Indonesia has published its first ever map of customary forests, in a move it says to prevent land grabs by businesses and resolve existing conflicts.But indigenous rights activists are unconvinced, saying land recognition process for local communities continues to be hampered by onerous bureaucratic requirements.
Australia’s big four banks; ANZ, the Commonwealth Bank, NAB and Westpac are financing companies accused of land grabs, deforestation and labour abuses in developing countries according to a new report by Friends of the Earth Australia.
The sell-down of northern grazing assets continues for Terra Firma’s Consolidated Pastoral Co, with a deal announced today to sell its Ucharonidge station in the Northern Territory to Malcolm Harris’s Cleveland Agriculture.
Bank of America’s Specialty Asset Management group manages more than 94,000 assets with a value of $13.6 billion for individuals and institutions looking for timberland, farms, ranches, energy interests, or real estate.
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.