With the passing of a law in 2012 opening the door to foreign investment in farmland in Turkey, Gulf countries are increasing their investments in agriculture and livestock, as they aim to meet their homeland's food needs.
"We're in the beginning stages of what could be a significant shift in land ownership," said Madeleine Fairbairn, who is investigatiing the impacts on farmers of institutional investment in U.S. farmland.
From sweeping cuts of funds to protect forests, to the loosening of conservation of indigenous land and measures to boost large-scale property deals, Brazil has embarked on the biggest roll back of environmental protections in two decades.
According to a report released today by leading environmental and social justice advocates, the investment management firm TIAA is leading a trend of speculating in land markets, which drives up farmland prices and displaces family farmers.
The United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to food cautions that many Zambian peasants are at risk of becoming squatters on their own land as Zambia is turned into Southern Africa’s food basket.
Quinze villages disent non au projet marocain dans les communes de Dodel et Demette. Les 10.000 ha de terre octroyés au projet marocain Adouha continuent de faire couler beaucoup d’encre et de salive dans le département de Podor.