World Bank

World Bank turns its back on pastoralist communities in Africa

In March the World Bank board granted a waiver of its current safeguard policy for indigenous peoples in relation to a loan to the government of Tanzania for SAGCOT, a multi-million dollar public-private partnership agribusiness development project.

La Banque mondiale roule-t-elle pour Monsanto?

Depuis 2008, la Banque Mondiale a mis en place plusieurs initiatives sensées améliorer la sécurité alimentaire. Mais certaines sont directement associées aux grandes entreprises de l'agro-industrie.

IFC commits $45M to China's Hosen Capital

The World Bank's IFC is committing up to US$30 million to Hosen Investment Fund III, the latest vehicle from Hosen Capital, a Chinese private equity fund with a strong focus on agriculture and food industry.

Evicted tribes say they're left with nowhere to go

The World Bank’s board has granted an East African agribusiness project called SAGCOT a waiver that exempts it from following the bank’s Indigenous Peoples Policy — sparking fears among human rights advocates that the development lender is setting a precedent that weakens protections for indigenous peoples.