Cambodia

Protests planned for Preah Vihear sugar plant’s opening

Representatives of more than 100 ethnic Kuoy villagers plan protest over the opening of a $360 million sugar mill – one of the largest in Asia– owned by Chinese company Rui Feng (Cambodia) International, which has been involved in series of land disputes with local villagers since 2012.

Australian banks and land grabs

​Almost two years ago Oxfam revealed that Australia’s Big 4 Banks — the ANZ, Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac — are backing agriculture and timber companies linked to land grabs in developing countries.

Thai company’s return to sugar group challenged by NGOs

Three local NGOs have filed a com­plaint with international sug­ar industry group Bonsucro for re­admitting Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol even though thousands of fam­ilies forced off the company’s for­mer plantations in Oddar Mean­chey province have yet to be fully compensated.

Land grabbing: “Big, big problem”

Kurt Langbein, director of a documentary film, “Land Grabbing“ visits the scenes of land grabs and talks to farmers, local communities and to the investors behind the schemes. The injustice of this destructive “development” model could not be clearer.