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Mega-plantations in Southeast Asia: Landscapes of displacement

This article reviews a wide body of literature on the emergence and expansion of agro-industrial, monoculture plantations across Southeast Asia through the lens of mega projects. While they have been contested by customary land users, smallholders, civil society organizations, and even government regulators, their displacement and transformation of Southeast Asia’s rural landscapes will likely endure for quite some time.

The great land robbery

The shameful story of how 1 million black families have been ripped from their farms. A war waged by deed of title has dispossessed 98 percent of black agricultural landowners in America.

Failed commercial farms

Birhanu Fikade of "The Reporter" sat down with Atkyelesh G.M. Persson (PhD) to learn about her findings on large scale FDI that failed to deliver the desired results in Ethiopia

China investing in Brazil ag

COFCO announced it will finance the expansion of more than 60 million acres [24 million ha] of soybean production in Brazil.