Food crisis and the global land grab
farmlandgrab.org weekly | 26-May-2010
Business Report | 25-May-2010
South Africa, which became a net importer of food two years ago after two decades of net exporting, is developing African agricultural ambitions of its own.
ABC | 25-May-2010
"People lose their access to land simply so that rich and powerful Cambodians and foreign investors can make profit from cash crops for export."
Ouestafnews | 25-May-2010
La Banque mondiale accusée de favoriser l’accaparement des terres africaines par des groupes étrangers
Un rapport accablant, produit par un « think tank » américain, accuse la SFI, filiale de la Banque mondiale, de faciliter « l’accaparement des terres » en Afrique
swissinfo.ch | 25-May-2010
A seminar in Zurich brought together development experts to put the issue into context and take a long term view.
Brot für alle | 25-May-2010
EinBlick 1/2010 geht auf die Hintergründe und Konsequenzen von Landraub ein und gibt einen Überblick über die wichtigsten Akteure und Lösungsansätze.
Agrimoney | 24-May-2010
Foreign investors are not just snapping up Brazilian farmland – they are taking a bigger stake in sugar operators too, tripling their participation within three years.
Emirates Business 24/7 | 24-May-2010
The UAE has embarked on an overseas investment spree to ensure domestic food security in a country with miniscule arable area -- a spree that will only grow
Terra Nullius | 23-May-2010
Most people involved in land rights issues are likely to agree that the most abusive companies (and governments) should be vigorously prosecuted using national, regional and global legal fora.
World Rainforest Movement | 22-May-2010
Liberia conference decries the negative impacts from the increasing amount of land being targeted for large scale monoculture plantation in Africa in recent years.
Reuters | 21-May-2010
Singapore plans to help develop a $16 billion agricultural project in northeastern China as the city-state aims to boost its food security.
Straits Times | 21-May-2010
Singapore could gain access to a major new source of meat, fruit and vegetables if a massive new farming project in north-eastern China takes off
Pain pour le Prochain et Action de Carème | 20-May-2010
Un Collection Repères par Pain pour le Prochain et Action de Carème
DTN | 19-May-2010
In Brazil, El Tejar and others are investing in ownership and hope to capture land appreciation. BrasilAgro brags that it sold one farm for a gain of 116 percent in just 17 months.
IPS | 18-May-2010
"Local businessmen make deals with foreign investors and convince tribal authorities in the area to give them land, but the water from the river is not just for people to take," says Water Affairs Under Secretary A. Nehemia who had not been informed about the farm.
Gadaa.com | 01-May-2010
Question - via video - to the 2010 World Economic Forum on Africa in Dar es Salaam on land grabbing in Ethiopia
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