New information indicates that Feronia's $15 million rice operations were taken over by a politically connected Belgian-Congolese businessman when they mysteriously vanished from the company's books in 2017.
An open letter to the Brazilian National Congress, led by supermarket chains including Tesco and Sainsbury's, urges them to reject a proposed "land grabbers law" to allow the private occupation of public land.
Botum Sakor National Park in southern Cambodia has lost at least 30,000 ha of forest over the past three decades. Environmental degradation go back to the late 1990s when Cambodian government began handing out economic land concessions for commercial plantations and tourist infrastructure.
Over 30 families from the Kreung indigenous community say that Singapore-based SK Plantations has bulldozed their forests and crops, demolished their homes and sent in security forces to stop them from planting.
Colombian Embassy in Peru says Peruvian agribusiness companies have a growing interest in investing in land in Colombia and at least five companies are set to do so in 2021 to grow blueberries and avocados