CEFF II raised $1 billion from a group of institutional investors, mostly pension funds, to invest in high-tech greenhouses, indoor, vertical farms, and other sectors that need controlled environment agriculture facilities.
Indiana-based Teays River Investments has agreed to acquire family-owned Grimmway Farms – the self-proclaimed largest carrot producer in the world – for an undisclosed sum.
Victims of an alleged 2007 land investment fraud scheme in Romania say they are going to the Office of the Prosecutor General with the case following the Police and Border Guard Board's decision not to launch a criminal investigation.
The Addax Bioenergy project continues to pose challenges to communities in Sierra Leone nine years after its start. In a new turn of events, the whole community of Tonka community has been informed it will be relocated.
Ingleby group is owned by the Swedish billionaire family of Hans Rausing. The group exploited over 100,500 ha of land worldwide, of which 81,500 ha farmland and 7,261 ha forest.
- Romania Insider
29 Jun 2018
Swedwatch report shows how local communities were affected when the Addax Bioenergy project in Sierra Leone stalled and when development banks exited from the project without taking steps to protect that the rights of local communities.
Swedish investor EcoDevelopment registered a claim at the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes against the Tanzanian government on September 11, 2017 for revoking a land title amid concerns over the impact on local communities and a wildlife sanctuary.
This study highlights the role of European Development Finance Institutions (DFIs) in possible land grabs and questionable forestry projects in Africa.
Black Earth Farming revealed it had agreed, in essence, a $200m takeover by a Russia's Kukura family in the most high profile of a series of retreats by foreign investors from the Black Sea agricultural market.
Holding the Development Finance Institutions responsible when private sector projects fail. The case of Addax Bioethanol in Sierra Leone.
- Bread for the World
04 Sep 2016
The Government has decided to shelf the Bagamoyo EcoEnergy sugar plantation project in order to safeguard Wami River from which the project would draw its water.
Canadian company developing plantations in the DRC announces new financing from a syndicate of European development funds, backed by Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Sweden and the UK.