BrasilAgro, which recently merged with farmland investor Agrifirma, continues to aggressively implement its business model that focuses on the acquisition and transformation of Cerrado savanna into farmland.
In response to resistance from people’s movements, Sri Lanka has pulled out of MCC agreement, which would have opened the door for commercial agriculture and large scale acquisition of Sri Lankan lands for foreign individuals and corporations.
A Chinese sugar company with a large long-term land concession in Cambodia came under fire from NGOs Tuesday for leasing parts of the concession to local villagers, collecting rent instead of engaging in the activities stipulated in its contract with the Cambodian government.
In 2013, Missouri’s legislature pushed through a law altering a previous ban on foreign ownership of agricultural property in the state to facilitate the sale of Smithfield Foods to Hong Kong-based Shuanghui International.
High Court in Lusaka rules that the conversion of village lands in Muchinda chiefdom for a large-scale agribusiness project was illegal and violated the community’s rights, but stops short of cancelling the company's title.
The Indonesian police in South Kalimantan province should drop criminal defamation charges against a blogger who interviewed indigenous Dayak leaders regarding land dispute with PT Jhonlin Agro Raya oil palm plantation, said Human Rights Watch.
Human Rights Watch found that DFID's CDC Group failed to ensure that the palm oil companies it finances in the DR Congo respects the basic rights of the people who work and live on or near its plantations.