A diplomatic intervention by the Indian government and law suits filed by the company appear to have pushed Ethiopian authorities to backtrack and offer a new lease in the Gambella region, this time for 15,000 hectares.
Investment companies, such as major farmland investor Duxton, that are making “ridiculous” profits from selling water to farmers struggling with drought are on notice, as the Federal Government considers shutting them down.
Large-scale land transactions in which nations sell huge, publicly owned parcels to foreign and domestic corporations negatively affect local women more than men, a new study by Oregon State University shows.
The lawsuit against Asia’s largest sugar producer, Mitr Phol, filed on behalf of about 3,000 people, is the first class-action lawsuit filed in a Thai court by plaintiffs from another country against a Thai company operating outside Thailand.
The sustained advocacy by communities affected by large land deals and civil society for change to the policies and laws governing land administration have resulted in departures from the historical norms on land rights and tenure security.
The jobs and development promised to rural communities by investors who inked deals with the Liberian government in the late 2000s have failed to materialize in the wake of land disputes and conflicts.