms affected by large scale land acquisitions for agribusiness in Sierra Leone ends with formation of a coalition to serve as a watchdog on land issues in the country.
Egypt’s Citadel Capital has been busy defending its work in Africa, such as in South Sudan where it has taken a number of measures to ensure its agribusiness project benefits the local community and doesn’t step on small farmer toes.
Entities such as USAID, the World Bank, and major U.S. universities are often the architects behind these land deals, which promise benefits for Africans but can often deliver food insecurity and displacement.
Selon un nouveau rapport, les transactions foncières « menacent de compromettre les droits fonciers des communautés rurales, d’aggraver l’insécurité alimentaire, d’accroître la pauvreté et de faire échouer les modèles de développement » du Soudan du Sud