While Ethiopian and foreign companies such as Karuturi Global and Saudi Star have been given large leases and credit to farm lands in Gambella, local people have largely been left out, just as they have been excluded for decades
A ban on foreigners owning farmland introduced last year in Georgia's new constitution has made it more difficult for farmers to borrow because the country's mostly foreign-owned banks will no longer accept farmland as collateral.
Member organisations of La Via Campesina in Africa, America, Europe, and Asia are confronted by changes in soil use and by landgrabbbing on a massive and alarming scale that is in direct contradiction with popular agrarian reform.
La Cour suprême du Sénégal a annulé jeudi dernier l'octroi de 10.000 hectares au groupe Addoha du Maroc. Si Macky Sall avait ordonné le "blocage temporaire" de cette attribution, la Cour suprême, elle, a tout cassé.
By scoring countries in terms of ease of accessing land for agribusiness, the World Bank's new EBA land indicator seeks to accelerate land privatization and to facilitate corporate access to land in developing countries.
Elite Agro LLC, registered in Abu Dhabi, recently acquired the 100% ownership in Al Rawafed Holding, thus also becoming the owner of 12,000 hectares of arable land in Serbia and one of the largest landowners in the country.
Dans le cadre d'une campagne d’information sur les violences faites aux femmes riveraines des plantations de palmiers à huile, l’Ong Muyissi Environnement organise une tournée dans des villages gabonnais impactés par la multinationale Olam
Au lieu de destiner les terres malgaches à être occupées et exploitées par des Etats, entreprises et individus étrangers venant de pays plus riches, les dirigeants malagasy devraient procéder à l’organisation d’un meilleur accès des Malagasy à la terre dans toutes les régions
À l'origine des manifs qui ont amené à la chute du reǵime : la hausse du prix du pain, multiplié par trois. Pourtant, le Soudan exporte des produits agricoles vers les pays du Golfe, qui ont pris contrôle de plus d'un million d'hectares de ses terres pour leur propres besoins alimentaires.
Founder and CEO of the firm that was active in the rush to buy global farmland on the heels of the 2008 financial crisis has been arrested for defrauding investors, including the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Brazil's Alliance of Indigenous Peoples warned about President Bolsonaro's pledges to allow more farming and logging in the Amazon, and called on the EU to put pressure by refusing import of Brazil's agricultural products unless guaranteed that it's not comes from native lands or violated indigenous people's rights.
Civil society organisations launching a new campaign calling British government for an effective law to require companies and investors to take action to prevent human rights abuses, worker exploitation and environmental harm in their global operations, activities, products, services, investments and supply chains.
In 2011, the plantation management company, Socfin opened a new palm oil plantation in Malen, in south east Sierra Leone. The subsequent eight years have seen a grave property conflict emerge between a number of local residents and the company.
Nella provincia di Palawan, nelle Filippine, almeno 9.000 ettari sono stati convertiti in piantagioni di palma da olio. Causando indigeni privati del sostentamento e contadini indebitati: ecco gli effetti dell'espansione di questa monocoltura denunciati dalla Coalizione contro il land grabbing.
Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is working to bring sustainable palm oil into the “mainstream”. The RSPO aims to advance production, procurement, finance and use of sustainable palm oil products and not shy away from two key challenges on the horizon: winning over smallholders and African producers.
Nearly 700 people from different communities in Kampong Speu province, Cambodia protested in front of the Ministry of Land Management, Urban Planning and Construction, seeking a solution to their long-running land dispute with three sugar companies.
Activist from northern Cambodia’s Preah Vihear province urged authorities to release his son and other villagers who were detained amid an ongoing land dispute. The land dispute stems from 8,520 hectares (21,000 acres) concession granted to agro-industrial company Metrey Pheap Kakse Usahakam Co. Ltd.
The collapse of the Bukanga Lonzo agro-industrial park pilot makes it clear that agro-industrial parks are a false solution to the challenges faced by DRC and Africa when it comes to food, agriculture, and poverty alleviation.
Le livret « Promettre, diviser, intimider, contraindre : 12 tactiques utilisées par les sociétés productrices d’huile de palme pour s'emparer des terres communautaires » a été publiée aujourd’hui par le Mouvement mondial pour les forêts tropicales, GRAIN et une alliance d’organisations communautaires et locales unies contre les plantations industrielles de palmiers à huile en Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale.
The booklet “Promise, Divide, Intimidate and Coerce: 12 tactics palm oil companies use to grab community land” has been launched today by the World Rainforest Movement, GRAIN and an Alliance of community and local organisations united against industrial oil palm plantations in West and Central Africa.