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.

Fábrica de açúcar nasce no Cunene

Angola e Japão assinaram ontem, em Luanda, um protocolo para a construção das fábricas de produção e refinação de açúcar e etanol, no município de Humbe, no Cunene. O projecto tem uma área total de 66 mil hectares de plantação de cana-de-açúcar.

Sudan: It's business time in Juba

A group of twenty Dutch companies visited Juba this week, looking for business opportunities. In the South Sudanese capital they bumped into a 50-member strong delegation from Japan, who was there for exactly the same purpose. Meanwhile, the Indians are on their way.

Pakistan offers free farmland to Japanese tsunami victims

Pakistan is ready to offer free agriculture land to Japanese farmers who lost their crops and land in the March earthquake and tsunami, Tariq Puri, chief executive of the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan said in a meeting with Japanese officials.

International group probes alleged land-grab by foreign firms

An international fact-finding team is in the country to investigate the alleged land-grabbing by Philippine, Japanese and Taiwanese companies of some 11,000 hectares from indigenous peoples in Isabela to build the biggest bio-ethanol project in the Philippines.

El costo de un mal negocio

La explosiva convergencia de la crisis alimentaria y financiera de 2008 desencadenó una nueva carrera por la apropiación de tierras africanas, que se mantiene hasta hoy. Las corporaciones de alimentos y los inversionistas privados buscan arrancar su tajada