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Defamatory vs defamation

Over the past few years, civil society groups have been drawn into a serious of legal actions to defend the rights of people to talk about what they see and experience as land grabbing and other abuses committed not only by multinational corporations in the agribusiness arena, but government authorities and local elites as well.

Saudis are in town for SA agriculture

A Saudi delegation met with South Africa’s Minister of Agriculture and "expressed a desire to lease land in South Africa to produce a wide range of agricultural commodities provided they can sign a lease of 99 years or more.”

Myanmar land ownership law could displace millions of farmers

Under a land reformation act, millions of farmers across Myanmar could be forced from land they have tilled for generations. In an open letter, a national grassroots coalition, called for the government to "abolish" the law and "enact a federal law that safeguards people's integrity, their lives and livelihoods."