In recent years, communities displaced by sugar plantations have attempted to reclaim their land by targeting the plantations’ investors and buyers overseas, but a study published last week in the peer-reviewed Journal of Civil Society suggests such efforts may disappoint.
The battle over land and resources turned bloodier in the past year with treble the number of land rights defenders killed, according to a human rights group that fears the violence will get even worse.
The Mozambican government reaffirmed yesterday that the agricultural mega-program Prosavana was “a priority” among the means of converting subsistence agriculture into market production, and that it intended to increase cooperation with Japan.
TIAA-CREF new report shows further expand of TIAA’s management presence in the global farmland market. Despite raised concerned of TIAA investment in regions such as Brazil contribute to land conflicts, lead to the displacement of local people. TIAA has been investing in farmland since 2007.
A recent report by nine charities including RIAO-RDC, a Congolese NGO, and the western charities Grain and War on Want, levels a string of criticisms against Feronia Inc, including allegations of land grabs, low pay and exploitation.
L'activité agricole a un caractère sacré, souvent bafoué par l’acquisition injuste de terres qui sont soustraites aux petits producteurs, sacrifiés au nom de «méthodes spéculatives injustes» et souffrant d’un manque de protection institutionnelle, selon le Pape François.