Mohammed Dewji has secured land in Rwanda as part of his decision to pour millions of dollars into the country through his Dar es Salaam-based food conglomerate, MeTL Group.
- Billionaires Africa
14 Sep 2023
A new report explains how Harvard University, pension fund TIAA and multinational agribusiness corporation Bunge are enabling illegal land grabs and increasing deforestation for soy production
When Dominion Farms Ltd pulled out from the Yala Swamp, residents hoped to get their lands and water back. But the lands were signed over to a bank that then transferred it to a sugar cane plantation company on a 99 year lease.
The Swiss association of the largest public pension funds, has decided to exclude shares in the French group Bolloré SE. The exclusion is justified by “potential human rights violations in Liberia, Cambodia and Sierra Leone”.
An Indonesian court has upheld a government decision to curb the expansion of a multibillion-dollar oil palm plantation project in the country’s easternmost region of Papua.
The pact with China's Guangxi Fenglin Wood Industry Group and a company the Zambian government said was called Development Company Ltd. of China, will include 100,000 hectares of plantations of slash pine.
Belgian businessman Hubert Fabri and Vincent Bolloré's group want to take total control of Socfin by acquiring all the shares in the Luxembourg multinational, which is regularly accused of human rights violations.
Under Cibus Fund I’s ownership, Innoliva has doubled its footprint from around 4,300ha of “super high-density” olive-oil production to over 8,300ha of diversified products, including almonds and table olives.
In its first case to address a major palm oil commodity trader, the Dutch National Contact Point for the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises offered its good offices in the complaint filed by Peruvian Indigenous Leaders against Louis Dreyfus Company B.V.
- Forest Peoples Programme
04 Sep 2023
The consolidation of smallholding farms has long been taking place in advance of so-called economies of scale — but instead of benefiting farmers, this has so far benefited only land-grabbers.
The Communities who were contending over the equity distribution of ground rent by the owner of the estate, Wing Song M-House, finally reached a mutual understanding after a series of previous engagements with the ministry.
New report by the Oakland Institute examines the African Forestry Impact Platform bankrolled by European development finance institutions, Japanese oil interests, and an Australian investment firm.
- Oakland Institute
30 Aug 2023