Two of Washington’s largest tree fruit orchards have been taken over by financial companies, as operators reportedly began to realize the operations would need large capital infusions to renew older orchards and remain competitive.
One of Canada’s largest pension funds acquires majority stake in Australian company that owns 44,167 ha of arable land, as well as significant grain storage, fertilizer, agronomy, livestock, farming and logistics businesses.
Through a joint venture with California-based agricultural firm Pomona Farming, the Public Sector Pension Investment Board of Canada is buying about 165 square kilometres of land to diversify into GMO-free farms.
The BFB sale has raised concerns that even if local bidders are able to raise the cash required for these deals, they’re not able to compete with the vast resources and track records of international players.
A group of Riverina farmers is demanding answers from the federal government over the sale of BFB, a large diversified agribusiness in Temora, which is being sold by a US private equity investor to a Canadian pension fund.
Solange Bolembe of RIAO-RDC, an information and support network for community organisations in the DR Congo, explains the challenges that women face who live in communities affected by oil palm plantations.
Guardiani delle piantagioni di palma da olio che tormentano la popolazione, salari bassi e contratti fantasma: ecco la denuncia dei leader comunitari raccolta dalle ong nella Repubblica Democratica del Congo.
Sans le nommer directement, Philippe Couillard s’est engagé à « limiter » les activités de rachat de terres agricoles de l’un des cofondateurs de la CAQ, Charles Sirois, qui dirige le fonds d’investissement Pangea.