FAO expert says it would be wrong to conclude that investors’ interest in agriculture has vanished and developing countries and donors should do more to ensure responsible investment and confront domestic “land grabbers".
Women in Senegal are fighting back against land grabbing, from young coders designing a mobile app to help women buy land to civil society groups rallying female villagers to stand up to multinationals
The stage for an acquisition of Crookes could already be set thanks to the involvement of African agriculture-focused UK private equity firm SilverStreet Capital as the key shareholder through its Silverlands (SA) Plantations investment vehicle.
Read the synthesis of the thematic sessions which took place on the 31st March, 1st and 2 April 2016 in Valencia, Spain, during the global forum of the World Forum on Access to Land and Natural Resources.
China sugarcane company Rui Feng continued its campaign to clear disputed land in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia yesterday, even after a video of its employees seemingly trying to beat villagers surfaced online earlier this week.
Some 100 farmers who have spent the past 11 days sleeping on land to guard it from bulldozers in Preah Vihear province, Cambodia are exhausted by empty promises from the government to solve their problem.
In India, of the almost 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres) of land acquired for SEZs in the last five years, only 362 hectares have been used for their intended purpose, according to SEZ Farmers' Protection Welfare Association despite farmers have been devastated by the loss of their land.
In its Zero Deforestation Commitment published today, SOCFIN in Cambodia commits to manage and develop its rubber plantations in Mondulkiri while protecting the environment, respecting local communities and providing full transparency.
Indonesia central government has recognized the rights of nine indigenous communities to the forests. That movement still has long way to go, the nine “customary forests” encompass a total of 13,100 hectares. By comparison, Indonesia’s nine biggest oil palm firms in 2013 had planted nearly 2 million hectares.
About 100 farmers from Koh Kong province traveled to Phnom Penh to press government officials for a solution to their long-running land disputes with a trio of sugarcane plantations they accuse of stealing their land.
Greenpeace accuse la banque de financer, entre autres, Goodhope Asia Holding Ltd contre laquelle des ONG et des communautés locales ont porté plainte auprès de la RSPO pour "accaparement de terres" en Papouasie.
Le Niger et le Royaume d’Arabie Saoudite viennent de conclure plusieurs accords de coopération, remettant à l’ordre du jour le très controversé projet d’achat de terres arables au Niger qu’envisagent des investisseurs saoudiens.
Soutenu par un cabinet d’avocat français, Guillaume Eboh Dipanda, jeune riverain des plantations de la Société Camerounaise des Palmeraies (Socapalm), vient de trainer Vincent Bolloré devant les tribunaux de Paris.
Consultez la synthèse de chacune des sessions thématiques qui ont eu lieu les 31 mars, 1er et 2 avril 2016 lors du Forum Mondial sur l'Accès à la Terre et aux ressources naturelles à Valencia (Espagne).
La Ligue démocratique surveille comme du lait sur le feu, la situation qui prévaut à Kébémer et consécutive à un litige foncier entre SENEGINDIA et des populations qui s’opposent à l’affectation de 1000 hectares à ladite Société.
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