Cross River State House of Assembly has ordered Wilmar PZ and other multinationals to obey the laws of the state or face the music, following community complaints of exploitation and land grabbing by Wilmar at its plantations.
The Dutch newspaper Trouw identified at least seven projects that FMO funded in which the companies involved were connected to murder, intimidation, environmental damage, arbitrary arrests and land grabbing.
The Russian Direct Investment Fund and the Saudi Agricultural and Livestock Investment Company signed an agreement to join forces in the search of investment projects in the Russian agricultural sector
Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces of Cambodia urge the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it.
For decades, the island of Aru escaped the attention of companies clearing Indonesia’s rainforests. But then it came into the sights of the Menara Group, which wanted to plant sugarcane across nearly two-thirds of Aru.
Navis, which is backed by the US government’s development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will also look to acquire 10,000 acres for a durian plantation, starting in Pahang state.