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.
This historic case against French corporation Bolloré does more than send a strong signal supporting freedom of the press: it is a recognition of the reality for villagers living in the shade of the plantations of SOCAPALM in Cameroon.
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.
World Bank is launching an unprecedented attack on the commons by pushing privatisation of customary and public land and its sale by auction to the highest bidder. The land indicator’s Enabling the Business of Agriculture rankings prescribes policy reforms to ease access to land for agribusiness.
Corrupt practices in the context of large-scale land-based investments in Africa contribute to the unauthorised conversion of customary land to commercial land, to the detriment of poor rural women's access
The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination asked the PNG government yet again, to respond to concerns that PNG continues to authorise the exploitation of indigenous land by foreign companies through SABLs.