• Jusqu'où ira la razzia sur les terres agricoles des pays pauvres ?
    • Inter Press Service
    • 01 Mar 2009

    La FAO s’apprête à sortir ces jours-ci un mode d’emploi sur la bonne gouvernance foncière. Histoire que le nouveau droit foncier de Madagascar ne soit pas défini par Daewoo Logistics. Et que les petits paysans du Sud participent enfin au débat

  • Vietnam aims to lease land for rice crops
    • Phnom Penh Post
    • 26 Feb 2009

    Vietnam, the world's second-largest rice producer, plans to lease Cambodian farmland to grow rice in areas close to the border, officials said this week.

  • Israeli business delegation due in Cambodia in March
    • Phnom Penh Post
    • 23 Feb 2009

    An Israeli delegation is set to visit Cambodia on March 16, hoping to forge agreements in agriculture and telecommunications

  • Infrastructure investments necessary, but at what cost?
    • The Daily Nation
    • 01 Feb 2009

    While I am all for infrastructure projects, the way these large-scale agriculture projects are being conceived leaves a lot to be desired. One, they are shrouded in secrecy. Two, this being Kenya, it is not clear who will benefit most.

  • Improving food security in Arab countries: Is land acquisition a viable strategy?
    • World Bank
    • 31 Jan 2009

    Saudi Arabia and the UAE are worldwide leaders in buying farmland in third-party countries, followed by China and Japan, says the World Bank.

  • Cambodia farm land sold to wealthy nations
    • Channel 4 (UK)
    • 29 Jan 2009

    Never mind the food miles: when prices are soaring around the world some countries have found a way of keeping their own consumers happy - farming out their farms overseas. One of Asia’s poorest countries, Cambodia, is at the top of their wish list.

  • Cambodian PM makes first Middle East visit
    • Associated Press
    • 13 Jan 2009

    Kuwait granted Cambodia a 546-million-dollar agricultural loan in August in return for crop production.

  • China appropriates foreign and domestic land to build its rubber empire
    • Agweek
    • 12 Jan 2009

    Some Laotian farmers are losing their ancestral lands or being forced to become wage workers on what were once their fields

  • Activists say 'land grab' in poor nations driven by global trends
    • AFP
    • 04 Jan 2009

    Walden Bello said that many of the deals were struck in dysfunctional and corruption-ridden nations, and rejected claims the land being signed away is of poor quality, and that the projects will bring jobs and improve infrastructure. “What we’re talking about is private parties using state contracts to enrich themselves,” he said. “It’s an intersection of corrupt governments and land-hungry nations.”

  • La konkista de la tierra
    • La Jornada
    • 27 Dec 2008

    Los defensores del modelo de poner a producir las tierras desde los gobiernos, inversionistas o grandes corporaciones argumentan que se generan puestos de trabajo, que se hace rendir tierras ociosas y que se producen alimentos. Pero en ese análisis falta el principal elemento. La pobreza en el mundo reside en el campo, precisamente por modelos como éste.

  • Pays riches et groupe financiers achètent des terres cultivables dans les pays pauvres
    • RTL
    • 23 Dec 2008

    Des pays en quête de ressources alimentaires et des groupes financiers séduits par les perspectives du marché mondial de l'agriculture acquièrent en masse des terres arables dans des pays le plus souvent pauvres ou émergents, un phénomène qui inquiète des ONG.

  • 'Global land grab' causing alarm among NGOs
    • AFP
    • 23 Dec 2008

    The global food and financial crises have combined to create a new form of colonialism in which countries short of resources and corporations desperate for profits are buying up arable land in emerging nations, NGOs say. The non-governmental organisations have expressed concern at this "global land grab," which they say is threatening the survival of rural livelihoods in some parts of the world.

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