Indian company Estina was given a free 99-year lease to a 4,400 ha farm, as well as a guaranteed R114-million per year for the construction and running of the farm, but cash was siphoned out of the country as quickly as the South African public paid it over.
Bulgaria’s government has drafted legislative amendments to exempt European Union citizens from restrictions on buying agricultural land, as the country could face huge financial sanctions from the EU if it does not.
On 11 July, Brazil's President signed into law important new legislation (MP 759) that paves the way for land thieves, who have illegally occupied and cleared vast areas of public land, to legalize their land holdings.
Latin America is the most dangerous region in the world for activists fighting for their land or trying to safeguard the environment, according to a Global Witness report, which also provides insight into why these defenders are at such high risk.
Data released by London-based campaign group Global Witness showed that 49 of 200 land rights activists killed last year were from South America's largest country, making Brazil the world's most dangerous nation for campaigners.
L’accaparement des terres par l’agriculture industrielle au détriment de l’agriculture familiale est un phénomène qui prend de plus en plus d’ampleur, avec des conséquences sociales et économiques de plus en plus marquées.
Deux ans après le changement de régime, le pays est engagé dans un Plan d’aménagement du territoire qui se traduit par un accaparement des terres et du littoral généralisé, selon les militants du Nafso