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04 Aug 2017 Law360
ICSID roundup: Hungary
British agricultural company Magyar Farming Co. Ltd., along with two Hungarian companies called Kintyre KFT and Inicia ZRT, hit Hungary with an ICSID claim on Aug. 1.
27 Jul 2017 Xinhua
World Bank offers 10 mln USD for land policy project in Sierra Leone
The World Bank says it had a team of consultants in Sierra Leone in May 2017 to do an assessment of large scale agricultural land acquisitions and that the report is now ready with several recommendations.
27 Jul 2017 Phnom Penh Post
Vietnam rubber firm reaches accord with Ratanakkiri ethnic villages
In an agreement mediated by the IFC’s watchdog mechanism, a controversial Vietnamese plantations company has reached a deal with 11 ethnic minority villages affected by its Ratanakkiri operations
11 Jul 2017 World Bank
Private Sector Workshop on Responsible Agricultural Investment
World Bank and UNCTAD workshop brings 25 participants from the private sector together to discuss and share experiences and views on large scale agricultural investment
10 Jul 2017 GITPA
Vis et vicissitudes d'un accaparement de terres au Cambodge: le cas de la compagnie vietnamienne Hoang Anh Gia Lai dans la province septentrionale de Ratanakiri
Interview par le GITPA (Patrick Kulesza) de Frédéric Bourdier, membre du réseau des experts du GITPA pour l’Asie du sud est
28 Jun 2017 Commodafrica
Le concept d'agropole porte vraiment à débat au sein des ONG
Inter-Réseaux et SOS-Faim Belgique contestent la pertinence du « modèle théorique d’agropoles [qui] se heurte à des réalités historiques et sociales spécifiques aux zones de mise en œuvre. »
14 Jun 2017 Liberation
Une agro-industrie africaine aux mains du privé, un avenir radieux pour l'humanité ?
Youssouf Porgo, de la Confédération paysanne du Faso, affirme que les paysans ont été lésés lors de la redistribution des terres après l’aménagement du pôle de croissance agricole de Bagré.
29 May 2017 Maravi Post
Land rights now! A loud calling from the homeless and destitute
A recent visit to the district of Salima uncovered how a senior chief displaced poor families when she made shabby land deals with the Dutch company Malawi Mangoes Limited, which is backed by the World Bank and the FMO of the Netherlands.
01 May 2017 IDI
World Bank fuels land grabs in Africa through shadowy financial sector investments
Unjust Enrichment: How the IFC Profits from Land Grabbing in Africa, new report by Inclusive Development International, Bank Information Center, Accountability Counsel, Urgewald and the Oakland Institute.
20 Apr 2017 Oakland Institute
World Bank sides with agribusinesses against farmers, indigenous communities
As the World Bank Group’s spring meetings get underway in Washington, DC, the Bank’s complicity in corporate grabbing of land and natural resources around the world has become more blatant than ever
19 Apr 2017 Oberver
Uganda: Govt pays billions in taxes for Aya, Bidco, Quality Chemicals
The Ugandan government has settled the tax obligations for Bidco since 2003, when it set up oil palm plantations in the country. If the government fails to provide more land, it may continue paying Bidco's taxes, which stood at Shs 12.4bn (US$3.4M) last year
04 Apr 2017 Arbetet
World Bank ignores land grabbing
New documentary film shows how sales of huge land areas of Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian government, to foreign investors, have led to starvation and forced displacement, and how the World Bank is complicit.

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25 Sep 2017 - Paris
Accaparement des terres agricoles : Responsabilités françaises
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09 Oct 2017 - Online
Online Dialogue on Responsible Large-Scale Agricultural Investment in the Mekong Region,
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10 Oct 2017 - Tokyo
Global AgInvesting Asia 2017
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