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After decades of conflict, land deadline looms for Myanmar villagers

As refugees began to trickle back, many found their land had been taken for parks, military use or leased to palm oil concessions and rubber plantations. From 2011 to 2016, about 1.9 million acres of land across Myanmar were allocated for agricultural concessions including rubber and palm oil.

Interview with Nic Wrathall, director of Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley

Wrathall went to the the most remote and contested parts of north Western Australia to investigate stories of the forced closure of Aboriginal communities. What he found instead was a complex and complicated set of issues around the ways that huge mineral-rich region is being developed by government, big mining and big agriculture.

Rubber group ousts farmers in Liberia

Land rights violations, expulsions, violence: According to a report by the development organization Bread for all, the Luxembourg-based Socfin plantation group and its Swiss subsidiaries are involved in serious human rights violations in Liberia.

Un exploitant de caoutchouc déloge des fermiers libériens

Infractions au droit foncier, expulsions, violences: Le groupe luxembourgeois Socfin, exploitant des plantations, et ses filiales sont impliqués dans des violations graves des droits humains au Libéria, selon un rapport de l’organisation de développement Pain pour le prochain.

Sierra Leone: turning towards agri-business

The BBC's Hassan Arouni speaks to Sierra Leone's foreign minister Dr. Alie Kabba about the violent crackdown in Pujehun district against people protesting the unjust seizure of their land for large-scale agribusiness

Kenya: New investor lands at Yala Swamp

The Siaya county government has given the green light for a new investor -- Lake Agro Limited, a subsidiary of the Rai Group of Companies -- to move into Yala swamp and takeover existing farms.

Paysans cambodgiens contre Bolloré: audience renvoyée

Une audience prévue à Paris dans la procédure qui oppose des paysans cambodgiens au groupe Bolloré, accusé de s'être accaparé leurs ressources, a été renvoyée au 1er octobre en raison de l'absence des demandeurs, dont le visa a été refusé par le consulat français.

CAAPA investors engage gov’t

Sierra Leone's Deputy Minister of Agriculture tells agribusiness lobby that his government is working on a plan to end land disturbances, adding that fees for land leases will be increased in order to lay the long cry of under-payment by land owners to rest.