Representatives of 24 indigenous groups from 15 provinces of Cambodia urge the government to solve their outstanding land dispute and expedite the process of registering their collective farmland to prevent private companies grabbing it.
For decades, the island of Aru escaped the attention of companies clearing Indonesia’s rainforests. But then it came into the sights of the Menara Group, which wanted to plant sugarcane across nearly two-thirds of Aru.
Navis, which is backed by the US government’s development finance institution Overseas Private Investment Corporation, will also look to acquire 10,000 acres for a durian plantation, starting in Pahang state.
Canadian fund manager PSP Investments, a public service pension fund, has put in an offer for Australia's Webster farms, including their water entitlements, that values the diversified agribusiness at $854 million
The Vermont Pension Investment Committee has invested $100 million in the Nuveen Global Farmland Fund, which aims to make farmland acquisitions averaging $20m across the US, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Poland, Romania and Chile.
Nine representatives of the Bunong indigenous communities in Cambodia who claimed to be victim to plantation project by French company Socfin-KCD appeared for questioning at the Tribunal of Nanterre in France.