SMTP created BoViMa in 2014 with the ambition of capturing the regional market, supplying beef to islands in the Western Indian Ocean. Its plans remained in cold storage for years. In 2017, the IFC stepped in.
"The Senhuile land-grab is an ongoing process, whose trajectory will depend on the possibility to construct and strengthen alliances among farmers’ and herders’ groups at local, regional and national levels to ensure recognition of pastoral land rights" says Maura Benegiamo
Sayaka Funada-Classen reports that the Japanese and Mozambican governments have announced the termination of ProSAVANA, a huge victory for Mozambican peasant movements and tri-national peoples solidarity
As the world concentrates on dealing with COVID-19 pandemic, multinational companies continue to evict communities from their land, tearing down their lives and their sovereignty to plant monocrops like oil palm and sugar cane in Africa, or GMO soy in South America.
The Oakland Institute, independent policy think tank based in the US, in a recent report said the compact between Sri Lanka and the US Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC) could potentially shift millions of hectares of land in the country into private control
A decade ago, the Indonesian government began to heavily promote large-scale plantation in southern Papua. An investigation recently published explored how some outside investors gained rights to the land and the fallout for the indigenous population. Children were suffering from malnutrition while agricultural commodities are exported from their ancestral land.