The World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development have reaffirmed their support for the Ukrainian government’s plans to lift a more than decade-long moratorium on the purchases of Ukrainian farmland
Indonesia North Sumatra police have arrested an oil palm plantation owner believed to be the mastermind behind the murder of two journalists-cum-activists, Maraden Sianipar and Maratua P. Siregar. The police said it was believed the murders were triggered by a land dispute between the company and local farmers.
Cross Pacific Investments, which is backed by the Buratovich family of Argentina, has now spent more than $43 million on top end Australian land in the last few months, totalling just over 540,000 hectares.
Kilombero Plantations Limited in Tanzania joins a long list of failed big agriculture projects in Africa in recent years, including Agrisol and Sun Biofuels in Tanzania; Karuturi in Kenya and Ethiopia; Nile Trading in South Sudan; Senhuile in Senegal, and Bukanga Lonzo in the Democratic Republic of Congo
The proposed legislation would bar both foreigners and locals from buying any land in all districts bordering China and in a 25 kilometer-wide strip adjacent to Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.