Koh Kong provincial court in Cambodia convicted ten land activists on Tuesday of incitement to commit serious social disorder and malicious denunciation and sentenced them to one year in prison plus a total fine of 40 million riels to be paid to the plaintiff, tycoon Heng Huy.
Mitsui & Co. has invested US$360 million through a Singapore-based holding company in Ecuador-based Industrial Pesquera Santa Priscila (IPSP), which controls 18,000 hectares of farming ponds.
The proposed joint venture would bring together irrigation techniques and integrating digital tools into farming and landscaping projects.
- Jerusalem Post
16 Aug 2023
A Chinese agricultural company has announced plans to invest “$12.7 billion” in the agriculture sector on 750,000 ha of land in four provinces in Cambodia along the Tonle Sap Lake: Battambang, Pursat, Siem Reap and Kampong Thom.
- Phnom Penh Post
15 Aug 2023
Through Macquarie Asset Management, PFJC will invest in farmland with various crops, such as wheat, beans, cotton and avocados on farmlands spread across eastern and western Australia.
- Asian Investor
14 Aug 2023
Earthworm Foundation visited the plantations run by Socfin’s subsidiaries, one in Liberia and the other in Cameroon, where communities and local and international organizations had raised serious allegations of sexual harassment, land grabs, pollution and unfair labor practices.
Socfin agrees that more needs to be done to further "reduce" communities' "concerns" and that some serious issues need immediate action
The state’s retirement system invested heavily in a private land deal that allowed a foreign company to effectively ship Arizona’s scarce water supply overseas.
Between Aug. 4 and Aug. 7, security guards for a palm oil company Brasil BioFuels S.A. (BBF) in the Amazonian state of Pará that’s been dubbed the “palm oil war” region allegedly shot and wounded five Tembé Indigenous people. The shootings are the latest outburst in a chain of violence tied to the disputes between Indigenous communities and palm oil companies over land in the region.
The Multi Actors Platform on Land Governance and Responsible Agricultural Investment in Liberia launches a series of programs including the Private Sector Engagement Strategy and the Responsible Agriculture Investment.
Agriculture is being flagged as the replacement for residential property investments following changes to Portugal's Golden Visa programme, with investors urged to look towards funds such as Pela Terra and Terra Nova.
- International Investment
07 Aug 2023
Herdsman are occupying a substantial portion of land that was granted by the government to Madhvani Sugar Factory for a sugarcane plantation in Amuru district but that has not been utilised.