• Mozambican farmers fear foreign land grabs
    • IPS
    • 22 Feb 2013

    “In the very short term land will became scarcest for Mozambicans because the government is attracting foreign investors arguing that we have huge unused land“, a spokesperson for UNAC told IPS. “What happens, in fact, when investors come, their appetite is centered on land already being used by locals.”

  • Swedish buffer fund AP2 seeks to grow timber, agricultural portfolio
    • IPE
    • 13 Feb 2013

    Sweden's second buffer fund hopes to increase its agricultural and timberland investments beyond the current 10% strategic benchmark for real estate, the fund's chief investment strategist has told IPE

  • The Race for Land
    • Forum Syd
    • 31 Dec 2012

    Land grabbing i fattiga länder har ökat dramatiskt under senare år. Det visar den nya rapporten ”The race for land” som Forum Syd, Afrikagrupperna och Kooperation Utan Gränser lanserade i december.

  • The race for land
    • Forum Syd
    • 31 Dec 2012

    This report from Afrika Grupperna, Forum Syd and Swedish Cooperative Centre examines different drivers behind the recent escalation of land deals as well as common arguments legitimating land grabbing, looking at case studies from Cambodia and Mozambique.

  • Swedish fund stokes Australia farm-buying spree
    • Agrimoney
    • 12 Dec 2012

    A Swedish pension fund has become the latest of a series of purchasers of Australian farmland, a buying spree which has fuelled public concerns, and raised discussion over curbs on foreign ownership.

  • US farm fund buys Elliott's old station
    • The Australian
    • 10 Dec 2012

    TIAA-CREF's Westchester group buys 17,200 ha Cobran Station, once Australia's largest rice farm, while Sweden's Forsta AP-fonden buys the 16,000 ha Merri Meric farm near Henty.

  • Acciones urgentes: Mozambique, la cooperación internacional para el desarrollo sueca viola los derechos de los campesinos en la provincia de Niassa
    • FIAN
    • 15 Oct 2012

    Este caso necesita de su Acción Urgente, exigiéndole al gobierno sueco a través de cartas: que lleve a cabo una evaluación de los impactos de su Plan de Ayuda al Desarrollo sobre los derechos humanos en Mozambique, que regule a los inversionistas que operan desde Suecia y que introduzca un mecanismo de monitoreo que siga de cerca las actividades empresariales de las compañías.

  • Land grabbing in focus
    • RLA Foundation
    • 18 Jun 2012

    The Right Livelihood Award Foundation co-organised a seminar in the Swedish Parliament on June 14, 2012 where a new report on land grabbing by researchers of the Right Livelihood College Campus in Lund was released.

  • Commitments to AP2 agriculture venture boosts assets to $2bn
    • IPE
    • 15 May 2012

    Sweden's SEK216bn (€24bn) buffer fund AP2 and TIAA-CREF have increased commitments to an agricultural property company launched last year to $2bn (€1.6bn), attracting interest from several Canadian investors.

  • Swedish aid investment resulted in land-grabbing
    • Sveriges Radio
    • 02 May 2012

    Swedfund, the Swedish development investment company, has invested tens of millions in a company that will produce ethanol in Sierra Leone, but the local people affected by water shortages and hunger when the company took over their land. Now the inhabitants urge Sweden for help.

  • Vill se öppenhet från Swedfund om Sierra Leone
    • Sveriges Radio
    • 02 May 2012

    Biståndsminister Gunilla Carlsson vill att Swedfund öppet delar med sig av resultaten, när organisationen själv granskar situationen i Sierra Leone. Efter Ekots rapportering, om att biståndsorganisationens investeringar i landet orsakar vattenbrist och hunger för fattiga, ska Swedfund besöka landet och se över de investeringar som gjorts i ett etanolprojekt.

  • Mozambique: World Bank to discuss land policy in the country
    • AIM
    • 19 Apr 2012

    A policy paper will next week be presented to the annual World Bank conference on land and poverty in Washington DC in the United States, which focuses on the confrontation between peasant producers and investors in the Mozambican province of Zambezia.

  • Women living near the #Socapalm oil palm plantation in Edéa, Cameroon, are struggling for their land, autonomy and livelihoods. Please read their account and sign in support before 15 December: https://forms.gle/gBKbFCv2Bizzpfbt7
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