Food crisis and the global land grab
farmlandgrab.org weekly | 14-Apr-2010
IPS | 14-Apr-2010
The Cambodian government’s moves to allocate vast tracts of land to foreign and local companies are often done without consulting local villagers.
NZ Herald | 14-Apr-2010
Someone needs to put Fonterra and the Feds into the same room.
Otago Daily Times | 14-Apr-2010
The Chinese-backed company seeking to buy 29 North Island dairy farms is also trying to buy up to 100 farms in Otago and Southland and build a dairy factory in Southland.
IPS | 13-Apr-2010
A year after the purchases of vast swathes of farm land in Africa first drew public attention, transactions remain as opaque as ever.
Télérama | 13-Apr-2010
Entretien avec Jean Crépu, réalisateur de "Main basse sur le riz".
Reuters | 12-Apr-2010
But company says it does not want to tarnish Saudi Arabia's image by buying farmlands abroad
US and Japanese Governments | 12-Apr-2010
Event aims to support “win-win” arrangements whereby investors and host countries can both benefit from international investment, supporting national or regional food security aims.
Business Daily | 12-Apr-2010
Egyptian private equity firm Citadel Capital is seeking to buy Kenya’s firms and long-term land leases as it seeks agro-based raw materials to feed its food business.
Arab News | 12-Apr-2010
Vietnam President Nguyen Minh Triet, current chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, pledged to bolster Saudi-ASEAN cooperation in view of ASEAN's reliance on the Gulf states' oil and the Gulf states' need for overseas farmland for their own food security.
Le Temps d'Algérie | 11-Apr-2010
L'annonce du président de la Chambre nationale d'agriculture de mettre des terres agricoles en concession au profit d'entreprises étrangères n'a pas été sans provoquer la réaction violente des agriculteurs.
Reuters | 11-Apr-2010
Vietnam's president Nguyen Minh Triet on Saturday met Saudi business leaders who asked for flexible investment regulations and access to Vietnam's farmlands
GMANews.TV | 11-Apr-2010
Asian Peasant Coalition composed of 20 Asian country members join the protests on Sunday in Mendiola, Manila, calling to stop global landgrabbing
Japan Times | 11-Apr-2010
Rebuttal from Ethiopia's ambassador to Japan against the article "Japan, please don't go grabbing Ethiopians' land," insisting that the government is only leasing out "unutilized land and some other land holdings by government-owned enterprises".
GLW | 10-Apr-2010
Plans for a US$6 billion food estate in the Merauke region of West Papua has been attacked by farmer and environmental organisations as a land grab that would destroy 2 million hectares of virgin forest.
RFI | 09-Apr-2010
Les gouvernements africains ont multiplié les contrats de location de terres agricoles avec des sociétés étrangères au cours de ces cinq dernières années. Le phénomène n'est pas nouveau mais les motivations, les acquéreurs et le rythme d'acquisition, oui.
Financial Express | 09-Apr-2010
India's food crisis can be lessened by growing some of the relevant crops like wheat, rice, pulses and oilseeds in Argentina.
J.J. Rawlings blog | 09-Apr-2010
"We need to employ some protectionist policies to save our continent from a new form of colonization"
Agrimoney.com | 08-Apr-2010
Flotation would go towards plans to increase elevator capacity and expand the group's land bank to 200,000 hectares.
Reuters | 08-Apr-2010
Algeria plans for the first time to invite bids from foreign investors to lease farmland
IPS | 06-Apr-2010
Les investisseurs nationaux et internationaux occupent de plus en plus de terres arables au Mali pour une production répondant à la crise céréalière.
Japan Times | 04-Apr-2010
Japan should shun this new kind of colonization like a plague, no matter what well-paid city-based officials may say.
Globe and Mail | 04-Apr-2010
People see the Chinese as moving into Africa, kicking poor farmers off their land, and growing food to be shipped back to China for domestic consumption. This seems unlikely, however, says Doug Saunders.
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