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22 Feb 2019 FPA
Sexual violence & threats documented at Liberia Agricultural Company
New report alleges that residents of Grand Bassa, Margibi and Bong Counties are being harmed by activities of Salala Rubber Corporation and Liberia Agricultural Company.
22 Feb 2019 Reuters
Sime Darby Plantation considers exiting West Africa palm oil operations -sources
Sime Darby, the world’s biggest oil palm planter by land holdings, is considering exiting its palm and rubber operations in Liberia
21 Feb 2019 ArtsHub
Interview with Nic Wrathall, director of Undermined: Tales from the Kimberley
Wrathall went to the the most remote and contested parts of north Western Australia to investigate stories of the forced closure of Aboriginal communities. What he found instead was a complex and complicated set of issues around the ways that huge mineral-rich region is being developed by government, big mining and big agriculture.
21 Feb 2019 France Culture
S’approprier la terre : du libéralisme au néocolonialisme
Depuis la crise de 2008, la terre agricole a la cote auprès des marchés internationaux qui y voient un placement lucratif. Qui sont les gagnants et les perdants de ce nouveau grand jeu ?
21 Feb 2019 FIAN Belgium
Land grabbing for palm oil in Sierra Leone
FIAN Belgium publishes a new report "Land Grabbing for Palm Oil in Sierra Leone : Analysis of the SOCFIN Case from a Human Rights Perspective".
20 Feb 2019 Bread for All
Rubber group ousts farmers in Liberia
Land rights violations, expulsions, violence: According to a report by the development organization Bread for all, the Luxembourg-based Socfin plantation group and its Swiss subsidiaries are involved in serious human rights violations in Liberia.
20 Feb 2019 PPP
Un exploitant de caoutchouc déloge des fermiers libériens
Infractions au droit foncier, expulsions, violences: Le groupe luxembourgeois Socfin, exploitant des plantations, et ses filiales sont impliqués dans des violations graves des droits humains au Libéria, selon un rapport de l’organisation de développement Pain pour le prochain.
20 Feb 2019 Economic Times
Saudi Arabia asks India to allow foreign ownership in real estate
Saudi Arabia wants India to change its laws to allow Saudis to own agricultural land to help enhance food security while reducing their dependence on oil, says the chairman of the Saudi-India Business Council
19 Feb 2019 BBC
Sierra Leone: turning towards agri-business
The BBC's Hassan Arouni speaks to Sierra Leone's foreign minister Dr. Alie Kabba about the violent crackdown in Pujehun district against people protesting the unjust seizure of their land for large-scale agribusiness
18 Feb 2019 TANY
Une alimentation adéquate pour la population malgache d'abord, exporter après
« Madagascar, grenier de l’Océan Indien » vise à exporter les produits agricoles dans le monde entier en facilitant l'accès au foncier pour les investisseurs
15 Feb 2019 Standard
Kenya: New investor lands at Yala Swamp
The Siaya county government has given the green light for a new investor -- Lake Agro Limited, a subsidiary of the Rai Group of Companies -- to move into Yala swamp and takeover existing farms.
15 Feb 2019 Lusaka Times
Elite Foods in Zambia on Monday to look at investing in the Northern Province
Elite Foods CEO says his South African company wishes to take advantage of the Northern Province's huge expanse of water and land.
15 Feb 2019 Actucameroun
Cameroun: la sécurisation de ces terres des peuples autochtones en débat à Kribi (Sud)
"L'accaparement des terres reste une réalité ici avec les grands projets annoncés ou encours de réalisation," explique un participant camerounnais
14 Feb 2019 The Crimson
The rebirth of Harvard's divestment movement
A three-day campaign called “Land Under Siege,” consisting of a teach-in, a Mass. Hall rally and an organiser training event, was organized by Harvard Undergraduates for Environmental Justice.
13 Feb 2019 Senenews
Nous, paysans et éleveurs du Sénégal, voilà pour qui nous allons voter…
« Nous, paysans et éleveurs, allons voter pour celui-là qui mettra fin au bradage du foncier » annoncent les producteurs du Sénégal face aux candidats à l'élection presidentielle

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