Pakistan's army is taking over vast swaths of government-owned land to grow food but the moves are fanning concerns about the powerful military's pervasive presence in a country facing economic collapse.
A decade after transnational palm oil company Wilmar took control of a derelict oil palm plantation, local residents continue to fight for the farmlands, forests and rivers they use.
The board of Australia’s largest fruit and vegetable company, Costa Group, has agreed to a cut-price $1.5 billion takeover offer from a consortium headed by private equity firm Paine Schwartz Partners.
Arab News speaks exclusively to CEO of FonGrow, spearheading agriculture projects under new investment body, who says Pakistan is in talks with Saudi companies like Al-Dahara, Saleh and Al-Khorayef for investment in corporate farming.
Financial players are moving aggressively to snatch up lands around the world with access to water for irrigation. Their strategy is to pump as much water as they can and as fast as they can into the production of crops that reap high prices in export markets.
From Ghana to Nigeria and Ivory Coast, communities impacted by the operations of Belgium’s SIAT Group seek an end to a decade-long conflict tied to SIAT’s extensive plantations.
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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.