CEFF II raised $1 billion from a group of institutional investors, mostly pension funds, to invest in high-tech greenhouses, indoor, vertical farms, and other sectors that need controlled environment agriculture facilities.
Banks, retirement funds, retail investors, boutique asset managers, and even some nonprofits and universities are doubling down on farmland investments, making it increasingly difficult for farmers of color to access land.
This community of itinerant farmers believes it was robbed of nearly 7,000 hectares of its land when the Cambodian government granted a concession to a joint venture in which the Bolloré group is a stakeholder.
The court of Nanterre has just dismissed 80 Bunong farmers who accused the French group of illegally appropriating their land in Cambodia. Ten years ago, Noam Léandri from Angers was commissioned by the International Federation for Human Rights to produce a report on the subject. He looks back.
Schweppes Zimbabwe Limited has undertaken to invest US$35 million in the next 10 years into a 2 700 hectare citrus plantation as it seeks to increase production and valued addition at its Beitbridge Juice Processing Plant.
Eighty Cambodian farmers of the Bunong ethnic group were dismissed on Friday by the judicial court of Nanterre. They believed that they had been robbed of their ancestral forest by the Bolloré group, who replaced it with rubber plantations. The farmers' lawyer has appealed against this judgment.