Too few investors knew the land; too many deals were crooked. Yet officials hint that the government wants to promote huge farms once more, this time by expanding wheat production to boost food security.
Saudi Arabia's state grain buyer SAGO is asking Saudi investors with farmland overseas to import 355,000 tonnes of wheat into the kingdom, as major food importers try to increase strategic reserves in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
HighQuest Partners has documented an additional 100 ag investors that have made their first investment in food and agriculture in the first quarter of 2020, directly or via allocations to asset managers.
World Bank and IMF policies have provided key support for the financialisation of food and agriculture, resulting in landgrabs, price volatility, the concentration of power and the expansion of climate-damaging industrial agriculture
Espérant recevoir une autre tranche du FMI, fin mars 2020, les « serviteurs du peuple » de Zelensky, en alliance avec M. Porochenko, ont vendu les terres de l’Ukraine. Mais ils ne les ont pas vendues tout à fait correctement. En tout cas, du point de vue de l’Occident.
Wafra International, an investment firm owned by the Kuwait state pension agency, is investing $10 million of the new funding in Pure Harvest Smart Farms, and committing $100 million in equity and project financing.
The GAI Rankings Report highlights the significance of capital being raised and deployed to pursue farmland investments, confirming more than 50 million acres globally under management and $51.5 billion in assets under management.
While the COVID-19 pandemic threatens the health of Indigenous peoples in Brazil’s Amazon, pressure over their traditional lands is increasing as grileiros –individuals who illegally seize land – sense an opportunity to exploit the crisis.
Villagers in Laos say a Chinese-owned banana plantation has unfairly acquired the land of 46 families in the northern part of the country, many of whom were coerced by authorities into selling for a miniscule compensation package.
En el Cono Sur se desarrolla una reforma agraria, pero al revés: donde unos pocos tienen mucho y donde muchos no tienen casi nada. Es la situación de la tierra en Argentina, Brasil, Bolivia, Paraguay y Uruguay.
Dans la nuit du 30 au 31 mars 2020, la Rada a voté la levée du moratoire sur la vente des terres agricoles afin que l’Ukraine puisse potentiellement recevoir une nouvelle tranche d’aide financière du FMI et éviter le défaut de paiement.
Foreign buyers stepping into the rural property or agribusiness sector will have to negotiate new regulatory hurdles aimed at preventing a rush of opportunistic offshore-based takeovers during the coronavirus emergency.
Ukrainian lawmakers voted on Tuesday to lift a ban on the sale of farmland that has stood for nearly two decades, clearing one of the hurdles needed to unlock an $8 billion loan package from the International Monetary Fund.
Le parlement ukrainien a définitivement voté dans la nuit de lundi à mardi une loi autorisant la vente de ses fertiles terres agricoles, notamment à leurs exploitants, une condition clé pour le déblocage d'une aide financière du FMI.
In Cameroon, women are the ones who bring food home, and when there is enough, we sell it. The income allows us to meet other needs. Today, we no longer have this possibility because of the agro-industries, like SOCAPALM
Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky's Office says they have amended the farmland market bill to limit land purchases per person to 100 ha and delay allowing legal entities to purchase lands of up to 10,000 ha until 2024
Women living in the vicinity of eight agro-industrial plantations in Cameroon - HEVECAM, SUDCAM, SOCAPALM, PHP, BIOPALM, SEMRY, RUBBERCAM and SOSUCAM - gathered to discuss the impacts of agro-industrial plantations on women's land rights.