New documentary film shows how sales of huge land areas of Ethiopia, by the Ethiopian government, to foreign investors, have led to starvation and forced displacement, and how the World Bank is complicit.
Less than 72 hours after President Joko Widodo's orders to implement the agrarian reform through land redistribution, peasant families of Mekar Jaya Village in Langkat District of North Sumatera Province in Indonesia were in for a rude shock.
Large land concessions are detrimental to the livelihoods of rural communities, who have drawn little benefit from these concessions and have had no effective remedy or recourse when their rights are infringed or violated.
A group of individuals from a broad range of institutions and organizations that focus on improving land governance around the world hereby commit to promote and bolster data-sharing efforts within the land sector.
A recent report has exposed links between Swiss banks and some of the world’s largest palm oil plantation companies. Earthsight has reviewed the findings and shown that most of these firms have been involved in illegal deforestation.
Human Rights Watch accuse des autorités civiles et militaires de l’ouest du Rwanda d’avoir menacé, violenté et poursuivi en justice des habitants qui se sont opposés à des politiques d’expropriation de terres agricoles.